Tempe, AZ


October 8, 2010 – January 29, 2011


Saturday, January 29

Performances – 1-3pm

Walking tour – 3-5pm

Closing Event Performances

Peter Bugg in collaboration with Ryan Peter Miller: Target Audience

Adam Murray: Resonance

Curator Lead Walking Tour

Join Open for Business artists and ASU Art Museum curator John Spiak

on a stroll through downtown Tempe and experience the artist projects

at participating businesses.


A map for the Open for Business project is available at the ASU Art Museum

and online at the following address:

Follow Open for Business with upcoming profiles featuring each project

on the ASU Art Museum blog:

Arizona State University Art Museum & Downtown Tempe Businesses

Curator: John D. Spiak

Open for Business calls attention to the importance of local artists, businesses

and organizations.  Simultaneously taking place in downtown Tempe businesses

and an interrelated exhibition at the ASU Art Museum, this project features the

work of sixteen Valley artists who address the purpose of each business, providing

opportunities for audience members to interact with the physical space of each

location and to discover, or rediscover, new aspects of their own community.


Individuals will be guided by maps available at the ASU Art Museum to art

installations at downtown Tempe business including La Bocca, Rula Bula,

Caffé Boa, The Shoe Mill, Brand X Custom T-Shirts, Monti’s La Casa Vieja,

Mood Swings Salon, Fascinations, Cartel Coffee Lab, Buffalo Exchange,

The Bicycle Cellar, The Headquarters, and Downtown Tempe Community, Inc.

(Public Parking Structures)


The list of Valley artists participating in the exhibition include both internationally

established and rising stars of our community, including Peter Bugg in collaboration

with Ryan Peter Miller, Cyndi Coon, Wendy Furman, Jon Haddock, Saskia Jorda,

Tania Katan, Mary Lucking, Matthew Mosher, Adam Murray, Marco Rosichelli,

Erin V. Sotak, David Tinapple, Chris Todd, Jen Urso, Nic Wiesinger, and

Whitney Zamá


To insure the success and outreach of the project, the ASU Art Museum has

partnered with Tempe Chamber of Commerce, Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau,

Downtown Tempe Community (DTC), Local First Arizona, Valley Forward Association,

Creative Connect, Comerica Bank (Tempe, Mill), *Scottsdale Public Art, and

Volunteer Legal Assistance for Artists (VLAA).

This project is generously supported by a grant from the Tempe Municipal Arts

Commission, ASU Art Museum Advisory Board, and the Wilhelmine Prinzen

Endowed Fund for Emerging Artists.

In-kind support provided by Phoenix NewTimes, Ben Franklin Press, Inc.,

Melissa McGurgan Design, and Mannington Commercial.

*Scottsdale Public Art is organizing the store front project IN FLUX in Downtown

Scottsdale that will occur during the same time period.  Through this collaboration,

both institutions will combine efforts to create cross-over audience and awareness.

A map showing all participating locations will be available at locations in Tempe,

Scottsdale,  ASU Art Museum and online at:

Arizona State University Art Museum is a community incubator re-thinking the

museum through sustainability, diversity of knowledge and shared human experience

– recognizing we are more similar than different.