SAACA Provides Arts Care Packages to 500+ Residents and Patients at Local Assisted Living and Critical Care Service Centers in Southern Arizona
Over 50 artists, donors, individuals, and organizations around Tucson contributed to SAACA’s Arts Care Packages- providing residents at Assisted Living Homes and patients at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration with music, and interactive arts experiences from the comfort of their own rooms.
April 28, 2020 - The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) has assembled a community-wide Arts Care Package Campaign to provide assisted living communities and hospital patients with a diverse array of creative experiences including music, craft kits, journaling and DIY arts projects, all designed for residents to enjoy from the comfort of their own rooms.
The individually wrapped and sanitized packages were all assembled from an overwhelming response of donations from local artists, makers and musicians, as well as SAACA partner Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange.
Each Arts Care Package was assembled with hundreds of activities and arts experiences which could be delivered to the rooms of individuals receiving treatment and care at the partnering communities. Kits included: DIY bookmarks and journaling kits, CD’s from local musicians, adult coloring pages designed by local artists, as well as greeting cards, jewelry and hands-on craft projects.
SAACA received tremendous support from community partners with donations from over 50 artists, musicians, and organizations who contributed materials for the kits. Donors ranged from businesses like Tucson Art Lab and Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, to arts institutions like the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and dozens of individual artists and musicians.
SAACA conducted an initial drop-off to local assisted living communities and healthcare facilities on Monday April 27, 2020. The first communities to receive Arts Care Packages included the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Campus, Catalina Springs Memory Care in Oro Valley, and the Joey and Annette Medina Aguilera Home. Additional drop offs will be conducted on Wednesday, April 29 at the Fountains of La Cholla and Foothills Place.
SAACA has also partnered with the team at the Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club to provide meals for caregivers and healthcare staff to accompany the Arts Care Package deliveries.
"Serving our community’s most at-risk senior populations has always been a cornerstone of SAACA’s work in Southern Arizona, whether it be through our Music and Memory program or our weekly art therapy outreach and programming” said SAACA Executive Director, Kate Marquez. “As soon as our community began to grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak, our team began priority conversations on how we can best serve our community. This program is one of the many ways in which we knew we could impact those most in need, but also to activate the dynamic power of arts as a source of inspiration and communication during this time of isolation.”
With the outpouring of support from local musicians, artists and organizations, SAACA hopes to continue the work and distribution of the Arts Care Packages through continual program expansion in communities throughout the region. SAACA is dedicated to serving these most at-risk populations, as we know the long-term effects of COVID-19 will be felt hardest in these communities.
Artists, chefs or individuals looking to get involved in the program should contact SAACA’s Executive Director, Kate Marquez, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATEMENT FROM THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA ARTS & CULTURAL ALLIANCE (SAACA) ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) & FAQ
Like most of you, the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance has been watching the news about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Although the CDC considers the immediate health risk from COVID19 to be low, SAACA’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our artists, performers, exhibitors, sponsors, staff, volunteers, CATALYST guests, and all who attend SAACA events. At this time, our upcoming festivals and events in the Southern Arizona community and at our CATALYST Arts & Maker Space at the Tucson Mall are scheduled to take place as planned. Specifically, we are moving forward with our Sahuarita Creative Arts Festival on March 14 & 15 at Sahuarita Town Hall Municipal Complex (375 W. Sahuarita Center Way Sahuarita, AZ 85629) and Spring Festival of the Arts at the Oro Valley Marketplace (12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737) on March 28 & 29.
On March 9, 2020, city officials said they are not recommending any public events be cancelled, but they do urge everyone to take extra precautions. We are coordinating with our Town partners in Sahuarita and Oro Valley (respectively) and keeping abreast of developments with county and state health authorities about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We will continue to follow and implement updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health authorities as necessary. SAACA will continue to monitor the situation and take the necessary precautions to protect the health of participants and attendees to the best of our ability. We request that everyone in our community help us in this effort by following the guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the following pages, particularly when attending our events.
As we continue to watch and prepare for the coming weeks, we will be following the local response and welcome your questions, comments and concerns. Please reach out to email@example.com.
We hope the FAQ below assists you in preparation for both you and your loved ones, and your community.
