Inaugural POP: Art in Unexpected Places Festival announces performance line-up with over 40 innovative art experiences
3D Paintscaping Experience, Performing Arts, Dance, Live Art demonstrations, Music and oversized Origami sculptures to name a few.
Kierland Master Association in collaboration with Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa are proud to bring the community an innovative and immersive arts experience. The POP: Art in Unexpected Places Festival on May 12 & 13, 2017, is presented in partnership with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance.
POP: Art in Unexpected Places will feature more than 40 unique art experiences over two days, including Friday night's Charity Celebration and Saturday's dynamic art in unexpected places experience: two main stages featuring live bands throughout the day; hands-on mixology demonstrations; engaging kids activities; interactive watercolor demonstrations by talented local artists; community dance performances; juried art walk; merchant special offers; creative Mother's Day gift ideas; a life-size origami garden and so much more.
"We know that business and arts partnerships are an effective way to help build resilient and vibrant businesses, our local economy and communities," says Kate Marquez, Executive Director, Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. "We are enormously proud to partner with the Kierland community to expand conversations and experiences through our local artists and creative outlets."
On Friday, May 12, the weekend will kick off with an intimate outdoor celebration, POP: Charity Night, held at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Chefs Zachary Bocker (Nellie Cashman's, Westin Kierland Resort & Spa); Derek Biazo (deseo, Westin Kierland Resort & Spa) Siegfried Hohaus (Mastro's Ocean Club); Julio Ramirez (Snooze, an A.M. Eatery); Carlos Garcia (Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar); and Mark Rosatti (Shake Shack) will prepare menu and libation samplings for guests to enjoy. The highlight of the evening's festivities will come at dusk as the resort transforms into a vibrant 11-story canvas as its exterior walls come alive with PaintScaping, themed 3-D images and animations festively set to music. PaintScaping merges a virtual world with the existing world by projecting 3-dimensional digital mapping onto buildings that act as the canvas for characters, colors, and objects as living and moving parts of the façade. POP: Charity Night tickets are $50/per person (inclusive of all food and libation samplings) and can be purchased at http://www.kierlandpop.com/charity-night.html.
The festivities continue on Saturday, May 13, 2017 as POP: Art in Unexpected Places Festival will present emerging and well-known artists in over 20 mediums who will showcase performance, visual and experiential art. From fashion to origami, live music to culinary arts, attendees will feel inspired and delighted as they experience art around every corner of Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.
POP is fun for the whole family at Kierland Commons, featuring selected activities for the including a GAMI GARDEN featuring life-size origami displays and hands on art activities for all ages.
11am - 1pm Balloon Twisting by Dru Heffington
11am-5pm Family Photos on the POP Flower Wall
11am - 3pm Arts & Crafts with Phoenix Children's Museum
Creativity will be on full display at the Kierland POP Arts Festival. ART POP experiences will include pop up live painting demos, caricature sketching, life-size sculpture features, interactive arts murals, balloon art, and hands on art encounters. The Festival will also feature an Art Walk, showcasing art for sale from local artists in various mediums and genres.
11am - 1pm Nelson Garcia-Miranda, Westin Kierland Artist in Residence
11am - 1pm Caricatures By John Munson
11am - 2:30pm Ramona Wright, Watercolor Artist
11am - 2:30pm Jeremy Jones, Watercolor Artist
11am - 2:30pm John Erwin, Watercolor Artist
11am - 5pm Chalk Art Mural by Ignacio Garcia
11am - 5pm Chalk Art Mural by Gina Ribaudo
2:30pm - 5pm Roisin McDermott, Watercolor Artist
Attendees can visit participating restaurants and retailers for one-on-one chef interactions, food and drink specials, as well as special culinary & mixology education demonstrations and experiences.
11am - 5pm Sur La Table demonstrations including outdoor pizza oven, indoor smoke-less grill, and smoked non-alcoholic margaritas
1pm - 1:30pm A Taste of Arizona, Chef Zachary Bocker of Nellie Cashmans'
3pm - 3:30pm Fresh and Flavorful Ceviche, Chef Derek Biazo of deseo
Boasting two main stages, in-retailer performances and strolling talent, POP will come alive with the sound of music in genres ranging from 50's rock and jazz to current pop hits.
