Scottsdale Arts Festival comes to town

February 22, 2017 by  

The annual Scottsdale Art Festival will be taking place in the middle of March.

Around 170 nationally recognized artists will be exhibiting and selling their works and passing out information flyers and brochures during the three-day event.

This year’s featured artist will be Julia Gilmore. Some of her colorful work can be seen on the Scottsdale Arts Festival website.

Entertainment will be provided by over 35 arizona bands and performers on the venue’s two stages. Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett will begin the festivities the night before the grand opening, and over 250 gourmet food and beverage options will be available for purchase from food trucks.

A Paint and Wine activity station will be located at the LOVE Sculpture. Participants will be painting their own views of the sculpture while enjoying a glass of wine provided by Trinity Oaks.

Day two will offer a two-hour Walking Tour of Scottsdale Public Art in Old Town Scottsdale which will be guided by Donna Isaac, Public Art Director, and Wendy Raisanen, Curator of Collections, and Exhibitions of Scottsdale’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Space is limited to 20 participants, so interested parties need to get their $15 tickets as soon as possible.

Kids are invited to participate in family-friendly art activities in the Community Art Studio. The event will be rain or shine March 10 through 12 at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale. Times will be 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.

Mesa gets its jitterbug on

February 20, 2017 by  

The Commemorative Air Force Airbase arizona Museum will be presenting ‘A Night in the 40s Big Band Dance’ early in March. This will be the museum’s flagship fundraiser, and the theme will be ‘Take a Sentimental Journey back to [Read more]

The city of Tempe is about to get geeky

February 10, 2017 by  

Geeks from Tempe and the surrounding communities are invited to an event that has been planned with them in mind.

Through a partnership with the arizona SciTech Festival, the city will be hosting its ninth annual Geeks Night Out. Participants in this family friendly occasion will be able to enjoy a variety of hands-on activities related to math, science, technology, arts, and engineering.

According to the organizers, if last year’s event was any indication, this year should be exciting for all. Schools, businesses, and organizations, especially ones that are involved in the sciences, are invited to set up a booth or display, and the planners have provided them with a list of guidelines and tips that they can use to ensure their contribution to the night will be a success. Those who plan on taking part are reminded that it will be a “bring your own booth” function, but there will be limited resources at the venue. Banner printing can be used by exhibitors to produce banners, signs and other materials they can use to decorate their display.

The Tempe Community Complex will serve as the location for the evening, which will take place on March 2. It is being offered free of charge, and anyone who is interested in participating or who just wishes to find out more is invited to visit its website.

Gilbert celebrates the outdoors

February 6, 2017 by  

Banner Health Center will be hosting its annual Gilbert Outdoors Expo in a few weeks. Local families are invited to participate in activities and sharpen their skills in hiking, hunting, camping, and fishing.

A dog training demonstration by [Read more]

Phoenix activity to help connect children with the area’s past

February 5, 2017 by  

Many children are fascinated by archeology, and at an event that will soon be taking place in Phoenix, they will have a chance to try their hand and it for themselves.

The Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park has [Read more]

Two Arizona home developments to be green

February 2, 2017 by  

Maracay Homes, part of TRI Pointe Group, is building two developments of single-family homes in the East Valley—one in Chandler and the other in Gilbert. Both are to be sustainability-focused, green projects.

The builder’s hope is that by [Read more]

Two arts events coming to Casa Grande

February 1, 2017 by  

Casa Grande residents are invited to release their creativity in two upcoming events, sponsored by the Casa Grande Arts & Humanities Commission of Casa Grande, arizona.

The first is the Ten-Minute Play Contest, and [Read more]

Downtown Scottsdale readies for 64th Parada del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Festival

January 14, 2017 by  

The 64th Annual Parada del Sol Historic Parade and Trail’s End Festival will be coming to Downtown scottsdale in February. This will be a community celebration that [Read more]

Phoenix to celebrate Year of the Rooster

January 10, 2017 by  

In the Chinese calendar, 2017 is the year of the Rooster, and an event has been planned for Phoenix that will greet the new year with an assortment of festivities that celebrate traditional food and culture from [Read more]

Tempe to welcome Arizona Aloha Festival for another year

January 10, 2017 by  

Tempe will soon be playing host to the 2017 arizona Aloha Festival, which promises to bring a piece of the Pacific islands to the heart of Arizona.

The event, which is suitable for all ages, will feature traditional culture from Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa and the other islands in the South Pacific.

There will be live music, demonstrations of dance and games, cuisine to sample, crafts for the kids to make and take home with them, and much more. In addition to all of this, there will be raffles and draws for an assortment of prizes, and plenty of other fun for the whole family.

Money raised through the festival will be used by the organizers to support community groups, provide scholarships, supply books and other educational materials to libraries, and make teachers and other educators available to go into classrooms and share their knowledge of Pacific Island culture. Themed decorations, including banners, for a celebration like this can be supplied by a local printer.

The event has been planned for March 11 and 12 in Tempe Beach Park. It will run from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on both days, and there is no admittance fee being charged. Anyone who would like to learn more about the Arizona Aloha Festival and the organization that will be hosting the event can do so through its website.

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