Igniting Change Through Engagement, Collaboration


Wildfire takes on poverty To better reflect a commitment to end poverty before it starts, the Arizona Community Action Association has changed its name to Wildfire: Igniting Community Action to End Poverty in Arizona. “What’s in a name? Everything. It reflects what we do, our vision and our mission,” said executive director Cynthia Zwick. “Wildfire better represents […]

Spooktacular Balloon Fest to Scare Up Thrilling Family Fun


Dozens of glowing hot air balloon rides, nightly firework shows, live music, 4,000 pounds of candy and more — the eighth annual Spooktacular Balloon Festival invites families to celebrate Halloween early Oct. 26–27. Children of all ages will love this spectacularly spooky festival featuring a pumpkin patch and a free KidsZone, plus, dare to stroll […]

Celebrate All Things ‘Local’ at Arizona Fall Fest


Local First Arizona will once again celebrate everything local at its Arizona Fall Fest. The free, family-friendly celebration features food from many of Arizona’s finest restaurants, a beer and wine garden, booths for local merchants and live entertainment. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, the Arizona Fall Fest will have even more Arizona […]

Scottsdale Library Launches Wright Design Exhibit


Opening reception slated for Sept. 21 Valley residents are invited to learn more about the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright’s impact on Arizona architecture through Footprints on the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona from Sept. 15 – Dec. 31 at the Gallery @ the Library, Scottsdale Civic Center, 3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard. “Frank Lloyd Wright […]

Student Artists Sought For Hidden in the Hills


Information sessions begin Sept. 15 The nonprofit Sonoran Arts League is issuing a “Call for Student Artists” for the 22nd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour (HITH) taking place the last two weekends of November. Student artists in grades 6 through 12 from the Phoenix metropolitan area are encouraged to showcase and sell […]

PhxArt Open for Kids


Investing in arts and culture in the Valley  In the last two years, an average of more than 25,000 children have visited the Phoenix Art Museum each year, and the Museum says that with an ongoing expansion of school field trip programs, that number is anticipated to exceed more than 35,000 children in the 2018–19 […]

Take An Art Walk This Summer!


Valley studios and galleries open their doors The Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) announced that the Summer Spectacular Art Walk, presented by Museum Square, will take place along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue. The event will be held Thursday, July 12, from […]

Rock Your Local Library


Summer reading and so much more By Kathryn M. Miller ~ School is out for summer, but that doesn’t mean that the learning needs to end. In fact, according to research compiled by the Brookings Institute, on average, student’s achievement scores decline over summer vacation by one month’s worth (or more) of school-year learning. The […]

Ten Days Of Delicious Culinary Exploration


Two times per year, the Arizona Restaurant Association offers Valley chefs the opportunity to showcase their creative culinary chops — and diners to savor their tasty creations — during its annual Spring and Winter Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) events. The 10-day events offer three-course, prix-fixe menus (for $33 or $44 per person) to diners across […]

Scottsdale Culinary Festival Celebrates Fortieth Anniversary


40 local restaurants, 30 craft breweries, 20 bands & more Hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, this year’s Scottsdale Culinary Festival is expected be the biggest and best yet. Guests at this 40th anniversary celebration will enjoy tasting the culinary creations from 40 local restaurants, live music by 20 bands, a teen cooking […]