Wire* — Phoenix Festival of the Arts returns to Margaret T. Hance Park this weekend, December 8-10, for the sixth annual celebration of Phoenix arts and culture. Featuring more than 150 art vendors, it’s the 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, artist demonstrations, and more!

Phoenix Festival of the Arts murals

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.

View a list of participating muralists here: phoenixfestivalofthearts.org/murals

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. This year’s food vendor lineup includes 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Satay Hut, Fluffy Vegans, Cactus Corn, Paletas Betty, White Eyes Fresh Fry Bread, Freak Brothers Pizza, Royal Solitude Coffee, Local Lunchbox, Mamma Toledo’s The Pie Hole, Scottsdale Soda Company, RockStar Hot Dogs, and Wandering Donkey.

The Festival Main Stage, sponsored by The 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, visit phoenixfestivalofthearts.org or call 602-254-3100.

Event Facts

What: The Sixth Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts

Dates: December 8-10, 2017


Friday, December 8 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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!)

Anticipated Attendance: 10,000

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

: 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.

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, 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.

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
Facebook: Phoenix-Festival-of-the-Arts
Twitter: @PhxFestivalArts @PhxCenterArts
Instagram: @PhoenixFestivalOfTheArts
Hashtag: #PFA2017

Live Entertainment Schedule

Friday, December 8

Rebel Lounge Main Stage
1:00pm Danielle Durack
2:00pm The Deadbeat Cousins
3:00pm The Color 8
4:00pm Aunt B

Soliloquies Acoustic Stage
12:00pm Seth Loveless
1:00pm Serena Nicolle
3:00pm Shawn Johnson
4:00pm Seth Loveless

Muse Entertainment Pavilion
12:00pm Anne Rasmussen – Ceramics Demo
1:00pm Step’s Junk Funk
2:00pm Steve Bunyard – Ceramics Demo
3:00pm Arizona School for the Arts performance

Saturday, December 9

Rebel Lounge Main Stage
11:00am School of Rock
1:00pm Weslynn
2:00pm El West
3:00pm Naked Walrus
4:00pm Japhy’s Descent

Soliloquies Acoustic Stage
10:00am John Calvert
11:00am Jeordie
1:00pm Eric Ramsey
3:00pm Courtney Cotter King
4:00pm John Calvert

Muse Entertainment Pavilion
11:00am Caleb Winebrenner- Storytelling
12:00pm Oh My Ears
1:00pm Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
4:00pm Brianna Pearch – Glass Demo

Sunday, December 10

Rebel Lounge Main Stage
11:00am Jam Now
1:00pm The Blood Feud Family Singers
2:00pm Treasurefruit
3:00pm The Banter
4:00pm The Hourglass Cats

Soliloquies Acoustic Stage
10:00am Jenny Jarnagin
11:00am Alexis Juliard
1:00pm Robby Roberson
3:00pm Steep Stevie
4:00pm Jenny Jarnagin

Muse Entertainment Pavilion
10:00am Caleb Winebrenner– Storytelling
11:00am Pamela Harrison – Ceramics Demo
12:00pm Dreams of Arabia bellydance performance
1:00pm Phoenix Youth Circus Arts
2:00pm How To Build A Canjo
3:00pm Koryn Woodward Wasson – Watercolor Demo

Photos by Peggy Coleman, courtesy of Phoenix Center for the Arts.

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