This is YOUR community – how do you see it growing? Share your voice to help shape the future of this creative downtown neighborhood. Your ideas will play an important part to write the next chapter of the Roosevelt Row Arts District. 

You may think you are part of a big city, but did you also know you are part of a local neighborhood?

For sure – the Roosevelt Row Arts District is home to cool shops, yummy restaurants and coffee spots, some art galleries and a few parks to chill at, but it’s also a place where amazing creative folks gather – like entrepreneurs and designers, muralists and musicians, poets and artisans, local residents and curious visitors – and you!

Community groups like Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation, Evans Churchill Neighborhood Association, and Artlink Inc. are dedicated to supporting the needs of this area. And as the community continues to grow, our hope is that it remains an incredible place where all creatives thrive.

So, now it’s your turn.  How do YOU see this neighborhood growing in the next 20 years? Have cool ideas on what this area needs? See something missing? Now’s your chance to share!

Throw your thoughts into a digital hat by taking a quick survey. Your ideas will shape how this neighborhood will grow for years to come. The survey only takes about 5 minutes (enough to finish your morning coffee) and inform community groups how to best serve this place we all love.

Ready to create something new? Join the conversation today!

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Roosevelt Row is downtown Phoenix’s walkable arts district, home to art galleries, restaurants, bars and boutique shops in a landscape dotted by colorful street art. Popular events in the neighborhood include the monthly First Fridays Art Walk and annual festivities such as M3F Music Festival, Phoestivus, the Pie Social and moreYou’ll find an eclectic mix of art, bars and restaurants throughout Roosevelt Row. If we’re having a night out, stop by The Churchill, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., The Vig Fillmore, Angel’s Trumpet Ale House, or Bliss ReBAR for local eats!


The Evans Churchill neighborhood sits directly adjacent to the Downtown Core and is home to Roosevelt Row — the nationally recognized arts district that hosts the First Friday art walk and Third Friday gallery night. With a mix of single-family homes and infill mid-rise developments, Evans Churchill serves as a transitional area between the dense core, surrounding historic districts, and Midtown Phoenix. Our neighborhood’s boundaries are Hance Park on the north, Fillmore on the south, 7th Street on the east, and Central Avenue on the west. Adjourning neighborhood associations are the Midtown Neighborhood Association to the north, Phoenix Downtown Neighborhood Association to the south, Garfield Organization to the east, and Roosevelt Action Association to the west.

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Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events and initiatives, including complimentary shuttles during the monthly First Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF), Phoenix Urban Guide (PUG), and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. 

Artlink Inc. was officially formed in 1989 following the first Art Detour open studios tour in 1988, Phoenix’s original art walk event. Art Detour has since grown into a multi-day self-guided tour of galleries, studios and businesses in various neighborhoods in and around downtown Phoenix, giving Valley residents and visitors an opportunity to see an array of local, national, and international talent.

In 1994, Artlink began promoting the monthly First Fridays art walk, which has grown to become one of the largest monthly art walks in the United States. With many venues open free to the public each month, First Fridays has succeeded in bringing people back to downtown Phoenix. The event sees anywhere from 14-20,000 visitors monthly and grows each year. Third Fridays came years later, and is sometimes referred to as “Gallery Night,” due to the number of exhibition openings that take place.