What he did: The former owner of the technology company Adtron Corp. in Phoenix, Alan Fitzgerald has developed an interest in historic photographic printing processes. He opened Art Intersection, a space to create, learn about and exhibit art as it intersects with life, in the Heritage District. The facility has gallery spaces, lobby areas, a meeting room and a photography studio, which is its main offering. Its users are those new to art, emerging artists looking for a space to grow and established artists who need community.
The difference he made: Gilbert’s Heritage District got a one-of-a-kind business that attracts another type of clientele. There’s a new reason to stay downtown, and the venue is one that adults can appreciate.