SAACA FAQs about COVID-19:
SAACA is providing the following FAQs related to COVID-19 to all SAACA staff, volunteers, partners, festival participants, SAACA members and event attendees. The information reflected in the FAQs primarily comes from the CDC and other state and local health agencies.
WHAT IS COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
IS SAACA STILL HOLDING THEIR UPCOMING COMMUNITY FESTIVALS?
While this is an evolving topic, SAACA is currently planning to hold all scheduled festivals and events in the Southern Arizona community. SAACA will closely monitor updated recommendations from the CDC and state and local health authorities as it relates to hosting large events, and add appropriate safeguards in coordination with site venues, host cities and towns and local health response teams to address COVID19 concerns. SAACA will, as always, take concerted steps to maintain the first-rate delivery of artistic experiences for all artists, performers, food vendors, exhibitors, SAACA members and event attendees.
HOW IS SAACA HANDLING COVID-19?
SAACA is closely monitoring COVID-19 by among other things, analyzing updated recommendations from the CDC and state and local health officials (including the CDC’s interim guidance related to Mass Gatherings/Large Community Events) found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html). SAACA will continue to implement prevention measures and best practices recommended by these groups, many of which are reflected in the FAQ below. Information and guidance regarding COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation and SAACA will continue to monitor and implement recommended practices to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
WHAT PREVENTATIVE STEPS IS SAACA TAKING AT UPCOMING ART FESTIVALS?
SAACA does not have a large potency of travelling artists at either of our two major upcoming art festivals, the Sahuarita Creative Arts Festival (March 14 & 15) and Spring Festival of the Arts (March 28 & 29), as they both feature predominately in-state artisans. Effective immediately, SAACA will be instituting new handwashing protocols and additional handwashing stations, signage and no-contact implementations at the festivals (nearly 90% of our festival activities do not require direct contact) and cancelling any onsite activities that do have them.
HOW DOES COVID-19 SPREAD?
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and/or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It is also possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include:
• Shortness of breath
• A small percentage of patients have experienced diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and/or pneumonia
Older people (over 60) and those with chronic illness are at increased risk for severe complications.
HOW WIDESPREAD IS COVID-19 IN THE UNITED STATES?
While there are various news outlets reporting different statistics, as of March 10, 2020, the CDC website is reporting that there are 423 confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in the United States, and 19 COVID-19 related deaths. This includes 46 people who were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, three people repatriated from Wuhan China, and 164 cases originating in the United States. There are 35 states who have reported COVID-19 cases, including 6 in the state of Arizona. In addition, Pima County reported its first presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19 on March 9, 2020. According to the CDC, for most of the American public, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low. For up to date information from the CDC regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in the United States, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU ARE DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS?
If you are displaying symptoms, you should stay at home and contact your primary care physician. In addition, for SAACA staff, please contact your direct supervisor. For festival artists, volunteers, and event attendees, please do not participate and/or attend SAACA events while symptomatic. If you have the COVID-19 or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 you should contact your healthcare provider immediately and follow their recommendations.
WHAT STEPS SHOULD YOU BE TAKING TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being CONTINUED exposed to this virus. The CDC and other medical experts recommend everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home and practice social-distancing/self-quarantine when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, use the inside of your elbow instead of your hand.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, countertops, doorknobs, athletic equipment, facilities and locker rooms using cleaning agents appropriate for the particular area.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Visit the CDC’s coughing and sneezing etiquette (https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/etiquette/coughing_sneezing.html) and clean hands webpages (https://www.cdc. gov/handwashing/index.html) for more information.
• Although there are currently no travel restrictions domestically in the United States, please review the CDC’s travel health notices (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel) for the latest guidance and recommendations on traveling inside or outside of the country.
• Make sure you are up to date with all routine vaccinations, including the flu vaccine.
• Be mindful of your physical interactions with others (e.g. handshakes, hugs, etc.) and limit such interactions as you deem appropriate.
The CDC does not recommend that people who are well/healthy wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
ADDITIONAL AND UPDATED INFORMATION FROM THE CDC, ARIZONA DEPARMENT OF HEALTH AND THE PIMA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO COVID-19 CAN BE FOUND AT THE LINKS BELOW:
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
• Arizona Department of Health: https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-diseaseepidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home
• Pima County Health Department: https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=527452
• Tucson Sentinel article about Pima County’s first presumptive diagnosis and statements from county and local officials: http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/030920_coronavirus_tucson/pima-county-residentpresumptively-diagnosed-with-coronavirus-officials-urge-common-sense-response/
The Region’s Largest Holiday Celebration of Arts and Community Returns to Oro Valley in 2019
The Holiday Festival of the Arts & Tree Lighting Celebration brings two days of outstanding art, live music, interactive creative experiences, delicious food and so much more in this anticipated holiday celebration.
