AWARD-WINNING SCOTTSDALE ARTS FESTIVAL
SHINES MARCH 8–10
200 Awe-Inspiring Artists, 20 Toe-Tapping Bands,
12 Mouth-Watering Food Trucks, 3 Smile-Inducing Days of Family-Friendly Fun!
43rd Scottsdale Arts Festival
March 8–10, 2013
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the 43rd annual Scottsdale Arts Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 8–10, in Scottsdale Civic Center Park.
Named one of the top arts festivals in the nation by the readers of AmericanStyle Magazine and “Best Arts Festival” by Phoenix New Times, the Scottsdale Arts Festival showcases nearly 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada who work in painting, sculpture, glass and ceramics, jewelry, photography and more. Works of art are available for purchase directly from the artists and through the Festival’s online art auction.
More than 20 Arizona bands and performers will provide continuous live music and entertainment on two stages throughout the weekend, including the Alan Jones Jazz Quintet, The Blues Review Band, Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers, C.C. Ryder Express, Grantman and the Island Beat, Los Guys, Mario Moreno and the Ramblers, Nancy McCallion and Her Wee Band, Ritmo Latino and Sugahbeat, among others.
Returning by popular demand, a dozen gourmet food trucks from the Phoenix Street Food Coalition will serve delicious world cuisine. Participating mobile eateries include The Grilled Cheese Truck, Hey Joe! Filipino Street Food, Jamburritos Cajun Grill Express, Luncha Libre, The Maine Lobster Lady, Mojo Bowl, Paletas Betty, Short Leash Hot Dogs, Spice it Up, Taste Rite!, Tom’s BBQ and Whiskey Ranch Wood-Fired Pizzas. Also on the menu will be tastings of fine wines, beers and spirits courtesy of Young’s Market Company and Deep Eddy Vodka, cocktails and Friday happy-hour specials, and Barrie’s Original Kettle Korn.
In collaboration with the Festival, Scottsdale Public Art will present Pink and Blue Dilemma: The Foam Incident by Baltimore artist Scott Pennington. Wildly fun for kids and adults, this interactive work of art invites visitors to play with imagined ‘industrial waste’ made from non-toxic, water-based soap suds as Pennington’s pink-and-blue-clad ‘technicians’ attempt to contain it. Thirty-minute-long ‘foam incidents’ will occur five times a day throughout the Festival.
Exploring the theme of “The Art of Being a Kid,” Imagine Nation, the Festival’s family area, will offer participants of all ages the opportunity to connect with their inner child and engage their creativity through free arts activities, storytelling, dancing and more.
Throughout the Festival’s three days, admission will be free to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA),which features the exhibitions Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti; The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection; and Mashup: New Video Art. Museum visitors will be invited to experience an “Inflatable,” a nomadic tent structure inspired by the Ant Farm, an experimental collective founded in San Francisco in 1968. Hands-on architecture-themed educational activities will be offered as well.
Official Scottsdale Arts Festival merchandise will be available throughout the grounds and inside the Stores at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and SMoCA, which also offer a unique selection of art-related merchandise, including artist-made jewelry, imaginative toys, decorative objects from around the world, well-designed furnishings for home and office, music, books, and greeting cards.
Prismagraphic is the presenting sponsor of the Scottsdale Arts Festival. Additional support is provided by SRP and the City of Scottsdale. Media partners include 99.9 KEZ, The Arizona Republic/AZCentral.com and Cox.
ADMISSION AND INFORMATION
Admission to the Scottsdale Arts Festival is $8 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 12 and under and members of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and SMoCA. Parking and trolley service are free. A two-day pass is available for $12. Tickets may be purchased in advance through ScottsdaleArtsFestival.org or (480) 499-TKTS (8587), or at any Festival entrance on the day of the event. (Pets are not allowed, except for trained service animals.) Proceeds benefit the programs of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
LOCATION AND PARKING
The Scottsdale Arts Festival takes place downtown at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Civic Center Park, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street. Free shuttle service is available along the route of the Downtown Scottsdale Trolley.
SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving 200,000+ visitors and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and vibrant arts scene. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach more than 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, superior acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 2,000-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale’s Old Town and gallery districts.
The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council manages Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art on behalf of the City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale Cultural Council is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.
HOW TO REACH US
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Patron Services Box Office: (480) 499-TKTS (8587)
TDD: (480) 874-4694
Fax: (480) 874-4699