Phoenix Center for the Arts presents the third annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts, sponsored in part by APS and Lou & Evelyn Grubb. This free weekend-long event takes place in the heart of Downtown Phoenix at Margaret T. Hance Park, December 12-14, 2014.
Phoenix Festival of the Arts packs three full days with live arts and entertainment, plus over 125 vendor booths! Those wishing to express their inner artist can get their feet wet with The Phoenix Mural a hands-on community art project organized by acclaimed local muralist and Valley favorite, Hugo Medina. Families with kids can have a blast in the Bear Essential News Family Zone, located on the East side of the Festival.
Festival attendees can grab a bite from one of several local food trucks, then sit back, relax, and catch some tunes at the Festival’s beer and wine garden presented by Hensley Beverage Company. Participating food vendors include: Waldo’s BBQ, Spice It Up, The Roasted Shallot, Paletas Betty, Mamma Toledo’s, Comfort Cravings Gourmet Food Truck, Cactus Corn, Cold Stone Creamery, Satay Hut, 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, and Short Leash Hot Dogs!
What: The Third Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts
Dates: December 12-14, 2014
Friday, December 12 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004 (deck park above the I-10 Interstate freeway)
Parking/Transportation: Limited public parking available in the Phoenix Center for the Arts parking lot (enter from 3rd Street, just North of Moreland). Street parking is also available on 1st and 2nd streets.
Tip: Avoid the hassle and take METRO Light Rail to the McDowell/Central Ave or Roosevelt/Central Ave. Bike racks are also available. To find out the best way for you to take public transportation to the Festival, click here to plan your trip. For rates and other details see www.valleymetro.org.
Park & Ride Locations:
7th Avenue/Camelback Road
19th Avenue/Montebello Avenue
19th Avenue/Camelback Road
38th Street/Washington Street
Central Avenue/Camelback Road
Dorsey Lane/Apache Boulevard
McClintock Road/Apache Boulevard
Price Freeway/Apache Boulevard
Sycamore Street/Main Street
Presenting Organization: Phoenix Center for the Arts
Supported By: Arizona Community Foundation, Lou & Evelyn Grubb, APS, City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation, Arizona Humanities, Whole Foods, Hensley Beverage Company, Total Sounds Productions, SRP, Cutco, US Bank, Phoenix New Times, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Schuster Printing, Radio Phoenix, S&M Moving Systems, and Bear Essential News.
Event Highlights: Three days of live arts and entertainment, plus over 125 arts and cultural exhibitors, a hands-on community mural, food trucks, a beer & wine garden, a Family Zone play area and more!
Phoenix Arts & Culture Directory: This take-home guide to all things arts & culture in Phoenix will feature information on the participating arts and cultural organizations. 5,000 will be handed out at the festival…for free!
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-254-3100
Twitter: @PhxFestivalArts, @PhxCenterArts
Festival Mission Statement: Phoenix Festival of the Arts is an annual celebration of arts and culture in the Valley of the Sun. The festival serves to stimulate both economic and cultural growth, and encourages the entire community to explore artistic, cultural, and educational activities surrounding a central theme. Locals and visitors alike are invited to join in for a weekend-long event full of arts and humanities, entertainment, vendors and local cuisine. Info: www.phoenixfestivalofthearts.org
Five main components of the event:
• Art vendors, who will be selling locally made original art.
• Participation of Valley arts and cultural organizations, small and large.
• Performances from poetry, choirs, dance, hip-hop, symphony, and folk.
• Family Zone, which will be a hands-on area for the youth to discover and play with art.
• Delicious food from local food trucks and beverages provided by Hensley.
Phoenix Center for the Arts provides opportunities to participate in the visual and performing arts through creative and affordable quality programming. Offerings include art, music, dance, theatre, creative writing, and Spanish-language art for youth, adults, and families. Phoenix Center for the Arts is managed by Phoenix Center Arts, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to be a facility of and supported by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.