(Tucson, AZ) Join the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the Town of Oro Valley as they partner to present the largest community celebration of arts and culture in Southern Arizona on December 7th and 8th, 2019 at the Oro Valley Marketplace. For two days, the community has an opportunity to experience a vast array of arts and creative experiences, themed for the holidays.
The Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts & Tree Lighting Celebration is the true essence of creative placemaking, cultivating the arts as an essential part of Oro Valley’s identity. The two-day festival is one of Southern Arizona’s largest community arts celebrations, with over 150 artisans, over 30 performances by student and local musicians, family arts activities, food trucks, the TUBACHRISTMAS holiday play-along, an appearance by Santa and endless photo opportunities!
Festivities culminate in the lighting of the Oro Valley holiday tree at 6 p.m. on December 7. The festival brings the community together, stimulates the local economy, enhances surrounding businesses, and provides opportunities for local artists to promote their work. SAACA produces the annual event in partnership with the Town of Oro Valley and Oro Valley Marketplace, a Town West Realty property, with additional support by local businesses and organizations.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Browse over 150 artisans to find that perfect one-of-a kind gift for your family and friends. Only one week after Thanksgiving, the Oro Valley Marketplace is transformed into a holiday marketplace complete with handmade craft artisans from around the world. This is your antidote to the big-box madness of holiday shopping. By bringing together craft artists of the highest caliber all under one roof, the Holiday Festival of Arts is a one-stop holiday shopping opportunity for unique, handmade gifts in a range of prices.
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
The crowning moment of the festival will take place on Saturday evening, when the 35-foot holiday tree towering over the Marketplace is lit at 6:00 PM. The Tree Lighting Celebration festivities begin at 2:00 PM on Saturday and will feature live entertainment from local students, activities for children, free refreshments, cookie decorating, ornament making and a special appearance by Santa!
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2 PM
TUBACHRISTMAS is a music concert held in cities worldwide that celebrates those who play, teach, and compose music for instruments in the tuba family, including the tuba, sousaphone, baritone, and euphonium. Join over 100 euphoniums at TUBACHRISTMAS at the Festival of the Arts.
The Festival of the Arts features food trucks and vendors in a variety of genres. Whether you’re looking for a festival staple like kettle corn or freshly fried donuts, or a unique grilled cheese sandwich or savory Pastizzi pastry, the Festival of the Arts is the place to be for holiday favorites.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND
The festival features a full weekend of live performances on the festival main stage!
Saturday, December 7
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Oro Valley Jazz Band
10:40 AM – 11:10 AM SASO Flute Ensemble
11:15 AM – 11: 40 AM Maguire Academy of Irish Dance
11:50 AM – 12:05 PM One Rehearsal Short
12:10 PM – 12:40 PM Sons of Orpheus
12:50 PM – 1:05 PM Wilson Elementary Choir
1:10 PM - 1:30 PM Wilson Middle School Choir
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Tuba Christmas
3:00 PM Santa Arrival Procession with Ironwood Marching Band
3:10 PM Opening Remarks by Andrew Capasso
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM Painted Sky Elementary Chorus
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Oro Valley Team Dance
4:20 PM - 5:00 PM Kids Unlimited
5:10 PM – 5:30 PM Tucson Girls Chorus Northwest Choir
5:00 PM Lauren Lawson performing at Tree
5:30 PM Carolyn’s Carolers performing at Tree
6:00 PM Tree Lighting Celebration with Santa at Tree
Strolling Music: 4 PM – 5:30 PM –- Carolyn’s Carolers
Sunday, December 8
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Lauren Lawson (Oro Valley Singer-Songwriter)
11 AM - 11:45 AM Absinthe Beat Cats (Jazz and Holiday)
12 PM - 12:45 PM Nossa Bossa Nova (Brazilian Holiday Songs)
1 PM - 1:45 PM Desert Melodies (Holiday Favorites)
2 PM - 2:30 PM Coronado Middle School Singers
3 PM - 3:45 PM The Nazarene Band
Strolling Music: 12 PM – 2 PM - Havin' a Blast A Cappella Quartet
Presented by Pima Federal Credit Union, explore the intersection of the arts and cutting-edge technology in our Innovation Station! The University of Arizona Center for Digital Humanities showcases a Virtual Reality (VR) Station with 3D art design experience, utilizing Oculus and Laptop technologies. Try painting in a 3D immersive landscape with Google's TiltBrush Software. Literary arts will be in full display as attendees can participate in Bookman’s pop up literary experience, hear stories by local children’s book authors, and jump into their own a comic book with the Comic Bookmobile hosted by Frank Powers.
