Save the Date!
Friday, March 20, 2020 from 5-9 p.m.
This event at Daley Park will be created with the people who live in the park's community. In the upcoming months, the park's community, artists, and city staff will be holding community gatherings, arts activities, and more that will be opportunities for the park's community to participate in creating their unique Arts in the Parks event.
More details on the event will be posted in February 2020!
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.