SAHUARITA ART ON
THE LAKE FESTIVAL
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SAHUARITA ART ON THE LAKE FESTIVAL
January 13, 2024
The inaugural Sahuarita Art on the Lake Festival will feature immersive and experiential activities throughout the Sahuarita Lake Park. Browse local artwork for sale, street painting, interactive art activities, performance art, community chalk mural competition, food trucks, and live music throughout the park. This one-day celebration of the arts will bring creativity to a new level in Sahuarita, AZ.
The Sahuarita Art on the Lake Festival supports a goal to build community through arts programming, creating a space for a large number of artisans to exhibit and sell their work in a supportive and professional environment. The festival impacts tourism and economic development in Sahuarita, supporting businesses, artisans and the community.
There is no cost to attend the art festival.
Sahuarita Lake Park
15466 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd, Sahuarita, AZ 85629
The Town of Sahuarita is proud to own and operate Sahuarita Lake Park. Open to the public, this unique destination has beautiful scenery, public art, a walking path and fishing (Arizona Game & Fish regularly stocks the lake with several species of fish!). The Lakeside Live Concert Series is one of the fun, free events hosted here.
Art on the Lake Festival will feature a full lineup of performances at the Sahuarita Lake Amphitheater. A colorful and unique blend of music, dance, puppetry and performance art will unfold throughout the day including Mexican Folk Dance, immersive avant-garde, and classical symphonic music.
10:00 AM – 10:40 AM | Tucson Sino Dance (Chinese Fashion and Music)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Mariachi Innovacion
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM | Ballet Folklorico Tapatio (Mexican Folk Dance)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Celtic Steps (Irish Dance)
1:40 PM - 2:30 PM | Hatpin Duo (Avant-garde folk)
3:15 PM - 3:55 PM | Tucson Concert Band (Classical Symphonic Band)
11 AM - 2 PM | Spectrum by VESSEL Atmospheric Performance
11:30 AM & 2:30 PM | Red Herring Puppets "Adventures in Folklore"
FEATURED ART INSTALLATIONS
On January 14, Sahuarita Lake Park will burst with color and creativity as three large-scale art installations are unveiled. Nogales muralist Tony Plak has created a gigantic desert-themed ground mural on the Amphitheater Stage. Sahuarita based artist Pen Macias has teamed up with Tucsonan Wesley Creigh to design a massive chalk-letter mural spelling out SAHUARITA. Attendees can watch the two artists complete the mural during the event. Finally, Sahuarita Lake itself will turn into a work of art with an animal-themed floating art installation.
Sahuarita Lake Floating Art (Photo Opportunity)
Unveiling of the Sahuarita Lake Amphitheater Mural by Tony Plak
Collaborative Sahuarita Chalk Art Mural by Pen Macias and Wesley Creigh
COMMUNITY CHALK ART COMPETITION
Community members are encouraged to create their own chalk art inspired by the day’s festivities! Participants can sign up at the event to create their own signature mural onsite. Chalk and supplies will be provided onsite. Three community winners will be chosen at 3:30 PM in each of the following categories and recognized on social media and receive a $100 gift card.
KIDS ART ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ARTS
Youth Printmaking Station with See Create Art (Sophie Ellefson) - 10 AM - 4 PM
Students will have the opportunity to design their own image, trace it onto printing foam, and then print it 4 times on a paper using different colors. They will use brayers to roll the ink out, and barens to press the image onto the paper.
The Comic BookMobile
A personalized kids show with a human cartoon character LIVE! Frank Powers teaches the simple shapes hidden in cartooning as well as the sequence of a good panel to panel stories for Comic Books and Comic Strips!
Mardi-Gras Mask Making with Red Herring Puppets 12:30PM - 2PM
Facepaint, Balloon Animals and Caricatures with Petunia and Pals - 10 AM - 4 PM
Green Valley Community Performing Arts Center
My work reflects my interest and awe of the natural world. How plants and animals evolve and reproduce. the metamorphosis of amphibians and insects, how a humble acorn sprouts into an oak tree. These organisms are all so important in keeping an ecological balance and so under appreciated. Some of the animals I sculpt are endangered.