Sponsored by the Town of Oro Valley, the festival will feature holiday-themed custom murals from local artists Wesley Creigh and Alex Jimenez in front of the Walmart and Century Theaters.
Community festivals are key to supporting local economic development, a stronger sense of place, and are key to building thriving communities throughout the world. The arts add to our lives in many intangible ways as well as contributing positively to our economy as a whole.
The generated economic activity of arts festivals like the Holiday Festival of the Arts and Oro Valley Tree Lighting Celebration has a significant, positive impact on the local economy. The local tourism and hospitality industries and local businesses see a direct benefit which creates a chain of economic activity that is measurable.
2019 Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts & Tree Lighting Celebration
When: Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 pm. and Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Cost: Free admission
Arizona Grand Wine Festival to Feature 225+ Locally Grown Wines on Nov 16th at Kierland Commons
Arizona Wine Growers Association and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance come to Kierland POP: Art in Unexpected Places Festival, to feature 36 local Arizona wineries pouring over 200 wines, including the winners of the 2019 azcentral Grand Wine Competition
(PHOENIX, Ariz.) - The Arizona Wine Growers Association Grand Tasting Festival is pleased to announce the winery lineup for the 11th annual festival, taking place Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at Kierland Commons as part of the Kierland POP: Art in Unexpected Places Festival. The largest local wine festival in the state will showcase over 225 wines from 36 different wineries across Arizona.
The Grand Tasting Festival, now in its eleventh year, has grown into a nationally recognized event that attracts over 5,000 attendees from across the state. Attendees at the festival will enjoy some of the Arizona’s finest wines, live entertainment, a local fine art marketplace, and a selection of food trucks and concessions. Festivalgoers will have the unique opportunity to discuss the wines they are sampling with the vintners onsite.
“This year at the Grand Wine Festival guests will enjoy unmatched access to the largest collection of Arizona wines and we look forward to connecting the winemakers with an exclusive audience of wine lovers,” says Kris Pothier, President of the Arizona Wine Growers Association. “We hope that festival attendees enjoy the taste and aromas of the wines they explore, but also create lasting memories around those wines by sharing them with friends and family, in the gorgeous setting of Kierland Commons.”
The largest celebration of Arizona wine in the country will include:
2018 Malvasia Bianca, 2018 Chardonnay, Confluence XI, 2017 Syrah, 2017 Petite Sirah, Grand Rouge X, 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 X-Port
Arizona Hops and Vines
Jamie, Uncle John, Sophia
Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
2018 Dayden, 2017 Dala Cab, 2017 Dala Merlot, 2018 Mangus, 2017 Bayshan, 2018 Bonita Springs Vineyard Riesling, 2018 Bonita Springs Vineyard Gewurztraminer, 2018 Deep Sky Vineyard Grenache Clone 515, 2017 Buhl Vineyard Syrah Clone 174
Birds and Barrels Vineyards
White Grenache, Symphony, Riesling, Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah
Burning Tree Cellars
2018 Rose B, 2018 Trademarked, 2017 Peddler, 2018 Architect, 2017 Xiabalba, 2018 Lotus, 2917 Colibri Mourvedre, 2017 Colibri Syrah
Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards
Four Eight Wineworks – White, Merkin Vineyards - Chupacabra Rosa, Merkin Vineyards – Chupacabra,
Caduceus Cellars – Sancha
2018 Love Muffin, 2018 Dry Rose, 2017 Rhumb Line Grenache, 2016 Claire's, 2017 Padres, 2016 Tannat,
2015 Amor Fati Malvasia Bianca Dessert Wine
Carlson Creek Vineyard
Sweet Adeline Muscat, Grenache Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec
