Art Detour is back and bigger than ever.

What was once a weeklong art walk, will now celebrate art not just in Phoenix, but across Arizona, for more than a month.

From Feb. 27 to March 31, Art Detour will feature more than 300 arts activities and connect art lovers with special shows at art galleries, arts and culture organizations, arts-supporting businesses and visual and performing artists.

The annual event is put on by Artlink Inc., a nonprofit that supports local artists, art initiatives and events including First and Third Fridays.

“We want these 33 days to feel completely different from any other set of 33 days,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink president and CEO.

“We want arts and culture to be front and center. We want people to appreciate and or perhaps learn for the first time that the definition of arts and culture may not be what they previously

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The “Call for Entries” has been issued by the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts juried fine art exhibition, Images 2021. This year, the exhibition will be an online event due to “coronavirus uncertainty.”

Eligible work for Images 2021 includes drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper and digital art. Digital images of original work produced within three years ago will be accepted as well.

Submissions are open to artists whose primary residence in Pennsylvania. Adults and students between the ages of 16 and 26 are encouraged to apply.

Artists can win up to $1,800 in prizes, which include merit awards, best of show, best pastel, best drawing, best photograph and best student submission.

The juror for the exhibition will be Betsey Batchelor, an artist and teacher in Philadelphia. Batchelor is an associate professor at Arcadia University and is the head of the area of Painting

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Deborah Willis, I Made Space For a Good Man, 2009, Lithograph, gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. Edmunds, 2019.18.35

Deborah Willis/Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia


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Deborah Willis, I Made Space For a Good Man, 2009, Lithograph, gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. Edmunds, 2019.18.35

Deborah Willis/Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

She was 22. One of three women in a class of 24. Her professor at the Philadelphia College of Art told her she was “taking up a good man’s space” in his class. All she’d do when school was over was get pregnant and raise her child. “Meanwhile,” said the professor, “a good man could

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In “Zarah Hussain: Breath” at the Peabody Essex Museum, her luminous concentric paintings and a rippling digital animation help viewers to attend to their own breathing.

Zarah Hussain's "Breath" at Peabody Essex Museum.
Zarah Hussain’s “Breath” at Peabody Essex Museum.Kathy Tarantola/Courtesy Peabody Essex Museum

The exhibition is part of a rising tide of art that quietly suggests, as Mary Oliver does in her poem “Wild Geese,” “You only have to let the soft animal of your body/ love what it loves.”

“We can all identify with the breath, the pandemic, and the need to manage our stress,” said Siddhartha Shah, PEM’s director of education and civic engagement.

Shah has a master’s degree in psychoanalysis at the California Institute for Integral Studies, a holistic-minded school, where he focused on the healing powers of embodiment: touch, movement, sensation.

He’s also the museum’s curator of South Asian art, with a PhD in art history from Columbia. He sees a

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