Spring Festival of the Arts
March 28 & 29, 2020
Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
There is no cost to attend the art festival. Food vendors will be onsite with food and beverages available for purchase.
Oro Valley Marketplace
12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Oro Valley Marketplace has amassed a brilliant collection of boutiques, national retail anchors, unique eateries and traditional restaurants. For a quick bite, a special occasion, a gallon of milk, or an afternoon of retail therapy, the marketplace delivers.
2019 Entertainment & Activities
SATURDAY MARCH 30
Acoustic Traditions Band Contest
Presented by SAACA and the Desert Bluegrass Association
11 AM – 11:40 AM Southern Comfort Band (Tucson, AZ)
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM Copper Wren (Tucson, AZ)
1:00 PM – 1:40 PM Nick and Luke (Baltimore, MD / New York, NY)
2:00 PM – 2:40 PM Grupo Riken (Tucson, AZ)
3:00 PM – 3:40 PM Fair Black Rose (Chandler, AZ)
4:00 PM Awards Announcement
SUNDAY MARCH 31
10 AM Festival Opens
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tucson Chinese Cultural Center
(Featuring a traditional Lion Dance, Yo-Yo Showcase, and Chinese Fashion Show)
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Saguaro Stompers Clog Dance Company
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lajkonik Polish Dance Group
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Incidental Bluegrass
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Ballet Folklorico Tapatio
2019 Exhibiting Sponsors
2019 Food Vendors
AZ Daily Star
Sogno Toscano Olive Oil Boutique
The Solar Store
Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra
TJ Derton Gallery
Cousins Maine Lobster
Fruit Shack Smoothies & Juice
Jozarelli's Italian Street Food Truck
Kettlelicious Kettle Corn
Mutts Premium Hot Dogs & Sausages
Napa Valley Noodles
Sweet Dough Co.
The Culinary Graduate
2019 Innovation Station Activities
3D Printing with Xerocraft
Get an indepth look at 3D printing with Tucson's local hackerspace & makerspace, Xerocraft. Learn how these incredible machines work and get a chance to make your own small 3D creation now!
Virtual Reality Painting with the University of Arizona Center for Digital Humanities
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 and see your artwork come to life!
Augmented Reality Art Experiences
See digital paintings jump from the page and into reality right on your cell phone or tablet thanks to 2 Kids & A Nightmare. You're also encouraged to learn more about SAACA and our local arts efforts through virtual reality flyers found throughout the festival thanks to the University of Arizona Center for Digital Humanities.
And Even More Activities for the Whole Family!
There will also be arts and crafts activities provided by Lucky Cat Social Art, STEAM inspired projects, inflatable jumping castles, face painting, and balloon animals