Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts to Host Over 125 Artists, 13 live music performances, along with Interactive Experiences for the Whole Family
The partnership between Oro Valley Marketplace and Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance continues with this community-minded event that celebrates Southern Arizona
On March 24 & 25th, the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and the Oro Valley Marketplace, in partnership with the Town of Oro Valley, continues their series of arts experiences with the annual Spring Festival of the Arts. The weekend will feature the talents of local artists and musicians and will include a full schedule of entertainment. The event will also feature local, popular culinary food-fare, and a visit from the Easter Bunny!
"Southern Arizona is rich with extraordinary talent and passion," says SAACA Executive Director, Kate Marquez. "As Tucson's creative industries continue to develop, these festivals are a natural way to cultivate continued growth within the community. The arts encompass a broad spectrum of our local economy, and SAACA is dedicated to investing in their advancement."
Live Entertainment Schedule:
SATURDAY MARCH 24
10:30am - 11:00am Young MacDonald (Fiddle Duo)
11:15am - 12:15pm Red Clay Trio (Jazz)
12:30pm - 1:00pm Southern Comfort Band (Bluegrass)
1:15pm - 1:45pm Cameron Hood (Pop/Folk Singer-Songwriter)
2:00pm - 2:30pm Doc Rolland and the Mountain View Fiddlers (American Fiddle Ensemble)
2:45pm - 3:15pm Lauren Lawson (Pop Singer-Songwriter)
3:30pm - 4:30pm Maxx Staxx (Classic Rock / Blues)
SUNDAY MARCH 25
10:30am - 11:15am Squirrelly Dan & the Cat Mountain Rounders (Old-Time Fiddle)
11:30am - 12:15pm Second Wind (Classic Rock)
12:30pm - 1:00pm Freddy Parish (Country/Old-Time)
1:15pm - 1:45pm Kids Unlimited (Dance)
2:00pm - 2:30pm Arizona Balalaika Orchestra (Russian Folk Music)
2:45pm - 3:30pm Dust Devils (Bluegrass)
Both days will feature a full lineup of family fun, including photo-op with Easter Bunny, basket weaving, face painting, paper flower making, kids' flower planting experience, jumping castles and other art experiences.
A variety of food will be available for attendees, including The Culinary Graduate,
Smokin' Oak Meat Co, Jozarelli's Italian Street Food, Kettlicious, Hogg Doggs, Fiesta Filipina, The Sweet Dough Co, and Jackie's Food Court.
There is no cost to attend the event.
Spring Festival of the Arts
When: Saturday, March 24, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday March 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Cost: Free Admission
Phone: (520) 797-3959
Note to Media: Photos Available
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to promote engagement in arts and culture, helping 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.