Celebrate Spring With Art In The Garden

Artist Chela Mischke; photo by VickilynHussey

Artist Chela Mischke; photo by VickilynHussey

Art in the Garden offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate Spring with art, free entertainment and fun family activities at Desert Foothills Library April 18, 10:30am-1:30pm.

Special Art in the Garden events in the library include dynamic storytelling in the Community Room. From 10:30am-11:30am, Fran Rosenthal will tell one of the most popular stories of all time, “Peter and the Wolf.” From 11:30am-1:30pm, school principals and other dignitaries will introduce their favorite books. Out on the Library’s Waterfall Terrace, there will be a continuous flow of music, dance, choral and theatrical performances. Guests are invited to join in the festive atmosphere by dressing creatively or in costume.

There will be an Education & Community Services and Sonoran Arts League “Child’s Play and Kid’s Club Art Contest” Winners Art Exhibition, in addition to a wide array of informational tables hosted by community organizations. Participants include Sonoran Arts League, Education & Community Services (CCUSD), Desert Foothills Library, Scully Learning Center, Desert Artists and Arizona Art Alliance Extra Special Art Classes, Desert Awareness and more.

A highlight of Art in the Garden is the Sonoran Arts League’s “Art Stuff Sale,” which offers everything from art supplies, framing materials, books and props.

Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. For more information, call 480.488.2286 or visit www.desertfoothillslibrary.org.

Art in the Garden

“George" by artist Chela Rose Mischke (Cactus Shadows High School, Class of 1997).

“George” by artist Chela Rose Mischke (Cactus Shadows High School, Class of 1997).

Art in the Garden will take place Saturday, April 5 from 8-11am in Carefree Desert Gardens in the Town Center, 101 Easy Street in Carefree. The event will showcase of all the wonderful art that arts nonprofits and community service organizations bring to local schools.

“This will be a great time for families!” says Elaine Adrian, Education and Community Services special projects, the coordinator of Art in the Garden. “You can enjoy the Carefree Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, be entertained by the Cactus Shadows Jazz Ensemble, shop at the Sonoran Arts League Art Stuff Sale, take part in activities for the kids and enjoy a beautiful spring morning at Art in the Garden.”

The event will include art activities for young children and storytelling by Cave Creek Unified School District administrators and principals, and facility, staff and alumni will be exhibiting their artwork and there will be fine art available for sale.

Nonprofit organizations such as Arizona Musicfest, Sonoran Arts League, Scully Learning Center and Desert Foothills Library will have displays of the various school programs they support.

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