Arts in the Parks goes online with live, digital festivals
The in-person events were cancelled but the shows will go on – online. All six Arts in the Parks events will now become digital festivals that can be enjoyed in real-time, citywide. The same arts activities hand-picked by the neighborhoods will come to life online as the artists perform live on You Tube. Mark your calendars for Wednesday nights for the next six weeks and support local artists online during this time of physical distancing. Follow @TempeCityArts on Facebook and Instagram to tune in or visit tempe.gov/ArtsintheParks.
Arts in the Park Online Event for Daley Park: May 20th, 6-7pm
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You can check here for planning meeting dates, locations, and times. Meeting updates and take-aways will also be posted so that if you are unable to attend you can still follow the process! If you would like to receive email invites to planning meetings contact Julie_Akerly@tempe.gov
The Spring Arts in the Parks event will be designed with artists and the park's community. Several planning meetings leading up to the event will involve brainstorming, collaboration, and collective decision making from the planning committee!
First Planning Meeting
Meeting Notes PDF
Second Planning Meeting
Meeting Notes PDF
Pop-Up in the Park
25 people joined us for Daley Park’s Pop-Up Gathering on September 11, 2019. Residents enjoyed music by Tatiana Crespo as they discussed their favorite memories from the park and what they would like to see for their event next March. Resident artist Halley Willcox facilitated a brainstorming activity using an enlarged map of Daley Park. People were asked to locate a fond memory from the park with a sticky note as well as suggest performances and activities. Many residents love the trees and wish to see events happen within them. They also suggested live painting, drum circles, chalk murals, communal dance performances, and international food vendors.
In Spring 2019, all Tempe residents were invited to fill out community surveys that shared information about their communities identity, their interests in different arts activities that they would like to experience in their park, and an opportunity to provide additional comments about their community or Arts in the Parks.
HALLEY WILLCOX (BFA, Texas Christian University; MFA, Arizona State University) is honored to be the Artist-In-Residence at Daley Park in Tempe, Arizona and has helped facilitate creative planning for a culminating Arts in the Park event in March. She is creating a site-specific movement performance that will be set near and inspired by the yarn bomb which is a part of the Daley Park Arts in the Park event. Halley has enjoyed cultivating friendships with residents who has participated in the planning of this years Arts in the Park at Daley Park and is looking forward to the event.
She is performing artist and dance educator who teaches at Grand Canyon University and Arizona State University. Halley’s interest in cities and community started at a young age and carried it’s way into her MFA thesis research which examined the relationship between culture and urban spaces, inspired by physical parameters that cities provide for our lives. Additionally, she is a Permanent-Artist-in-Residence and director of marketing and communications at [nueBOX]. She co-directs sister beasts, an international collaboration with Paty Solórzano, which consists of a series of theatrical duets that questions social norms and explores feminism and womanhood between Mexico and Arizona. This spring Halley will be presenting at the Future(s) of Dance Education(s) conference in Norway and performing and teaching at Performática Festival in Cholula, Mexico. Halley was recently a Dance-Artist-in-Residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada, where she started developing a new work that will premier this June at Crescent Ballroom through support of [nueBOX].