Construction: All my work is one-of-a-kind handbuilt, high fire stoneware with multiple glaze firings at successively lower temperatures.
Glass, Metal, Recycled Art
Each piece is a one-of-a-kind original work of Glass and steel art. Be it wind chime, yard art or decor piece I strive to use as much repurposed material as possible.
Ironhorse Salvage Art
I make functional metal art (mainly birdbaths) from surplus or salvage steel. Each piece is made individually at my home shop in Sahuarita, AZ.
Mama Hummingbird Shop
Cynthia Djengue is a Psychotherapist, Reiki Master and Jewelry Designer in Phoenix, AZ. Cynthia once rescued a baby Hummingbird and founded the Mama Hummingbird Shop in 2019. You'll find handcrafted gemstone jewelry; earrings, rings, bracelets, and, crystal home decor.
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Kristin Harvey Art
My colorful and bold, southwest contemporary paintings draw from the rich colors of the Mexican celebration culture. I strive to bring the viewer into my world of color and joy so I can highlight the true beauty of our desert surroundings.
Elsa M. Jacklitch Photography
Elsa Jacklitch has the ability to capture the unique flavor of the desert southwest and its surrounding beauty with her landscape photography. Her subjects include traditional landscapes, flowers, birds and animals, mission churches and southwestern buildings including the architectural details. Her travels have taken her all over the country and she enjoys capturing the beauty of every place that she visits.
Dan Kihl Studios
Hand cut by plasma cutter, hand painted 14 gauge steel home decor. Designs are my own. Pieces are bent to give a 3D effect and range from wildlife to landscapes.
Digital Art, Drawing, Painting, Photography
My artwork is made so that people feel something or call out to people. It is not subtle and many have called it provocative and intense.
Flying Crow Metalworks
I use mainly sterling silver, but also brass, copper and gold, in my jewelry designs. I also employ the use of patinas to add color, as well as interesting textures and patterns, to my work. Much of my work has a modern or contemporary feel to it, but with a connection to the natural world through the use of unusual precious and semi-precious stones and organic designs.
Ana Rendón Sanders
Firelight and Company
I primarily work with silver, vitreous enamel, gold, and brass to design and create beautiful jewelry pieces in my home studio. Much of my jewelry is hand forged with a contemporary aesthetic that embraces clean lines and a classic style.
THREE BUTTERFLIES, LLC
Unique, Handcrafted Jewelry by Esther. We travel the country and continents to source unique beads, pearls, unusual stones, authentic art pieces, and collectibles to incorporate them into our collections. Most of our pieces are one of a kind.
Wear a Touch of Spirit
Craft Arts - Holiday, Candles, or other Artisan Items, Jewelry
Prayers and verses from Sacred Sources beaded in International Morse Code There is a reason. IN MAY, 1844 Samuel Morse sent out the world's first instant message, "WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?"
Wear a Touch of Spirit attempts to answer that question by writing prayers & verses from the spiritual Teachings of the world IN MORSE CODE with beautiful beads as dots, dashes, letter spaces, and word spaces.
Little Leoni Paints
Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting
Hand painted hand soldered and hand embroidered hats. Hand painted jackets , shoes boots. Art prints, hand made earrings
Ray and Diana Thibault
Rincon Valley Artisans
Diana and Ray make traditional stained glass art, kilnformed glass art, and slip cast 3-D ceramic art. We are heavily invested in the handcrafted process and scrutinize every ceramic and stained glass piece for quality and detail. No two pieces are exactly alike. We also produce commissioned glass works on a regular basis.
We are a husband and wife team that creates one of a kind wheel thrown and handbuilt functional pottery from our studio in a Tombstone Az.
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