Phoenix Festival of the Arts is excited to celebrate 11 years of bringing vibrant art, music, and food to downtown Phoenix! This year, Phoenix Festival of the Arts will mark its 11th anniversary when the Festival returns to Hance Park on December 9-10, 2023. Presented by Phoenix Center for the Arts, this community event is a Phoenix favorite for the holidays with a weekend of free arts and culture activities, vendors, demonstrations, performances, and more. Featuring over 150 art vendors, local music, and food trucks, it’s the perfect occasion to bring friends and family out to connect with the local art community. Central Arts Alliance, the managing organization of Phoenix Festival of the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
This free two-day festival features a full lineup of live music and performances from some of the best local bands on the Main Stage, curated by Southwest Arts & Music and Moorish Manor Publishing. The Entertainment Pavilion showcases the talent of our local art community with two full days of art demonstrations, circus performances, dance ensembles, spoken word poets, and choral groups, from start to close each day! Attendees will also enjoy local eats from some of the best food trucks in town.
Everyone has a chance to be part of the Festival with a variety of interactive arts activities and games for both adults and kids. Phoenix Phabulous Experience will return for this 11th anniversary, with its signature hands-on community art project, allowing community members to paint and create alongside professional local artists. The Phoenix Festival of the Arts Family Zone, presented by the Phoenix Center for the Arts Teen Artist Guild, provides fun, free activities for families all day long, including training with the circus, coloring, and more!
What: The 11th Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts
Dates: December 9-10, 2023
Hours: Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: FREE (and dog friendly!)
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Parking/Transportation: Limited street parking available. Closest METRO Light Rail stops McDowell/Central Ave or Roosevelt/Central Ave. Bike racks are also available onsite.
Presenting Organization: Phoenix Center for the Arts
Supported By: Hensley Beverage Company, Dos Cabezas Winery, Arizona Commission on the Arts, City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation, and City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture.
Event Highlights: A weekend full of live arts festivities – 150+ arts and culture vendors! PLUS – a hands-on community mural, food trucks, live entertainment on 4 stages, beer & wine, Family Zone activities, and more.
Health & Safety: We are consistently monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation, both locally and nationally, in order to keep the audience, artists, and staff safe at the event. In the interest of public health and safety, we recommend all patrons follow CDC recommendations, including social distancing, wearing a mask in public, and getting vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending public events.
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 254-3100
Twitter: @PhxFestivalArts @PhxCenterArts
About Phoenix Festival of the Arts
Phoenix Festival of the Arts is an annual celebration of local arts and culture. 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, entertainment, and local cuisine.
About Phoenix Center for the Arts and Central Arts Alliance
Phoenix Center for the Arts is a Central Arts Alliance facility located adjacent to Hance Park, at 1202 N Third Street in Downtown Phoenix. Central Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, providing arts and culture opportunities for all through education, programming, and advocacy. 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.