The Phoenix Festival of the Arts
The Phoenix Festival of the Arts is not an ASU sponsored event although the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts often co-ordinates a Theater Festival of the Arts the same weekend and many of our art students and art clubs often have booths or activities there.
Our MFA's are often featured in the gallery of the Herberger Theater Center downtown during The Phoenix Festival of the Art. This happens once a year in late November or early December.
"The annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts in Phoenix, Arizona, showcases the finest in local crafts and live arts. The three-day event features over 125 artists and crafters and musical performances by buzzworthy up-and-coming tunesmiths. The festival also boasts eats from trendy food trucks and well established brick and mortar culinary haunts." - everfest
"Join in the fun at the Phoenix Festival of the Arts! The free event features a weekend of live arts entertainment, arts vendors, a hands-on community mural, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a children’s area, and more. Celebrate artists and arts organizations from across Phoenix’s cultural landscape." - Phoenix Center for the Arts
"Phoenix Festival of the Arts packs three full days with live arts and entertainment, plus over 125 vendor booths!" - - Phoenix Center for the Arts
"Critics, professional and otherwise, are sussing out their end of the year lists for every art experience possible. That doesn't mean that Phoenix art scene goes dormant, though. One of the high points of the year is the Phoenix Festival of the Arts... which ix expanding and bringing more live performances, more kids and family activities, and more food trucks to the masses. One-stop shoppers trying to get their holiday shopping on lock will dig the locally-created arts and crafts as their source for truly unique gifts." - Jose Gonzalez, New Times
"The festival draws in a range of people, including families and children, those who enjoy and appreciate art, and those who simply want to enjoy the season’s pleasant weather and take in the sights and sounds of downtown Phoenix, Medina says."- Daniel Meehl, New Times
"December become an artistic and colorful time of the year with the myriad of art festivals in Arizona. An arts festival in downtown Phoenix brings attention to the area’s vibrant art scene and the Valley’s art offerings by combining visual, performing and street arts." - AZ Central