We are just two weeks away from the 2016 Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts, an event that will fill the Tempe Mill Ave District with art, food, wine, beer and non-stop entertainment for three consecutive days.
This artist-driven extravaganza will take over the vibrant streets of downtown Tempe (3rd Street to University), from 10:00am to 5:30pm on April 8th through April 10th. Approximately 400 artisans from all over North America will travel to Tempe to showcase their works and sell unique pieces. What makes the event even more special is that attendees have the unique opportunity to connect with artists who will be on-site to mingle and discuss their craft. Think of this as a one-of-a-kind chance to connect with the community while shopping for handmade products.
This bi-annual, award-winning festival regularly draws as many as 225,000 guests looking to procure one-of- a-kind art pieces, jewelry, and décor all while enjoying live music and entertainment from acclaimed musicians and performers. There will be blues, jazz and bluegrass musicians, Brazilian dancers and Aerial Acts performing live across three different stages; mesmerizing attendees throughout the weekend.
But art isn't the only reason to attend this spectacular event. Festival goers can also enjoy delicious food while strolling through Tempe's open-air downtown. A food court of local restaurants along with a designated area of gourmet food trucks will be available to provide unique eats for festival attendees. Dining options will include: The Grilled Cheese Truck, The Main Lobster Lady, Santa Lucia and Blue Banjo BBQ to name a few. Downtown Tempe restaurants, cafes and bars will also be ready to serve event attendees by offering special menus of quick food and drink options.
Wine lovers rejoice, the Tempe Festival of the Arts also includes the Arizona Wine Festival. During the event wine from eight of Arizona’s best wineries will be available for tastings and winery partners will be on hand to serve & sell their varietals by the bottle or case. If you are a wine drinker this is not to be missed.
Don't worry beer drinkers, in the spirit of creativity, The Tempe Festival of The Arts will also be showcasing the best of the microbrewery craft in Arizona, at the Art of Beer. Like the Art of Wine, admission is free with a minimal cost for tastings.
For a complete list of artists, performers and food vendors you can visit: http://www.tempefestivalofthearts.com/ To kick things off I am partnering with Downtown Tempe and will be giving away two $25 & two $50 gift cards good for dining, entertainment and shopping at over 70 retailers in the area.
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