I love Arizona in March. It brings beautiful weather, people-watching, socializing and continuous art festivals.
Saturday I spent my day volunteering at the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival with my husband Perry, Arizona Luxury Real Estate. This show was the first of many art shows happening in the area and I just love them. All of the creative people in one general area, waiting to finally make all their hard work worth it! To show the world!
Carefree’s Fine Art & Wine Show was sponsored by the Thunderbird Artists and if you missed it, don’t worry, they will show again in Fountain Hills March 18-20, 2011. The Thunderbird Artists have a spectacular show of over 165 nationally acclaimed and award winning artists. For an extra bonus these festivals have live music, wine tasting, food venues and excellent people watching! For information on the art, artists and upcoming shows visit: www.thunderbirdartists.com
Below are pics of who and what I saw:
This coming weekend March 11-13, 2011 is the Scottsdale Art Festival sponsored by Scottsdale Performing Arts at the Civic Center Park located in Old Town, Scottsdale. This festival has been occurring for four decades and is going strong. This is a don’t miss event! These festivities include: over 200 artists, live music, gourmet fare, wine tasting, online art auction, childrens activities and lots of other things you can find just by clicking on the above link.
Last but not at all least is the Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts, March 25-27,2011 located on Mill Avenue. Not only is this art festival one of my favorites but it also consistently ranks among the Top 200 art festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist and has received the Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association. They will see close to 225,000 people on this 3-day weekend and I hope to be one of them.
Although this primarily focuses on art and artists, there is also Jazz music performed by well-known regional jazz performers, street performers, kids activities and wine tasting hosted by Arizona Wine Growers Association, pouring and selling wine from more than a dozen wineries.
I hope to see all you art, people-watching, festival goers…….loosen up your purse strings and support your fellow artists.