Alwun House Foundation is developing a sustainable Green Art Park designed to provide lush landscaped space for Garfield neighborhood residents and the larger community of Phoenix.
As an arts center and gathering place for cultural and social events, Alwun House brings together both the artistic and the resident communities. Our plans for this green art park feature shaded seating and a sculpture garden to serve as a peaceful urban neighborhood respite under blooming trees and vegetation. This multipurpose park is to be planted with a large variety of desert appropriate trees, vines and shrubs to celebrate the diversity within our urban desert community. We envision green lush gardens, shaded open space for community gatherings, art cars and art installations, yard sales, outdoor movie nights, workshops, festivals, health fairs, food trucks, artisan venders, food trucks, and bands; with parking at other times.
Once developed, the park will serve thousands of visitors annually, hundreds of artists and musicians, Garfield’s residents, and the Downtown’s Art district.
Help us improve Garfield neighborhood, with this expanded facility we can vastly expand the services we can provide our community. it has been proven that adding green space to an area will: improve air quality; reduce cooling and heating energy use; make the urban environment aesthetically more pleasing; be psychologically and physiologically restorative by improving mental health; provide a new, safe space for youth and adults; provide opportunities for community engagement and interaction; and improve the quality of life and sense of community.
Alwun House has already invested over $150,000 in acquiring the two adjacent properties, demolished two blighted houses and rezoned the property for these custom special community-centric artistic activities. Estimated construction costs are approximately $300,000. We need to raise $100,000 to accomplish development without incurring debt. 100% of monies raised here will go directly to construction expenses. Alwun House has persevered for decades with one small step at a time. Now you can take that one small step and help create this Green Art Park to better serve our communities. Your contribution now will pave the way for bigger grants to follow.