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Phoenix Festival of the Arts returns home to Margaret T. Hance Park in time for some excellent holiday shopping opportunities, December 9-11, 2016. Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to present the fifth annual event, featuring more than 125 art vendors and cultural organizations. It’s a perfect time to connect with the local art community and celebrate the season.

Festival of the Arts

Mosaic artist Yvonne Allen.

The Festival’s newest element takes the form of a huge 100×40 foot entertainment pavilion, located within the center of the Festival grounds. In addition to live music and dance performances, those wanting to learn more about the artistic mediums represented can participate in live artist demonstrations scheduled throughout the day.

Festival of the ArtsAs always, there are plenty of opportunities for adults and kids to get in on the artsy action. 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 Phoenix Festival of the Arts Family Zone, presented by the Teen Artist Guild, provides fun, free activities for families all day long.

Beer and wine, sponsored by Hensley Beverage Company, can be carried throughout the Festival grounds. This year’s culinary lineup includes 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Queso Good, Satay Hut, Loca Popa, Cactus Corn, Paletas Betty, White Eyes Fresh Fry Bread, American Poutine, Spice It Up, and Local Lunchbox. Mainstage performances, sponsored by AZ Music Project, include local bands and solo artists, dance and hip-hop ensembles, spoken word poets, choral groups, and more. Lineup will be announced soon.

Festival of the ArtsIf You Go

What: 5th Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts

Friday, Dec. 9: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004

Parking: Limited parking available in the Phoenix Center for the Arts parking lot. Street parking also available. Avoid the hassle and take METRO Light Rail to the McDowell/Central Ave or Roosevelt/Central Ave. Bike racks available onsite.

More Info: Visit phoenixfestivalofthearts.org or call 602-254-3100

Photos courtesy of Phoenix Festival of the Arts.