Globe is one or nine communities represented in the inaugural cohort of the AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZCCI). A program of Arizona Commission on the Arts and ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, with guidance from Southwest Folklife Alliance, AZCCI offers small teams, made up of diverse members of Arizona communities, a unique opportunity to explore the many ways creativity can be put to work for positive community impact.

About Globe

“My community is one in which everyone knows everyone. People here are very friendly and extremely giving when someone needs help. Having been part of many fundraisers, I have witnessed this personally. I think we take our community for granted by not realizing everything it has to offer. It takes someone from the outside to see the true beauty. We truly have so much to offer, from our historic downtown and Native American ruins to our trails and parks and rich history of mining. If you want a quiet and friendly place to visit without the craziness of the big city, then Globe is the place.”

Mayor Al Gameros, Globe Resident

Team Members

Al Gameros, Mayor, City of Globe
Tiéra Reann Guereña, Student, Arizona State University, College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Linda Oddonetto, Executive Assistant, City of Globe
Paul Tunis, Executive Director, Cobre Valley Center for the Arts

Artist Collaborator(s)

Josh Kasselman


Story Collection Project: Globe-Miami is full of interesting stories and exciting people. To help bridge social, racial and generational divides that keep our area from achieving its potential, the Globe Team has decided to launch a video story collection project. The story collection will begin with the painted rocks grassroots project “Globe Rocks” which involves painting and hiding rocks locally. Painted rock story jams will serve as prompts for story collection. The project has two components. First, the training of a group of young people, ages 14 to 20, in how to use high-quality video equipment, video editing and interview techniques to capture local stories during rock painting. Second, these video stories will be shared online, and at our public event, Rock: The Party, where a longer, polished edit of stories will be presented. This event will be free to the public, feature food trucks and live music, and encourage attendees to paint a giant rock provided by a local mine.

Additional Information and Project Updates