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AZ Humanities Festival
Friday, Dec. 13: 10am-9pm
Saturday, Dec. 14: 10am-9pm • Sunday, Dec. 15: 10am-5pm

Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N. 3rd Street • Phoenix AZ 85004

FREE & Open to the Public

Join us for the 2nd annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts presented by the Arizona Humanities Council and the Phoenix Center for the Arts. This free weekend-long event is full of arts and humanities, entertainment, family activities, vendors and local cuisine.

There's a whole lot of exciting things to see and do throughout this three-day event. Get caught up in the contagious energy as flash mobs converge dancing and singing though out the festival on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy delicious food from local food trucks on site and relax in the wine and beer garden.

In the Family Zone, children can participate in assembling a giant mosaic out of colorful tiles creating beautiful desert images. Also, express your artistic skills and contribute to the community mural.

Bring your friends and family to celebrate arts and culture in the Valley of the Sun!


Performances from poetry, choirs, dance, hip-hop, symphony, and folk

Beer & Wine Garden

Art Vendors, who will be selling locally made original art

Food Trucks

Participation of Valley arts and cultural organizations
Community Mural

Family Zone, a hands-on area for the youth to discover and play with art

Flash Performances

Presentations & Discussions with regional scholars, storytellers, local historians and curators.


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10:45 - 11:45am
Grover Canyon: Poems & Stories from an Arizona Miner's Granddaughter
Rita Magdaleno

2:00 - 3:00pm
The Food of Arizona: Many Cultures, Many Flavors
Gregory McNamee


10:15 - 11:15am
Silly Bunny's Place in the Arts
Great Arizona Puppet Theatre

10:30 - 11:30am
Bagpipes, Banjos, and Bodhrans: Irish & Celtic Musical Traditions
Academy of Irish & Celtic Studies

11:00am - 12:00pm
Arizona Way Out West & Wacky
Five Star Publications

12:30 - 2:00pm
Art21: Place and Placemaking in 21st Century Art
Dr. Pamela Stewart, Steven Yazzie, & Sean Deckert

1:00 - 2:00pm
Place: More than a Mere Tool?
Dr. E.L. Kittredge

2:15 - 3:15pm
Balance of Yin and Yang - The Key to Joy in Living and Loving
American Chinese Arts & Culture Exchange Association

3:00 - 4:00pm
Chora: The Common Dance between People and Place
Bob Sharp

4:00 - 5:00pm
Singing Cracks in the Border Wall
Ted Warmbrand

5:15 - 6:15pm
Phoenix Taiko Drummers
Fushicho Daiko

7:15 - 8:45pm
Black Women Walking
seek first entertainment


10:30 - 11:30am
1000 Years of Song: The Apache
Jay Cravath, Dan Shilling, & Rick Ench

11:00am - 12:00pm
Imagining Gardens: How Gardens Bring People Together and Inspire Them
Juanita Havill

12:00 - 1:00pm
Playing with Local Stories
Caleb Winebrenner

12:15 - 1:15pm
The Roots of Ballet Folklorico in Arizona
Primavera Ballet Folklorico

12:20 - 1:30pm
Contemporary Social Dancing of Southern Arizona Native O'odham
Mel Ortega, Dr. Maribel Alvarez, Carl & Buddies

1:00 - 2:00pm
“Sonoran Desert Tales” - Fan and Stinger (An Arachnid Story)
Conrad Storad

2:00 - 3:00pm
Silly Bunny's Place in the Arts
Great Arizona Puppet Theatre

3:00 - 4:00pm
Experience the World of Imagination through Storytelling
Mark Goldman

3:00 - 4:00pm
Deception, Lies and Alibis - Stories from Arizona History told in Original Cowboy Poetry
Michael Coyote Peach

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