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Staff Joseph Benesh Director Marta Stout Program Manager Jim Peliwo Technical Director Tobie Rash Program Assistant Carvette Redmond ASU Public Ally, Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator Board of Directors Carol Schumann President Lisa Anderson Vice President Darlene Dowlin Treasurer Pat Sullivan Secretary Board Members Ben Cooper Jack Lytle Angus Schaal

Committee Mayor Greg Stanton Honorary Chair Joseph Benesh Chair Lisa Rapps Festival Coordinator ANTHILL Events LLC Urban Affair Marketing & PR Leah Marché Graphics, Book Layout Angelos Tzelepis Website Design Entertainment Committee Co-Chairs Jason Lalli Robert Daniels Leah Marché Art Vendor Committee Co-Chairs Don Ridley Sue Messmer John Tzelepis Beer & Wine Chair Nancy Dorobiala Members Lisa Anderson Tanya Andrew Victor Aronow Donne Goldstein Candy Jimenez

Francesca Mallamo Anne Morrighan Laura Morris Julie Pallisard Billy Ramsey

In these pages you will find examples of many different arts organizations that exist in and around Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun. The Phoenix Festival of the Arts, the first signature arts festival in the city of Phoenix, is designed with the theme “unifying the arts” – bringing together the Valley’s numerous arts organizations, performers, vendors, adults and youth so that you can see just how much art the City has to offer. This year, as many as 80 local artists and arts organizations are featured along with as many as 80 performing artists from a diverse array of genres. Hosted by Phoenix Center for the Arts, the Phoenix Festival of the Arts will become an annual tradition. Please take this book home or to your office. Use it to find arts events and activities. Plan to attend, support and share. Be sure to look in the back for some special coupons! Thank you and enjoy the festival!

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Thank you for attending and for your interest in the arts. I have a personal connection to the power of the arts to change and save lives because it’s what kept me in school as a young man. Arts and culture are an integral part of my personal and professional life. What are some of your early memories from school? Were they exams or assignments? They were probably a school recital, play, or performance. As children we feel the power of the arts as we learn about ourselves and each other through the natural play that happens. However, as we grow not everyone becomes an artist and that’s what makes this world work. Some people will sing a song and realize that they were meant to be a chemist! Arts and culture exist all around us: here at the festival; on the walls of your home or office; but also in architecture, clothing, and in the digital realm. As our theme “Unifying the Arts” suggests, it’s my hope that you will use this weekend and this book to expand your own horizons a bit and invite art into your life. See the difference it makes. Enjoy the festival, and we look forward to seeing you next year as well as throughout the year at The Center, which has been dedicated to making the arts truly unique, affordable and enjoyable since 1975. Special thank yous to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and his staff, Lou & Evelyn Grubb, and our sponsors and partners, and much appreciation to the coordinators and volunteers for their tireless efforts in making this event a reality.

UNIFYING THE ARTS

Sincerly, Joseph Benesh Director, Phoenix Center for the Arts Chair, Phoenix Festival of the Arts

1202 N. Third Street | Phoenix AZ 85004 | 602-254-3100 | phoenixcenterforthearts.org


SCHEDULE Performance lineup subject to change

FRIDAY 2pm-10pm

Glenn Taylor

Random D’Fahie Vaughn Willis

Terpsicore Ballet Daily Activities & Events Open House @ The Center Artlink Community Mural Artist Merchandise Popup Hensley Beer & Wine Garden Film Showcases* • Workshops* Kidz Korner • Shamrock Milk Span Phly Bar • Youth Showcases

3RD STREET THEATRE Short Play Festival presented by BlackPoet Ventures* Dance Extravaganza Provocatease Anca Mihaelescu Terpsicore Dance Company Provocatease MAIN STAGES Scorpius Dance Beatbox Set Vaughn S.W.I.F. Willis Step’s Junk Funk/Desert Dance/ Glenn Taylor TJ Supahype & Span Phly Connie Crossroads Performance Group aVoice Provacatease Kajuan aVoice Infuse Open Mic Lauren Malone Dagger Pan Festival Edition 6pm signup MedafORACLE D’Fahie featuring Heady Hoop Tribe with J-20 Hip Hop Showcase Tap Into AZ and Floetic Soul presented by RadioSupa.com Counterfeit Redcoats Connie Muhammad hosted by TJ SupaHype Random aka MegaRan *check event app and online and Kajuan The Shogun with DJ DN3 for listings of films, DJ & Breaker Sets Plus Live Graffiti Artists workshops and featuring DJ J-20 Cogso & TheEarwig22 BPV short plays Firelight Entertainment

For info and updates about performances and times, download our event app at http://m.twoppy.com/phxartsfest/ phoenixfestivalofthearts.org


SCHEDULE Performance lineup subject to change Sugar Thieves

SATURDAY 10am-10pm Hot Birds & The Chili Sauce

Dry River Yacht Club

Donald Harrington Phonetic Spit

MAIN STAGES Donald Harrington Arts Around The World Showcase John E.O. (Satir) Calming Wind Cultural Coalition (Latin Folk) American Chinese Arts & Culture Exchange Association Mayor’s Arts Award Annie Moscow Metropolitan Youth Symphony Phoenix Children’s Chorus AZ Lindy Hop Dancers Dearspeak Adam Smith & Radio Hill Provacatease

WisdomSoul

Adam Smith

Rock/Funk/Soul Jam Hot Birds & The Chili Sauce Heady Hoop Tribe The Sugar Thieves Firelight Entertainment Dry River Yacht Club 3RD STREET THEATRE Cannedy Dance *Breast Cancer Awareness Tribute* Film Shorts^ Conder/dance Nathan Potter Short Play Festival presented by BlackPoet Ventures* Dulce Dance Company Step’s Junk Funk/Crossroads Performance Group Poetry Slam presented by Phonetic Spit hosted by Myrlin Hepworth & Tomas Stanton

