Save the Date!
Friday, March 27, 2020 from 5-9 p.m.
This event at Selleh 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
70 people joined us for Selleh Park’s Pop Up Gathering on October 1, 2019. Rising Youth Theatre facilitated an activity and discussions with residents about their memories of parks, and invited residents to write and draw their memories on a “River of Life.” Members of Rising Youth Theatre also performed short re-enactments of people’s memories in parks, accompanied by live musicians.
In Spring 2020, 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.