The Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to partner with Arizona Humanities to bring together Valley artists, musicians, writers, students, and scholars to create a weekend-long cultural celebration sure to excite the whole family. The second annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts will take place in the heart of downtown Phoenix at Hance Park, December 13-15, 2013. This year’s theme explores Placemaking – the idea that our creative and cultural activities can transform our communities. Attendees are invited to explore this idea with us through film, drama, music, mural making, and so much more. In addition to the many arts and cultural organizations participating as vendors and exhibitors, art lovers will be able to enjoy local food truck cuisine and top-notch performances taking place on two stages.
What: The Second Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts
Dates: December 13-15, 2013
Hours: Friday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.(Booths open until 5 p.m. entertainment till 9 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 and Arizona Humanities
Supported By: Arizona Community Foundation, City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation, Home Depot, Hensley Beverage Company, Lou & Evelyn Grubb, Phoenix New Times, Radio Phoenix, S&M Moving Systems, SRP, Yelp
Event Highlights: Three days of live arts and humanities programming – 80 performances/presentations + 80 arts and cultural exhibitors! Plus a hands-on community mural, food trucks, flash performances, a beer & wine garden, a Family Zone play area and more!
Phoenix Arts & Culture Guidebook: 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: @PhxCenterArts, @AZHumanities
Festival Mission Statement: The 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.
Creating Relationships between Art and Ideas: This year’s theme, Placemaking, will allow attendees to explore the idea that the transformation of a space into a place of meaning can occur through our creative and cultural activities. Phoenix Festival of the Arts explores this idea through film, drama, music, mural making, history, philosophy and literary activities.
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.
• Presentations & Discussions with regional scholars, storytellers, local historians and curators.
Community impact: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will serve as honorary chair and conduct the Mayor’s Arts Awards, recognizing the premier artists as well as arts and cultural organizations across the Valley of the Sun. Approximately 12,000 people are anticipated to attend.
About Phoenix Center for the Arts
Phoenix Center for the Arts is a historic building located in downtown Phoenix well-suited to provide art, music and performing art classes and programs. This facility, known to most as the Phoenix Center for the Arts or The Center, is managed by the Phoenix Center Arts Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide the community with the opportunities to participate in the visual and performing arts through creative and affordable quality programming. The Association now offers online registration for classes year round.
About Arizona Humanities
Arizona Humanities (AH) builds a just and civil society by creating opportunities to explore our shared human experiences through discussion, learning and reflection. Founded in 1973, AH is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. AH supports public programming in the humanities that promotes understanding of human thoughts, actions, creations, and values. AH works with museums, libraries, and other cultural and educational organizations to bring humanities programs to residents throughout Arizona. All AH-supported activities involve humanities disciplines such as history, literature, philosophy, and other studies that examine the human condition.