Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to announce the fourth annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts, presented byPortland on the Park. This year’s event will expand to take place on the east side of Margaret T. Hance Park and surrounding streets (Moreland and 2nd Street), on December 11-13, 2015. Hours vary by day.
More than one hundred art vendors and cultural organizations are scheduled to participate in this year’s Festival. It’s a perfect time to connect with the community and shop for holiday gifts. Festivalgoers will also be able to enjoy delicious local food truck cuisine and top-notch music performances taking place throughout the Festival.
Those wishing to express their inner artist can get their feet wet with the Phoenix Mural Project a hands-on community art project organized by acclaimed local muralist, Hugo Medina. The Phoenix Mural Project has become a signature component of the Festival and allows community members to paint and create alongside professional local artists. This year’s mural project is sponsored by new adjacent development, en Hance Park.
Looking for some delicious grub? Look no further! Phoenix Festival of the Arts features some of the best food trucks in town. Sit back, relax, and catch some tunes at the Festival’s beer and wine garden presented by Hensley Beverage Company.
Festival entertainment, sponsored by Clean Air Cab, will include performances by local bands and solo artists, dance and hip-hop ensembles, spoken word poets, choral groups, and more. Lineup will be announced soon.


Event Facts:

What: The Fourth Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts

Dates: December 11-13, 2015

Friday, December 11 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: FREE

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: info@phoenixfestivalofthearts.org or 602-254-3100

Hashtag: #phxfestivalofthearts

Facebook: Phoenix-Festival-of-the-Arts

Twitter: @PhxFestivalArts, @PhxCenterArts

Instagram: @phoenixfestivalofthearts

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.

About Phoenix Center for the Arts

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.
Info: www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org