In just over a week the opening show for the 26 Blocks project will debut. The unveiling of the show will be May 7th at the After Hours Gallery downtown as part of the First Friday art walk. It has been a fun project to be a part of, and exciting to see it all come together. We hope to see you there!

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 27, 2010) – Prepare to be amazed. The riveting 26 Blocks project is complete and ready for its debut at the premier May 7, 2010 at After Hours Gallery. This unique project was a collaboration of 52 of metropolitan Phoenix’s most talented writers and photographers and one sculptor/painter working together to promote downtown Phoenix.

“The unveiling of this project comes at a perfect time,” said Joey Robert Parks, 26 Blocks founder. “Phoenix is at the center of a lot of controversy right now. With the forefront of social media chatter focused on talk about boycotting Arizona, we’re thrilled to promote Phoenix in a highly positive way that encourages everyone to look at their city from very different perspectives.”

The endeavor, 26 Blocks, is an art project – an intriguing union of ideas, civic perspectives and artists – featuring 26 blocks of the downtown Phoenix area; each block photographed and written about in a way that captures the most intriguing aspects of the culture and/or past, present or imagined future of each block.