Kate Marquez, Executive Director of the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, will advise the Americans for the Arts Private Sector Council
Southern Arizona’s Largest Culinary Festival Returns on February 4, 2017 to the Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tickets are now on sale for the annual community wide food and wine festival, presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, Local First Arizona & Tucson Botanical Gardens.
(TUCSON, Ariz.) — Early bird ticket sales have begun for the 4th Annual SAVOR Food and Wine Festival. Delivering a premiere Culinary Arts celebration highlighting Southern Arizona as a premier epicurean destination. SAVOR will once again bring together over 70 restaurants, chefs, breweries, wine, and specialty food purveyors at the lush and historic Tucson Botanical Gardens on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Presented in partnership with the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, Local First Arizona, and Tucson Botanical Gardens; all three non-profit organizations strive to educate and promote the beauty and culture of Southern Arizona in their own unique way.
Oro Valley Youth Advisory Committee Volunteers Partner with SAACA to Bridge the Generations with MUSIC & MEMORY
Local media partners are invited to share in the MUSIC & MEMORY experience this Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Catalina Spring Memory Care in Oro Valley.
(TUCSON, Ariz.) - Thanks to generous support from fundraising efforts of the Oro Valley Youth Advisory Committee, patients facing life-limiting illnesses at the Oro Valley Catalina Spring Memory Care residence will find renewed joy and pleasure in rediscovering the music that matters to them through MUSIC & MEMORY.
On Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:30am, more than 20 residents at the Catalina Springs Memory Care residence (9685 N. Oracle Road) will be presented with individualized headsets and an iPod Shuffle with customized music play lists. The MUSIC & MEMORY project is a culmination of nearly six months of fundraising efforts by the Oro Valley Youth Advisory Council, as well as three months of planning, research and preparation to provide the most customized music experience for each participating resident.
Encouraging a Different Kind of Giving This Holiday Season
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Each year, #GivingTuesday is held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday in an effort to kick off the holiday giving season and to unite people in a day of generosity, inspiring them to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
The Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge, Southern Arizona’s largest and most indulgent culinary events, was hosted on Friday, November 18th at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
The event brought together over 20 of the regions finest pastry chefs, confectioners, bartenders, brewers and distillers, all vying for their dessert or cocktail to be crowned “Sweetest of the Sweet”, the evenings grand prize while raising dough for the arts.
The Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge began nearly five years ago with the goal of highlighting the tremendous culinary talent which exists locally in our bakers, chef's, students, and mixologists who have a passion for anything sweet and the participants in this year’s event didn’t disappoint. Menu items ranged from a Chocolate Tamale with Fruit Pico de Gallo to Pumpkin Trifle Parfait with cocktail pairings including Kickin’ Cactus Cocoa and Vodka Gummy Bears. Attendees voted for their favorite dishes in each category and winners were announced from the main stage at the end of the night: