Phoenix Art Museum Celebrates Sixty Years


Phoenix Art Museum has provided access to visual arts and educational programs in Arizona since 1959. The largest art museum in the Southwestern United States, it hosts critically acclaimed national and international exhibitions, which are shown alongside the Museum’s permanent collection of more than 19,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern […]

Library Hosts ‘2019 HITH Showcase’ Exhibit & Preview


The annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour & Sale (HITH), the signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League featuring 197 artists in 47 studios throughout the community, is slated for the last two weekends in November — Nov. 22–24, and Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. Select artists’ work is on view at the […]

Kick off the Arizona Art Season with Thunderbird Artists


Thunderbird Artists will bring its 26th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival to downtown Carefree Nov. 1–3. The event will consist of juried fine art, wine tasting, microbrews, festival food and live music. More than 150 award-winning fine artists from throughout the United States and abroad will display paintings in all mediums and subjects, […]

Sparking Conversations That Inform, Educate and Resonate


Oscar buzzworthy film opens Scottsdale festival Founded in 2001, the Scottsdale International Film Festival (SIFF) celebrates humanity by sharing stories from diverse filmmakers and connecting audiences with award-winning cinema from around the globe. During its 19-year history, the 10-day event has presented more than 700 films — ranging from major Academy Award winners to undiscovered […]

Magical Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Returns to Carefree


Halloween visits the Town of Carefree in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane and the Villafane Studios team (www.villafanestudios.com) for a fifth incredible year. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, a one-of-a-kind fall festival celebrating the magic of the season, takes place Oct. 18–27, with the amazing artistry of Villafane Studios on […]

Get Ready for the 2019–20 Cave Creek Special Events Issue!


As the Town of Cave Creek gears up for its season of events around town, CITYSunTimes, in conjunction with the Town, is hard at work on October’s 2019 Cave Creek Special Events Issue. This annual issue includes a calendar of events for the upcoming season, a special advertiser’s section and a preview of some of […]

Foothills Caring Corps Seeks Volunteers


Join a growing and thriving community Studies show volunteering provides a boost to one’s self-confidence, self-esteem and overall life satisfaction. Doing good things for others in the community provides a natural sense of accomplishment, and a sense of pride and loyalty. Ask Carefree-based nonprofit Foothills Caring Corps volunteers how they feel, and they echo the […]

Indulge in Ten Days of Culinary Discovery


2019 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week  The Arizona Restaurant Association announces the arrival of its 2019 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW), which takes place from Friday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 29. During these 10 days, diners can take advantage of three-course meals and prix-fixe menus for just $33 or $44 per person at participating restaurants […]

Where Passion & Industry Intersect


  Fostering the Arts in Arizona By Kathryn M. Miller ~ In Arizona, arts and culture industries are more than just passionate undertakings that enrich lives — they are a force that enriches Arizona’s economy. According to the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ 2018 Report to the Governor, Arizona’s arts and culture industries contributed $9 […]

Kiwanis Marketplace Celebrates Fifth Anniversary


The Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store is approaching its five-year anniversary. Opening Aug. 14, 2014 with no paid staff, the store is now led by its general manager, Sandra Carrier, along with the help of a small staff and a committed group of nearly 80 active volunteers. The volunteers at the Marketplace serve as store personnel […]