2017 Cousin Idd, 2016 Earth Cuckoo, 2016 Cimarron Sangiovese, 2017 Dr. Ron Bot, 2018 Miss Sandy Jones, 2018 Rose
Deep Sky Vineyard
Big Bang, Constellation, Stellar, Supernova, Aurora, Eclipse
Del Rio Springs Vineyard
2018 Cabernet Franc, 2017 Ameritage (Red Blend), 2017 Pinot Noir, 2018 Zinfandel, 2017 Chardonnay, 2018 Obsession (Pinot Grigio), 2018 AZ Fume (Sauvignon Blanc & Phoenix Blend), 2018 Vino Bianco (Italian Blend), 2018 Pinot Noir Rose, 2017 Dolce Bianco (Late Harvest Vignoles)
Dos Cabezas WineWorks
2018 El Campo Blanco, 2016 Aguileon, 2015 Toscano, 2015 El Norte, 2014 Red
Four Tails Vineyard
2017 Double Trouble Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Short Temper Tempranillo, 2017 Big Paw Petite Sirah, 2017 Amigos Petit Verdot, 2018 Pete Rose Rosé"
#Breakfastwine, Garage-East Green Wine, Garage-East Higley Road, Garage-East Ray Road
Golden Rule Vineyards
2017 Cabernet Franc, 2016 Petit Verdot, 2018 Grenache Blanc, 2017 Petite Sirah, 2016 Cobre Loma
Grand Canyon Wine Co.
2018 Voyager- Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Traveler- GSM, 2018 Daydreamer- Rosé, 2018 Switchback- Chardonnay
Heart Wood Cellars
2017 Syrah Reserve, 2017 Heart (blend), 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Tempranillo
High Lonesome Vineyard
Tannat, Lemberger, PicPoul Blanc
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
2017 Puzzle Vine Picpoul Blanc, 2018 Best Friends Voignier, 2018 Rock Creek Rose, 2014 Three Sisters Syrah, 2014 Partners Rhone Blend, 2016 Two Reds Grenache, 2015 Keeling Brothers Shiraz, 2016 Home Place Reserve Syrah
2018 Dos Hermanas, 2018 Malvasia Bianca, 2017 Mourvèdre Rosé, 2017 Arizmo, 2018 Dos Compadres
2015 Sky Island Viogner, 2014 Sky Island Grenache, 2014 Sky Island Syrah, 2013 Sky Island Petite Sirah,
2014 ""The Signature" Petite Sirah
Lightning Ridge Cellars
2013 Zinfandel, 2016 Aglianico, 2016 Montepulciano Riserva, 2014 Montepulciano
2016 Chardonnay, 2018 Riesling, 2017 Malvasia Bianca, 2016 Grenache Rose, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Heritage Red, Heritage White, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Garnacha Blanca, Albarino
Page Springs Cellars
2018 Vino de la Familia Blanca, 2018 Gewürztraminer, 2018 Nebbiolo Rosé, 2018 Super Arizona,
2017 El Serrano, 2018 Vino de la Familia, 2018 Vidal Blanc
Pierce Wines Arizona
Bodega Pierce Sauvignon Blanc, Bodega Pierce Malvasia Bianca, Saeculum Cellars Chardonnay ML+, Bodega Pierce Pandora, Bodega Pierce Athena, Bodega Pierce Emotiva, Saeculum Cellars Cache, Saeculum Cellars Gallia
Pillsbury Wine Company
2015 WildChild White, 2017 Chardonnay, 2016 Viognier, 2016 Malvasia, 2017 Symphony WildChild Red, 2018 Rose, 2017 Grenache, 2017 Mourvedre, 2016 Petite Sirah
2018 Provisioner Red, 2018 Provisioner Rose, 2018 Provisioner White
2018 Viognier, 2018 Rosé, 2016 Wild Syrah, 2017 Classic Syrah, 2017 Grenache
2017 Malvasia Bianca, 2018 Grenache Rosé, 2015 ""7"" Syrah/Tempranillo, 2016 ""x"" Red Blend Tempranillo/Petite Sirah/Tannat
Southwest Wine Center
2017 Malvasia Bianca, 2017 Tempranillo, 2017 Sunset (red blend), 2018 Big Red (red blend), 2018 Carignan, 2018 Refosco, 2018 Harmony (rosé), 2018 Nopal (rosé), 2018 Viognier
Su Vino Winery
Pinot Grigio, Summer Rain, Peachy Keen, Blue Breeze, Cabernet Sauvignon, Porto Cocoa
The Oddity Wine Collective
2015 Chenin Blanc, 2018 Grenache Blanc, 2014 Chardonnay, 2016 Cab Sauv, 2016 Rone, 2018 Zintimate Blush
Woods Bay Winery
Merlot/Cabernet Blend, Merlot/Cabernet Blend aged in whisky barrel, Merlot/Cabernet/Petite Sirah Blend, Merlot/Cabernet/Petite Sirah/Sangiovese Blend
Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Odisea - Red blend, Sangiovese, Origen - Red blend
Festival tickets, which include a commemorative wine glass and 8 wine tasting tickets are available in advance for $35. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased onsite. Designated driver tickets, which do not include a wine glass or wine tastings, are available in advance for $15. All ticket prices will increase by $5 on the day of the event.
