Nominations Sought for Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards — Deadline is July 31


Phoenix Center for the Arts will present the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza. Nominations for this year’s awards officially opened to the public today and will remain open until 11:59pm MST July 31, 2019. Nominated artists will be asked to fill out a more detailed […]

Bondurant Announces New Drag Racing Program


Bondurant School of High Performance Driving announced today the addition of a new drag racing program, breaking new ground as the first of its kind to offer professional drag racing instruction to the public behind the wheel of the most powerful street legal cars in the world July 27 and Aug. 17, with additional courses […]

Hidden in the Hills Chooses Tour Directory Cover Artist


Scottsdale painter Sue Hunter’s mixed media collage painting, “All Tied Up,” featuring a rare scarlet ibis, will grace the cover of the 23rd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour artist directory. An ibis is a long-legged wading bird that inhabits wetlands, forests and plains. A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, […]

Lauren Henschen Named Central Arts Alliance CEO


The Central Arts Alliance board of directors announced the appointment of Lauren Henschen as its new chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2019. Henschen was unanimously approved by the Central Arts Alliance (CAA) board and will oversee all Central Arts Alliance operations and programming, including Phoenix Center for the Arts, Thunderbird Arts Center and the […]

Enjoy a Summer Sunday at the Railroad Park


Photo courtesy of Experience Scottsdale Valley residents are invited to enjoy free concerts Sunday evenings, 7:30–9pm, through June 30 at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. With a variety of local bands, and recently recognized as one of the best live music venues in Arizona by Best of American Towns, Sundays at The Railroad Park are the place […]

North Valley Arts Academy Presents Retelling of THE ODYSSEY, April 25–27


The North Valley Arts Academy theatre program (NVAA) and Shadow Mountain High School Drama Club will present their spring production, Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka. Anon(ymus), Iizuka’s entrancing contemporary adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey, retells the classic story through the eyes of a young refugee. Separated from family and in a strange place far from a […]

Second Annual Carefree Community Block Party to be Held April 6


Area residents are invited to an afternoon of food, music, friendship and fun as the Town of Carefree hosts the Second Annual Community Block Party Saturday, April 6, 2–7pm, in Downtown Carefree along Easy Street and in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. “Everyone loved the Block Party last year and we have received many requests to […]

Cirque du Soleil Returns to Phoenix with New Big Top Show


Cirque du Soleil’s new critically acclaimed production, Amaluna, opened in Phoenix March 15 for an engagement of 38 performances under the iconic Yellow-and-Blue Grand Chapiteau at State Farm Stadium. Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, and Cirque du Soleil ’s 33rd production, Amaluna is a celebration of love and a tribute to […]

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Faire to be Held March 16


The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Faire committee is gearing up for its annual event, to be held Saturday, March 16. The event has become a staple in the Phoenix community, and committee members say this year’s festivities are a can’t miss. “This is the 36th year of the event and we feel like […]

Explore Phoenix Arts & Culture at Art Detour March 14–18


Photos: 2018 Art Detour, courtesy of Artlink Inc. Phoenix’s original art walk, and the longest running arts festival in Downtown Phoenix, will return for its 31st year March 14-18. Produced by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Artlink Inc., Art Detour was launched by Phoenix artists in 1989. This year’s event will feature a five-day, multi-faceted exploration of […]