Thursday, February 26, 2015

Award-Winning Scottsdale Arts Festival Returns for 45th Year


The Scottsdale Arts Festival has been recognized as one of the nation’s top arts festivals, and 2015 marks the acclaimed event’s 45th anniversary. Held annually in the Civic Center Park in Old Town Scottsdale, this gathering of artists and vendors offers fun for the whole family!

The event features 175 jury-selected artists from North America who create art in many forms, from paintings and sculptures to glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography and other media. Artworks are available for purchase directly from the artists during the event and through the Festival’s online art auction.

In addition to works by various artists, Scottsdale Public Art will reveal the newly commissioned interactive piece, Shifting Sand Land by artist Bobby Zokaites. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is also offering free admission all weekend. Check out murals by James Marshall (aka Dalek), James Turrell’s Knight Rise skyspace, and much more!

Guests can enjoy continuous live music and entertainment on two stages, including blues, country/folk, jazz, R&B, rock and much more. Among the musical acts are ’56, Alan Jones Jazz Quintet, Ashley Wineland, Big Nick & the Gila Monsters, The Blue Goats, Blues Review Band, Carmela y Mas, Jan Sandwich Band, Str8 Up Band, Robby Roberson Quartet, Teneia Sanders, Traveler and Whiskey Kiss. Kids can enjoy the family area where they’ll have the opportunity to engage their creativity through free arts activities, storytelling, dancing and more.

Delicious dishes from around the world will be available at gourmet food trucks throughout the weekend. Participating mobile eateries include The Grilled Cheese Truck, The Maine Lobster Lady, Paletas Betty, Short Leash Hotdogs, The Traveling Monk and Whiskey Ranch BBQ.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and kids 12 and under get in free. Two-day passes are $15. Tickets are available in advance or at the Festival entrances.

For a full list of artists and a complete schedule of events, visit

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |


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