The wine festivities will begin on Friday night at Kierland POP Charity Night featuring the Grand Wine Awards held at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa on Friday, Nov. 15. From 6 PM to 9 PM. The evening will also feature vibrant music and lively art displays and entertainment, paired with delicious culinary and libation sampling from local chefs, and the Grand Wine Awards. The awards, known as the "Academy Awards" of Arizona wines, will celebrate Arizona wines and recognize the winners from the 2019 azcentral Grand Wine Competition.
POP Charity Night: featuring the Grand Wine Awards
When: Friday, November 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Where: Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85254)
Arizona Wine Growers Association Grand Wine Festival
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019 (11 AM – 8 PM)
Where: Kierland Commons (15205 N Kierland Blvd Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85254)
Cost: $35 in advance, $40 day-of
KIERLAND POP OUTDOOR CELEBRATION BLENDS THE BEST OF ARIZONA WINE, INTERACTIVE ART, LIVE MUSIC, FINE ART MARKETPLACE
Third-Annual Scottsdale Festival Offers a Weekend Filled with Family-Friendly, Interactive Experiences
Welcoming fall weather has never been more enjoyable. This year, area residents and visitors can embrace the arrival of fall in the desert with the annual outdoor Kierland POP festival, planned for Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 in Scottsdale. The two-day festival includes a series of interactive, pop-up experiences – featuring Arizona winemakers, art in unexpected places, live music and entertainment, a fine art marketplace, a night run, and more. It all takes place at Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.
“During the third-annual POP Art experience, you can appreciate the creativity of local artists and performers along with award-winning, Arizona-produced wines,” said David Hyatt, President of Kierland Master Association. “Our diverse community is the perfect location for these popular, well-attended events!”
The Kierland POP celebration begins at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa on Friday, Nov. 15, with a ticketed POP Charity Night that’s open to the public. Held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and hosted in partnership with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and the Arizona Wine Growers Association, the evening begins with an “Academy Awards” celebration of Arizona wines, recognizing winners from azcentral’s 2019 Arizona Wine Competition.
“We’re thrilled to showcasing Arizona wine and all it has to offer at this year’s Kierland POP Festival,” said Kris Pothier, President of the Arizona Wine Growers Association. “Guests will have an opportunity to explore wine varietals while learning more about the passion and energy that winemakers put into every bottle.”
During Friday night’s event, guests will have an opportunity to interact directly with Arizona winemakers and learn firsthand about the family traditions and stories behind the wines that are poured at the event. Attendees can also expect to encounter lively art experiences; culinary samples from local chefs; and live, vibrant music and entertainment. Those 21 and older can purchase tickets at kierlandpop.com for $55 each. All proceeds from the evening will benefit SAACA’s Veterans Art Therapy Program.
On Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Kierland POP continues at Kierland Commons with an outdoor wine tasting festival at the shopping center’s Main Street Center Plaza. The ticketed Grand Wine Festival will feature wine tasting and sales from more than 30 Arizona wineries pouring more than 200 wines – making it the state’s largest celebration of Arizona wine. Those 21 and older can purchase wine-tasting tickets at kierlandpop.com for $30 each through November 1, or designated-driver tickets for $15 each.
Guests who attend the POP Charity Night on Friday or the Grand Wine Festival on Saturday can receive discounted rides from Lyft when they use the service to and from Kierland POP events. New Lyft customers can get $5 off their first four rides when they use the code SAACA. Existing Lyft customers can get 10% off their rides when they use the code SAACA19.
