Save the Date!
Friday, May 1, 2020 from 5-9 p.m.
This event at Hudson 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
First Planning Meeting
Meeting Notes PDF
We created a brainstorm board with ideas from the Pop-Up event to start the basis of the planning meeting conversation. Residents noted their favorite ideas.
Second Planning Meeting
December 12, 2020, 6-7:30pm
at New School for the Arts and Academics
1216 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281
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!
Pop-Up in the Park
50 people joined us at Hudson Park’s Pop-Up in the Park gathering on October 3rd. We enjoyed music by AJ Odneal, shared ideas, and discussed resident’s interests in what they would like to see happen during the park’s event in the Spring. Residents took part in a brainstorming activity by placing sticky notes on a map of Hudson Park. They indicated what arts activities they would like to make, what performances they would like to see, what music they would like to listen to, and how they would decorate their park with art. Some ideas involved: decorating the trees with art, using the meditation garden for performances, featuring musicians and artists from the neighborhood, and a variety of music such as Latin, Classic rock, and String Quartets.
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.