11am - 12:30pm Priority Male, All Male A Capella
11am - 1pm Come Back Buddy, Retro Rock Music
11am - 12pm Agave String Quartet
11am - 12:30pm Mike Goodrick, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
12pm - 2pm Jay Taylor, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
12pm - 2pm Clazzmates, Jazz Duo
12pm - 2pm Rae Brown, Acoustic Keys & Guitar
1pm - 3pm Rachelle Romero, Saxophone
1:30pm - 3:00pm LuMar, Acoustic Duo
1:30pm - 3:30pm April Anne, Acoustic Keys & Vocals
2pm - 4pm John Calvert, Acoustic Guitar
3pm - 5pm Eric Lubach, Folk
3pm - 5pm Kim Weston, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
3:30pm - 5:30pm Mello Groove, Jazz
3:30pm - 5:30pm Kevin Thomas, Acoustic Guitar
Dance, drumming, taiko performances, street dancers and performers, and cirque-themed activities are just a few of the experiences to celebrate during the Kierland POP Festival.
11am - 12pm Pound, Exercise Dance
11am - 2pm Vessel, Performance Art
12pm - 1pm Ballet Folklorico Legacy de Tolleson
12:30pm - 1pm K2Enterprise, Taiko Drumming
1pm - 3pm The Circus Farm, Juggling & Hula Hoop
2pm - 4pm Vessel, Performance Art
3pm - 5pm Nuebox, Performance Art
3:30pm - 4pm Axe Capoeira
Additional programming announcements will be made over the course of the next week; please visit www.kierlandpop.com for complete schedule, event layout, featured artist bios, performance details, and tickets to POP: Charity Night.
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for all ages. Learn more at www.saaca.org
The Kierland Master Association are key stakeholders of the master-planned 730-acre Kierland community located on the border of Phoenix and Scottsdale and adjacent to the to the award-winning mixed-used destination, Kierland Commons, The Westin Kierland and the Kierland Golf Club. The Kierland Master Association was formed to enhance, promote and preserve the values and use of the project, which opened in 1996, by maintaining and supporting the quality design and character of the community. The Kierland Master Association is assisted and professionally managed by CCMC, the community management company that has been building communities by creating experiences that connect people in the neighborhoods where they live and in the offices where they work. For more information, please visit www.CCMCnet.com.
Located in the heart of Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa provides contemporary amenities and design while helping its guests to experience the Essence of Arizona through an ever-changing collection of paintings, rare photographs, and commissioned artworks as well as an educational wildlife program. The Resort's full-service spa, Agave, The Arizona Spa, showcases traditional therapies handed down from Arizona's many cultures of healing, as well as rare ancient treatments infused with the essence of the Far East. Bringing together perfectly manicured golf, golf boards, golf bikes and Segway golf, the best exercise physiology and on-site golf equipment fitting, the Kierland Golf Experience is the area's most innovative golf program. The rejuvenation continues at the Resort's 10 unique dining venues, with its renowned Heavenly Bed®, and with premier shopping and dining destinations located adjacent to the Resort. Complementing the Resort's award-winning FUN program for all ages is its Adventure Water Park complete with 110-foot-long waterslide, 900-foot lazy river and the Kierland FlowRider board sport simulator. For meetings and events, the Resort offers more than 200,000 square feet of well-appointed indoor and outdoor space.
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 include Anthropologie, Athleta, Arhaus, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Eileen Fisher, Michael Kors, Sur La Table, True Religion Brand Jeans and many more, plus nearly a dozen exciting restaurants including Zinc Bistro, Postino Wine Café, Shake Shack, Bar NoRTH, The Greene House. Close proximity to Scottsdale Airpark and a trove of top-tier business parks and corporate settings, Kierland Commons is the place to see and be seen for young professionals, fashionistas, foodies and resort visitors from across this dynamic part of the market. Visit www.kierlandcommons.com.