Visitors to the shopping center on Saturday can also expect to enjoy a series of fun, interactive activities, including an art walk featuring local professional artists and emerging artisans; live music and arts performances; kids activities, and a fine art marketplace.
On Saturday evening, the third annual Kierland POP 5K Walk/Run will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., benefitting local breast cancer nonprofit “Don’t Be a Chump! Check for a Lump!” An all-new course has been created for this year’s event; it kicks off on Main Street in Kierland Commons and celebrates the beauty of The Westin Kierland Golf Club at night on a fast, fun and safe route. The $40 race fee covers race swag, including a T-shirt and medal. To register for the run, visit http://bit.ly/31Y2Av0.
For more information, visit kierlandpop.com or follow Kierland POP on Instagram (@KierlandPOP) and Facebook (@KierlandPOP2019). See the excitement by searching for #KierlandPOP on social media. To view and download hi-res photos from last year’s Kierland POP Experience, visit: http://bit.ly/2Zuq78Z
About Kierland Commons
Well-placed in the enviable enclave where North Phoenix meets Scottsdale, Kierland Commons is a 24/7, mixed-use urban oasis that is home to some of the most desired lifestyle brands and the region’s most alluring restaurants and nightlife. Top-drawing names at Kierland Commons include Anthropologie, Athleta, Arhaus, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Evereve, Michael Kors, Sur La Table, Aveda and many more, plus nearly a dozen exciting restaurants, including Zinc Bistro, Postino Wine Café, Shake Shack, Bar NoRTH, and The Greene House. Near Scottsdale Airpark and a trove of top-tier business parks and corporate offices, Kierland Commons is the place to see and be seen for young professionals, fashionistas, foodies and resort visitors. For more information, visit kierlandcommons.com.
About The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Set on 250 acres in north Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa provides contemporary amenities and design paired with an ever-changing collection of distinctive experiences that bring to life the “Essence of Arizona.” A revitalizing desert oasis, the property features a collection of 10 dining venues serving an eclectic mix of the area’s finest flavors: Agave, the Arizona Spa, a full-service rejuvenating destination showcasing rare, desert-inspired treatments and additional therapies; and The Westin Kierland Golf Club, providing the area’s most innovative golf program with rolling greens across 27 holes and a first-of-its-kind fleet of GolfBoards and golf bikes, Kierland TurfRiders and Segway golf. Complementing the resort’s premier amenities, the award-winning FUN program offers a bevy of rotating Arizona excursions and on-property activities, including the property’s Adventure Water Park. A leading destination for meetings and events, located steps from premier shopping and dining, the resort boasts more than 200,000 square feet of well-appointed indoor and outdoor space, and features the renowned portfolio of signature Westin wellness offerings. For more information, visit kierlandresort.com.
About The Kierland Master Association
The Kierland Master Association is a 730-acre master-planned community located on the border of Phoenix and Scottsdale, adjacent to the Kierland Golf Club and the award-winning mixed-use destination, Kierland Commons. Woodbine Development Corporation served as the primary developer for the Kierland project, which opened in 1996. The Kierland Master Association was formed to enhance, promote and preserve the values and use of the project, by maintaining and supporting the quality design and character of the community. The Kierland Master Association is professionally managed by CCMC, a community management company that puts people first, encourages leaders to be their best, and infuses life with fun. For more than 45 years, CCMC has been strengthening the community by creating experiences that connect people in the neighborhoods where they live and in the offices where they work. For more information, visit CCMCnet.com.
About Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA)
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the arts. SAACA (formerly the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council) was created to develop cultivated programming that spotlights local creatives and celebrates diversity and culture, while providing direct opportunities for artists to make and sell their work. To date, SAACA has created more than 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 its footprint and impact while strengthening the bonds between people, place and purpose through collaborative arts-driven experiences. For more information, visit saaca.org.
About Arizona Wine Growers Association
The Arizona Wine Growers Association stands as a proud advocate for growth, change, opportunities and strength in all aspects of wine growing, making, selling and drinking. Representing over 100 vineyard owners, grape growers, winemakers, and supporting businesses, the AWGA is committed to working together to advance the growth, knowledge and reputation of Arizona wine. For more information, visit azwinegrowersassociation.com.
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