Explore Fine Art Of The Southwest


Magic Bird Festival

World-champion hoop dancer Moontee Sinquah. Photo by Jerry Williamson

Magic Bird Festivals commences its winter entertainment season with the 4th Annual Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival Friday, November 27, through Sunday, November 29, in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 100 Easy Street, Carefree.

Renowned for its contemporary, Southwest-inspired art and handcrafted designs, the entire show is woven throughout the tranquil beauty of Carefree’s desert botanical gardens. Escape the post-Thanksgiving shopping milieu for this entirely free, family-friendly event that runs daily, 10am-5pm.

Browse one-of-a-kind sculptures, Native American jewelry and exceptional mixed-media pieces while taking in the vibrant desert flora and fauna artfully landscaped throughout the four-acre gardens.

Along with collections from more than 100 recognized artisans, the Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival also hosts live music and entertainment. Daily performances take center stage at the shaded, open-air Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion.

This year’s featured entertainment is world-champion hoop dancer Moontee Sinquah who will perform with his sons, Scott and Samson. The show also presents an array of prestigious fine arts and crafts exhibitors including Sage Designs by Michael Sage. Nelda Schrupp, a jeweler and sculptor of the Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation will also be in attendance displaying her ceremonial dance rattles and necklaces.

Brimming with one-of-a-kind art and crowd-pleasing entertainment, the event also hosts a variety of culinary vendors that serve an array of international cuisines and boutique treats.

“Though our town is small, it is alive with southwest spirit. Our art, entertainment, and culturally informative performances embrace the history and nature that surrounds us. There is nothing else quite like it in Arizona,” says Roberta Toombs-Rechlin, owner of Magic Bird.

For more information, call 480.488.2014 or visit www.magicbirdfestivals.com.

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