The Seventh Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts

The Phoenix Festival of the Arts returns to Margaret T. Hance Park, in downtown Phoenix, Friday, December 7, through Sunday, December 9. The Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to present the seventh annual event featuring more than 150 arts and cultural exhibitors, a hands-on community mural, food trucks, live entertainment on three stages, beer and wine, family activities, and more. Admission is free and dogs are allowed.

The Phoenix Mural Project, a hands-on community art project organized by acclaimed local muralist Hugo Medina, is a signature component of the festival, allowing community members to paint and create alongside professional local artists.

The Family Zone will provide fun, free activities for families. Activities include face painting, the teen art show and sale, and lots of fun with Phoenix Youth Circus Arts.

The Festival Main Stage will showcase some of the best local bands in town. The Entertainment Pavilion will feature art demonstrations, circus performances, dance ensembles, spoken word poets, choral groups, and more. The Acoustic Stage will offer up some amazing up-and-coming solo and duo acts from around the Valley.

Times: Dec. 7, from noon to 5 p.m.; and Dec. 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. Limited public parking available in the Phoenix Center for the Arts parking lot (enter from 3rd Street, just North of Moreland). Street parking is also available on 1st and 2nd streets. For more information, call 602-254-3100 or visit



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