Phoenix Festival of the Arts gets new look for 2019

Experience AZ | 24 Nov |

After seven incredible years celebrating art, music, and culinary delights, Phoenix Festival of the Arts returns to Hance Park, December 13-15, 2019 with a revamped look. The new logo represents the Festival’s immense growth in the community. The Festival has rapidly evolved into a crowd favorite event, drawing in visitors from all over the Valley each year. Featuring more than 170 art vendors, and exhibitors, Phoenix Festival of the Arts is the perfect time to shop local, support the arts community, and celebrate the season. 

A full lineup of live music and performances will animate three different stages. The Festival’s Main Stage, sponsored by Rebel Lounge, includes some of the best local bands in town. The Entertainment Pavilion features art demonstrations, circus performances, dance ensembles, spoken word poets, choral groups, and more! The Acoustic Stage, sponsored by Soliloquies, will feature amazing up-and-coming acts from around the Valley. 

Both adults and kids can participate and enjoy interactive arts activities. The Phoenix Mural Project, a hands-on community art project 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 and Dos Cabezas Winery, respectively, can be carried throughout the Festival grounds. This year’s culinary lineup includes 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Be Crepeful LLC, Firehouse Kettle Corn, Freak Brothers Pizza, Hot Bamboo, Hummus Xpress, Kemet Foods, Later Tater Food Truck, Lulu’s Sorbetto, Mein Man, StrEAT Gyro, and more! 

On Friday, December 13th, Phoenix Festival of the Arts will host the Best of Show Awards reception after Festival hours. This exclusive event is typically open only to Phoenix Festival of the Arts artists, volunteers, and sponsors. Now, for the first time ever, this event is open to the public. A “Friend of the Festival” ticket includes dinner from one of the food trucks, one drink ticket, and a commemorative Phoenix Festival of the Arts t-shirt. Additional drink tickets and food may be purchased at the event.

For more information on the Best of Show Awards reception, visit http://bit.ly/PFAbestofshow or call 602-254-3100. 

Festival Event Facts 

What: The Eighth Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts 

Dates: December 13-15, 2019

Hours: Friday, December 13 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: FREE (and dog friendly!) 

Anticipated Attendance: 12,000+

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

Parking/Transportation: 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: APS, Cox, DLR Group/Westlake Reed Leskosky, Hensley Beverage Company, Dos Cabezas Winery, Katerra, Muse, Pella Windows and Doors, PointB, Prestige Music Academy, Lifetime Windows & Doors, Portrait at Hance Park, Diamond Resorts, Schuster Printing, True North Studio, David Frank Designs, 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 – 170+ arts and cultural exhibitors! Plus a hands-on community mural, food trucks, live entertainment, a beer & wine garden, a Family Zone play area, 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

Instagram: @PhoenixFestivalOfTheArts

Hashtag: #PFA2019

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