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The Seventh Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts “Goes Big” With More Artists Than Ever Before
December 7-9, 2018 in Hance Park
Phoenix Festival of the Arts returns for a weekend-long celebration of arts, music, and culinary delights, December 7-9 in Hance Park. This fun local event takes a big leap forward in year seven with 187 confirmed vendors. With a full lineup of live music and entertainment taking place on three stages, it’s the perfect time to shop local and celebrate the season.
The Festival’s Main Stage, sponsored by Rebel Lounge, includes some of the best local bands in town. This year’s headliners include Fairy Bones, Aunt B, Some Dark Hollow, The Blood Feud Family Singers, and 76th Street. The Entertainment Pavilion 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.
Wine and beer, sponsored in part by Hensley Beverage Company, can be carried throughout the Festival grounds. This year’s food vendor lineup includes 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese AZ, Cooks Kettle Corn, Cousins Maine Lobster, Everything and then Some, Fluffy Vegans, Freak Brothers Pizza, Hot Bamboo, Hummus Xpress, Local Lunchbox, Lulu’s Sorbetto, Royal Solitude Coffee, Satay Hut, Sonoran Sunset Grill, StrEAT Gyro, and The Fry Bread Truck.
The Phoenix Mural Project, a truly unique art project organized by acclaimed local muralist, Hugo Medina, is a signature component of the Festival each year. Thirty local artists will be painting live throughout the festival, while collaborating on shared mural panels with the artist on either side. Mural panels will be sold during the event to raise funds for the artists, as well as the festival’s presenting organization, Phoenix Center for the Arts. The Community can also get in on the action by picking up a brush and painting on one of ten community mural panels onsite.
The Family Zone, presented by the 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
For more information, visit phoenixfestivalofthearts.org or call 602-254-3100.
Phoenix Festival of the Arts • December 7-9, 2018 • 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 • 602.254.3100
What: The Seventh Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts
Dates: December 7-9, 2018
Hours: 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 (and dog friendly!)
Anticipated Attendance: 11,000
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Parking/Transportation: Limited street parking available. Avoid the hassle and and ride share, or take METRO Light Rail to the McDowell/Central Ave or Roosevelt/Central Ave. Bike racks are also available onsite.
Presenting Organization: Phoenix Center for the Arts
Supported By: SRP, Hensley Beverage Company, Phoenix New Times, Local First Arizona, Roosevelt Row, Yelp, Downtown Phoenix, Inc., 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 – 180+ arts and culture vendors! PLUS - a hands-on community mural, food trucks, live entertainment on 3 stages, beer & wine, Family Zone activities, and more.
Information: email@example.com 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. Info: phoenixfestivalofthearts.org
Theatre Artists Studio
Herberger Theater Center
Arizona Repertory Theatre
Desert Botanical Garden
Museum of Northern Arizona