The Arizona Humanities Council and the Phoenix Center for the Arts present the second Phoenix Festival of the Arts - an annual celebration of arts and culture in the Valley of the Sun. A free weekend-long event full of arts and humanities, entertainment, family activities, vendors and local cuisine.
This year's theme explores Placemaking - the idea that our creative and cultural activities can transform our communities. Phoenix Festival of the Arts introduces this idea through film, drama, music, mural making, history, philosophy, literary activities, and more. In addition to the many arts and cultural organizations participating as vendors and exhibitors, art lovers will be able to enjoy local food truck cuisine and top-notch performances taking place on two stages.
Event Highlights: Three days of live arts and humanities programming – 80 performances/presentations + 80 arts and cultural exhibitors! Plus a hands-on community mural, food trucks, flash performances, a beer & wine garden, a Family Zone play area and more!
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will serve as honorary chair and conduct the Mayor’s Arts Awards, recognizing the premier artists as well as arts and cultural organizations across the Valley of the Sun. Approximately 12,000 people are anticipated to attend.
Phoenix Arts & Culture Guidebook: 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!
Hours: Friday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.(Booths open until 5 p.m. entertainment till 9 p.m.)
For further information on the Phoenix Festival of the Arts: http://phoenixfestivalofthearts.org/about-the-festival/