Hance Park & Art D'Core ... A Magical Gala!

The March 10 Art D'Core Gala Celebrating the Arts and the Park was a huge success for all.  The plaza under and around  the Central Avenue bridge in front of the Burton Bar Library was animated by people who came to enjoy the music and arts and each other and to see the announcement of the Phase One for the Hance Park Masterplan.  

A fantastic evening at the Central Plaza as Dusk descends, musicians perform. Photo by James Ritter

A fantastic evening at the Central Plaza as Dusk descends, musicians perform. Photo by James Ritter

Thank you to City of Phoenix News Channel 11 for producing these two short clips about the March 10 Gala Event.  Hear from the new City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department Director, Inger Erickson and others on the momentum for the redevelopment project.  It was a great evening and we look forward to more community events in the park.

Phase One plans and drawings on display. Photo by James Ritter.

Phase One plans and drawings on display. Photo by James Ritter.

Trains whiz over  the party. There is growing awareness of this 32-acre jewel as a community asset. Photo by James Ritter.

Trains whiz over  the party. There is growing awareness of this 32-acre jewel as a community asset. Photo by James Ritter.

Hance Park Conservancy Board President announces momentum and thanks all of our friends and supporters.

Hance Park Conservancy Board President announces momentum and thanks all of our friends and supporters.

Mayor Greg Stanton gave the toast to Downtown Phoenix to kick of the evening's presentation by the Hance Park Design Team. Photo: Phoenix New Times.

Mayor Greg Stanton gave the toast to Downtown Phoenix to kick of the evening's presentation by the Hance Park Design Team. Photo: Phoenix New Times.

Artists from Phoenix Center for the Arts get ready to perform. Photo by James Ritter.

Artists from Phoenix Center for the Arts get ready to perform. Photo by James Ritter.

Guests enjoy all fresco bar with local craft beer and fine wines. Photo by James Ritter.

Guests enjoy all fresco bar with local craft beer and fine wines. Photo by James Ritter.

Many friends celebrated with us. Photo: Phoenix New Times.

Many friends celebrated with us. Photo: Phoenix New Times.

State Rep. Ken Clark and Guests. Photo: Phoenix New Times

State Rep. Ken Clark and Guests. Photo: Phoenix New Times

A panoramic view early in the evening. Photo: Guest snapshot.

A panoramic view early in the evening. Photo: Guest snapshot.

Here are more pictures in a photo gallery from The Phoenix New Times