Art Intersection gives anyone chance to feed their creative side

Artists from Fifth Estate tattoo parlor, located downstairs from  Art Intersection, illustrate their influences and ideas on various mediums in the Endureu2013Art of the Fifth Estate exhibit  in an Art Intersectionu2019s gallery from Sept. 19-Oct. 27.

Artists from Fifth Estate tattoo parlor, located downstairs from Art Intersection, illustrate their influences and ideas on various mediums in the Endureu2013Art of the Fifth Estate exhibit in an Art Intersectionu2019s gallery from Sept. 19-Oct. 27.

Image description
Art Intersection
Image description
Art Intersection
Image description
Art Intersection
After retiring from his engineering career and taking some photography classes at Arizona State University, Gilbert resident Alan Fitzgerald had a vision. He wanted to create a space and provide resources for students outside of a university setting to expand their learning.

Really, he wanted something where students and anyone of any profession could come and “feed [their] creative side.”

“It’s kind of like the old John Lennon saying: ‘Life happens when you’re making other plans.’” Fitzgerald said. “You can kind of put the word ‘art’ or ‘career’ in there. When you have a career that isn’t filling your creative side, then you need to find that creative side.”

From that idea Fitzgerald founded Art Intersection in 2011. The space, which combines galleries and studios, is located off of North Gilbert Road and was refurbished from an old dance studio.

Fitzgerald’s place includes three gallery spaces and a photo lab with a digital room, a classroom and a darkroom.

Art Intersection also curates Gallery 4 in HD South, the arts center and Gilbert Historical Museum home.

Fitzgerald said it is rare for students and photographers to be in a gallery displaying their work. “Most photographers never get their work off a computer,” he said. “We want the artist’s hands to be involved in the work.”

Along with providing a place for people to exhibit their art, Art Intersection also holds workshops for anyone looking to learn different types of photography, from traditional style to digital. Though photography is the focus, other mediums, sometimes mixed with photography, are embraced, too.

"There’s no gaps or barriers here to get involved with any flavor of photography, from film to digital to dark room to paper,” Fitzgerald said. “We really make a place that is for the experience of creating something.”

Art Intersection
207 N. Gilbert Road, Ste. 101, Gilbert
480-361-1118
www.artintersection.com
Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Sun.-Tues.



MOST RECENT

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today in Gilbert. (Community Impact staff)
Gilbert, Chandler coronavirus data and more news from the Phoenix area

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler here.

Da’Bayou Creole Kitchen set to open July 20

The restaurant is a rebranding of The Brass Tap

Journey Five
Journey Five has opened in SanTan Pavilions

The store offers modest, on-trend, affordable women’s dresses, tops, shoes and bags

Chandler USD answers frequently asked questions about returning to school. (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD tackles health, safety, online education, more in series of FAQs

Chandler USD answers frequently asked questions about returning to school.

Gilbert has produced a video to mark its centennial July 6 during the pandemic. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)
Gilbert celebrates centennial and more area news

Read the latest Phoenix-area news from Gilbert and Chandler.

USS Arizona
USS Arizona submarine sponsor asks Gilbert to be municipal partner

On the occasion of Gilbert’s centennial, the USS Arizona submarine’s sponsor formally asked the town to be the sub’s municipal sponsor

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: See the data behind the rising number of coronavirus hospitalizations across Arizona

Here is a breakdown of what COVID-19 hospitalizations look like across Arizona.

Cyndi George, Cynshine Yoga Pilates & More
Cynshine Yoga, Pilates & More owner looks to help people through multiple modalities

As the name suggests, George’s Cynshine Yoga, Pilates & More studio in Gilbert Town Square offers several modalities to work with people

High Tide Seafood Bar & Grill
High Tide Seafood Bar & Grill's steam-kettle cooking key to thriving in desert

Co-owner Chris Glass and Chef Eric Emlet found a nice, high-traffic spot and a concept—fresh, steam kettle-cooked seafood—and for six years have made a good go of it

Gilbert centennial
Gilbert set to celebrate centennial with video

The Hay Shipping Capital of the World during World War I, Gilbert is all grown up.

The First Street Foundation's dataset includes a forecast models that anticipate the effects of climate change and sea level rise. (Screenshot via First Street Foundation)
Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.