Heady Hoop Tribe

Arizona Opera “OperaTunity” The Great Arizona Story Slam hosted by Mark Goldman Altitude Aerials Spoken Word Showcase with live band Shaikh Sammad WisdomSoul Apollo Poetry Divine Garrett Pauli Apollo FlipSide Poetry Toya Daily Activities & Events Fitness Fun Zumba Shamrock Milk Bar Artlink Community Mural Artist Merchandise Popup Kidz Korner • Workshops* Hensley Beer & Wine Garden


SCHEDULE Performance lineup subject to change MAIN STAGES Ruca Arts Around The World Showcase Mahin Sciacca Desert Sounds Mariachi Arizona Turkish Dancers American Chinese Arts & Culture Exchange Association Jazz/Blues Showcase City Jazz Scorpius Dance Theatre Blues Man Mike and The Blues Review Band Paul Miles Women of the World Showcase MysticBlu Teneia Angelique

SUNDAY 10am-5pm Paisley Yankolovich Short Play Festival presented by BlackPoet Ventures* Dance Extravaganza Grand Canyon University Dance Treeline Dance Works H Lab Dance Paisley Theatrical Showcase Yankolovich Rising Youth Theater Arcana Collective ^featuring films by Apollo Poetry and other filmmakers; check event app and online for full listings

Cultural Coalition

Arcana Collective

Teneia

*check event app and online for detailed listing of day’s events and BPV’s short plays

3RD STREET THEATRE Film Shorts^ Treeline Dance Works

Angelique

For info and updates about performances and times, download our event app at http://m.twoppy.com/phxartsfest/ phoenixfestivalofthearts.org

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ARTS EXHIBITORS • Armando Adrian-Lopez • JeriLyn Alderman • Donna Armstrong • Berry Creative Ballard, Melody • It’s A Cin-D Cindy Lopatynski • Brad Diddams • Jeff’s Hardware • Robots Fisher, Jeff • Michele French • Geoffrey Gersten • Stephen Harmston • Francesca Howell • MaiLe Keller • Lori Kirsch • Armik Malekian • Anna Miller • Scott Palmer • Robert Kawika Sheer • Holly Stults • TJ Thompson • Daniel Schemel/ Juan Barreneche • Lisa Anderson • Wesley Cookson • Tanya Andrew

• Stephanos Antoniades • Char Applen • Jackqueline Benard • Beth Benowich • Steve Bunyard • Welsh Don • Nancy Dorobiala • Jeff Fisher • Justin Gaines • Donne Goldstein • Bonnie Gordon • Roberto Gutierrez Art LLC • Pam Harrison • Francesca Mallamo • Joey Morgan • Anne Morrighan • Laura Morris • Linda Mortland • Julie Pallissard • Anne Rasmussen ARTS ORGANIZATIONS • Arizona Jewish Historical Society • Artlink Phoenix • Arizona Humanities

Council • Arizona Lindy Hop Society • Arizona Opera • Dancers and Health Together • Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts • Desert Sounds • Dulce Dance Company • Full Circle Women’s Choir • Herberger Theater Center • Jazz in AZ • Metropolitan Youth Symphony • Phoenix Art Museum • Phoenix Blues Society • Phoenix Children’s Chorus • Phoenix Public Library • Phoenix Theatre • Radio Phoenix • Space 55 • Terpsicore Dance Company

• Trigger Fish Film FOOD TRUCKS supported by Phoenix Street Food Coalition • Aji Mobile Foods • Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos • Jambuurritos Cajun Grille Express • Knutson Concession • Mama Z’s Boy • Mamma Toledo’s Pies • Paletas Betty • Pig Rig • Pizza People • Q Up! BBQ • Short Leash Hotdogs • Spice It Up • Taste Rite by the Riteway Catering Co. • The Maine Lobster Lady Plus Hensley Beer & Wine Garden Shamrock Farms Milk Bar presented by Radio Phoenix


INDEX Arts Organizations Listing American Chinese Arts & Culture Exchange Association Arcana Collective Arizona Jewish Historical Society Arizona Humanities Council Arizona Opera Artlink Phoenix BlackPoet Ventures Bloody Hero International Film Festival Cultural Coalition Dancers and Health Together Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts Desert Sounds Dulce Dance Company Full Circle Women’s Choir Herberger Theater Center Infuse Open Mic Jazz In AZ Metropolitan Youth Symphony Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix Blues Society Phoenix Boys Choir Phoenix Center for the Arts Phoenix Children’s Chorus Phoenix Girls Chorus Phoenix Public Library Phonetic Spit PHX Theatre Radio Phoenix RadioSupa Space 55 Terpsicore Dance Company The Arizona Lindy Hop Society The Cult of the Yellow Sign The Great Arizona Story Slam Trigger Fish Film

acacx.com Faceebook • space55.org azjhs.org azhumanities.org azopera.org artlinkphoenix.com blackpoetventures.com bloodyhero.net culturalcoalition.com dahtinc.org dewpac.org desertsounds.org dulcedancecompany.com fullcirclechoir.org herbergertheater.org Facebook • meetup.com/infuse/ jazzinaz.org azmys.org phxart.org phoenixblues.org phoenixboyschoir.org phoenixcenterforthearts.org pcchorus.org girlschorus.org phoenixpubliclibrary.org phoneticspit.org phxtheatre.org radiophoenix.org radiosupa.com space55.org tdcballet.com azlindy.com cultoftheyellowsign.com azstoryslam.com

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