PHOENIX - Arizona State University's School of Art opened its new downtown Phoenix facility on Friday, the latest of the school's moves into Central Phoenix.
The new location in the warehouse district at Grant and Seventh streets will house five of the School of Art's 10 graduate studio programs. In its first phase of the move, the graduate painting and drawing programs and the Step Gallery will occupy the space. Graduate programs in sculpture, fibers and intermedia are expected to move downtown by May 15.
With the new facilities, graduate student artists will be able to create their work, have it vetted and critiqued on site, then displayed in the building's gallery.
The building is owned by artist and developer Michael Levine and is a renovated historical building. Once the move-in is complete, the new School of Art location will be more than 26,000 square feet.