Events: Arizona - Phoenix - Scottsdale
- Second-Annual Kierland POP Experience
- 11.16.2018 - 11.17.2018
- Kierland Commons/Westin Kierland Resort - Scottsdale
- Art Events
A series of interactive arts experiences – spanning live art, music, fashion, philanthropy, culinary, wellness and more – will kick off the holiday season as part of the second-annual Kierland POP experience in Scottsdale on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
Presented by the Kierland Master Association – a collaboration between Kierland Commons, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, The Kierland Master Association, and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) – the Kierland POP experience will feature immersive and experiential activities throughout Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Colorful experiences include a charity night benefitting SAACA’s Veterans Art Therapy Program, a day-long community POP art festival, an inaugural “Brew Skies” 5K Run/Walk, an Arts & Crafts Beer Garden, and more. In addition, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and Kierland Commons’ retailers and restaurants will host special promotions throughout the experience.
A variety of events, both free and ticketed, will take place during the course of the two-day celebration on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. They include:
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Kierland POP Charity Night (6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85254) kicks off the weekend’s festivities with an evening of vibrant music, lively art displays and entertainment, paired with delicious culinary and libation sampling from local chefs and area eateries. The evening will play host to a larger-than-life PaintScaping experience, featuring 3-D images and animations digitally mapped to music and projected onto the 11-story resort. Tickets will be available for purchase at kierlandpop.com starting Oct. 15, and will cost $50 each. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance’s Veterans Art Therapy Program.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
Kierland POP Festival (9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Kierland Boulevard, between Kierland Commons, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254, and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa) is a free event featuring an art walk from local professional artists, as well as emerging artisans. Set against musical entertainment along the picturesque corridor of Kierland Boulevard between Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort, art lovers of all ages and backgrounds will have the chance to enjoy interactive artist presentations, culinary demonstrations, fashion displays, vintage street market shopping, and live strolling music and arts performances throughout the day.
Brew Skies 5K Run/Walk (5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Kierland Commons & The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa), a new addition to Kierland POP, is a breathtaking 5K run/walk beginning at Kierland Commons’ Main Street and wrapping around The Westin Kierland Golf Club’s charming greens to the finish line at Kierland Boulevard, adorned as a beer garden. Hosted by Arizona Food and Beer, the cost to participate is $45, and the proceeds will benefit the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Runners and walkers can register to participate starting Oct. 15 at kierlandpop.com.
Arts & Crafts Beer Garden (6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kierland Commons) is a perfect place to unwind over great drinks with friends. Hosted by Arizona Food and Beer, the beer garden will be located in Kierland Commons’ Center Plaza beneath twinkling lights in the cool fall air.
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
For more information, visit kierlandpop.com