Some 181 awe-inspiring artists from coast to coast, 22 toe-tapping Arizona bands and entertainers, 12 mouth-watering gourmet food trucks, three days of family-friendly fun and one eye-popping art project made of kisses .... that’s the Scottsdale Arts Festival this year.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present its 42nd annual Scottsdale Arts Festival on March 9–11 in Scottsdale Civic Center Park. The Festival is presented with support from SRP Earthwise Energy and the City of Scottsdale.
Named one of the top arts festivals in the nation, the Scottsdale Arts Festival has been recognized for its high-quality fine arts since 1971.
The 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.
Among the festival’s many highlights, Texas artist and YouTube sensation Natalie Irish will be in residence creating her trademark celebrity portrait paintings, which have attracted worldwide attention, using lipstick and her own kisses.
More than 20 Arizona bands and performers will provide continuous live music and entertainment on two stages throughout the weekend.
Sharing the spotlight with the Festival’s many artists and musicians will be a dozen gourmet food trucks from the Phoenix Street Food Coalition serving an expanded selection of delicious international cuisine. Also on the menu will be tastings of fine wines and beers courtesy of Young’s Market Company, cocktails and weekend happy-hour specials.
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and film from around the world.
For more information about top events in Arizona take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Arizona.