Spring 2016 April 8- April 10….Rain or Shine, the Arts are on!
Twice a year downtown Tempe, Arizona, hosts the Festival of the Arts. A free gathering to the public, where talented artists, both local and from afar, travel to show off their masterpieces and offerings. Tempe’s Art Festival ranks as one of the top 100 classic & contemporary craft shows in the nation. So it’s good stuff, and why it is mentioned here today.
There are more than 400 booths, displaying quality, independent art work. The success of the festival is because of these artisans and the process in choosing artists that display their work. Not only do visitors enjoy the artists and visual creations, but the festival offers a variety of other fun activities. Face painting for kids…and adults :), performances, live entertainment, food and drink vendors, exhibitors, and a favorite the Arizona Wine Tasting and Art of Beer, where you can sample and purchase local creations.
Today is the last day to head out and experience the festival….until this winter in December, when it comes to life again. A group of us will be heading out shortly to enjoy the overcast, sporadic raindrops, beautiful weather, art festival. To follow will be the update on our experience, the tastings, and the purchases.
Again, the Tempe Arts Festival a free, artistic festival that happens twice a year, Spring (April) and Winter (December). It’s great for anyone that enjoys being outdoors and appreciates talented artists, food and beverage. It’s a great time to find cool, unique art masterpieces and support independent artists.