SAACA invites the public to enjoy Arts in the Plaza – with fine arts, jazz music and great food – at St. Philip’s Plaza, October 19th & 20th
(TUCSON, Ariz) The sounds of jazz will swing through the courtyards of St. Philips Plaza for a weekend of outdoor fine arts and music. Over 50 artists will participate in the annual Arts in the Plaza Fine Art & Jazz Festival on Saturday October 19th and Sunday October 20th from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm in the stunning courtyard setting of St. Philip's Plaza, located at the southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue.
“The show is a much-anticipated fine art exhibition in the region and continues to grow in popularity,” said SAACA Executive Director Kate Marquez. “The event has met capacity for the last several years, which is a testament to the quality and talent of the participating artists.”
Handmade artwork will add to the diversity of fine arts at the show, including oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media designs, pottery, sculpture, leather and metal work, photography, porcelain paintings, gourd art, woodwork and more.
Attendees can also enjoy acoustic musical performances through the weekend on the patio between Union and Reforma restaurants. St. Philip’s Plaza merchants will also offer special discounts, wine tastings, and other promotions for Arts in the Plaza attendees. This year’s main stage jazz performances include:
Saturday October 19
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Frim Fram Trio (Classics and Standards)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Cynthia Hilts (Great American Songbook)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Nathaniel Burnside Duo (Flamenco and Latin Jazz)
Sunday October 20
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Gus Woodrow Duo (Guitar Jazz)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Troy Gray (Flamenco and Latin Jazz)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Elisabeth Geel & Ed Delucia (Originals and New Jazz)
2019 Arts in the Plaza Fine Art and Jazz Festival
When: Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. and Sunday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: St. Philip’s Plaza, southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue
Cost: Free admission
NOTE TO MEDIA: Photos available
About the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts. SAACA strengthens the bonds between people, place and purpose through collaborative, arts-driven experiences. SAACA (formerly the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council) was created to develop cultivated programming that spotlights local creatives and celebrates unique culture, while providing direct opportunities for artists to make and sell their work. To date, SAACA has created over 200,000 arts-driven experiences, from innovative community festivals and cultural celebrations to creative sector development, and accessible arts enrichment programs. SAACA continues to grow in footprint and in impact while working to pursue the mission of strengthening the bonds between people, place and purpose.