Phoenix Festival of the Arts returns to Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix, December 7-9, 2018. Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to present the seventh annual event, featuring more than 150 art and food vendors. It’s a perfect time to shop for local art and celebrate the season.

Live entertainment, taking place on 3 stages, includes local bands, solo artists, dancers, choral groups, spoken word artists, comedians, art demonstrations, and more!

The Phoenix Mural Project, a hands-on community art project organized by acclaimed local muralist, Hugo Medina, is a signature component of the Festival, allowing community members to paint and create alongside professional local artists.

The Family Zone, presented by the Phoenix Center for the Arts Teen Artist Guild, provides fun, free activities for families all day long. Activities include face painting, the teen art show & sale, and lots of fun with Phoenix Youth Circus Arts

Beer and wine, sponsored by Hensley Beverage Company, can be carried throughout the Festival grounds. Food vendor lineup to be announced in the coming months.

The Festival Main Stage, sponsored by Rebel Lounge, includes some of the best local bands in town. The Entertainment Pavilion, sponsored by Muse, features art demonstrations, circus performances, dance ensembles, spoken word poets, choral groups, and more! The Acoustic Stage, sponsored by Soliloquies, will offer up some amazing up-and-coming solo and duo acts from around the Valley.

For more information, call 602-254-3100.

Event Facts:

What: The Seventh Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts

Dates: December 7-9, 2018

Friday, December 7 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Dogs Allowed: YES

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: Muse, SRP, Hensley Beverage Company, en Hance Park Condominiums, Times Media Group, Phoenix New Times, Local First Arizona, Roosevelt Row, Uber, Downtown Phoenix, Inc, Reliant Capitol, State Farm, Affordable Enterprises, Arizona Commission on the Arts, City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation, and City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture

Event Highlights: Three days of live arts festivities – 150+ arts and cultural exhibitors! Plus a hands-on community mural, food trucks, live entertainment on 3 stages, beer & wine, Family Zone activities, and more.

Festival 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: #PFA2017

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. Locals and visitors alike are invited to join in for a weekend-long event full of arts, entertainment, vendors, and local cuisine.

About Phoenix Center for the Arts

Phoenix Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, providing the community with the opportunities to participate in the visual and performing arts through quality programming, events, and education for youth and adults. Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to be a facility of and supported by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Phoenix Center for the Arts is supported in part by an award from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona. Partial funding provided by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture through appropriations from the Phoenix City Council.
Info: www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org