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- 25th Annual ArtFest of Scottsdale Returns This November
- 11.17.2018 - 11.18.2018 10.00AM - 05.00PM
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25th Annual ArtFest of Scottsdale Returns This November
100+ Artists, Live Entertainment, Local Food Vendors Fill the Streets of Old Town
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - On Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Civic Center Plaza, located at 75th St. and Indian School Road, becomes home to the 25th Annual ArtFest of Scottsdale. The event honors the local artists’ community, featuring more than 120 artists selling paintings, sculptures, jewelry, metal art, ceramics, and glass art as well as authors and visual artists too.
“We are pleased to once again bring to life the spirit of the art culture in Scottsdale and highlight the amazing artists who reside right here in our own backyard,” says ArtFest Owner and Organizer Andrew Maguire, son of founder Frank Maguire. “As part of the legacy my father built, we are dedicated to giving the local art community a platform in which to share their talents while also introducing new audiences to the endless mediums in which art can be expressed.”
In addition to art vendors, local performers will fill the air with musical artistry while food vendors will be offering a variety of scrumptious tastes available for sale. An interactive kids’ zone offers fun and interactive art activities for budding Picassos, coordinated by the Scottsdale YMCA.
In order to participate in ArtFest of Scottsdale, the artist vendors must first go through a jury process by a panel of peers, a board comprised of ASU graduates with degrees in Art, members that have participated in ArtFest and other artists’ festivals for an extensive period of time, and ArtFest Founder himself, Frank Maguire.
Prior to the event, local Arizona artists can participate in a contest sponsored in partnership with ArtFest and Lisa Olson, of Practical Art Gallery in Phoenix, for an opportunity to win a booth space. Contest opens Monday, October 1 with submissions being accepted through Friday, November 2. The winner will be announced on Friday, November 9.
ArtFest of Scottsdale offers free parking and free admission; dogs are welcome. For more, visit www.888artfest.com.
About ArtFest: A passionate supporter of the arts, Frank Maguire established Frank Maguire & Associates, an event consulting business, more than 40 years ago to bring fine art festivals to cities across the country. Locally, Frank initially started Tempe Festival of the Arts on Mill Avenue in Tempe, and brought the event to Scottsdale 25 years ago with the intent to offer residents exposure to fine artists in a vibrant, entertaining, and beautiful atmosphere centered the local community.