The streets of downtown Carefree will close to make room for the Annual Sonoran Arts Festival. Enjoy three days of amazing art, lively musical performances, and irresistible culinary decadence, all amidst the unrivaled beauty of the Carefree Desert Gardens.
Discover the region’s most accomplished fine artists and craftsmen, exhibiting thousands of original works, including, paintings, copper relief, bronze and stone sculptures, paper art, glass, ceramics, mixed media, photography, exquisite hand-crafted jewelry, and more.
The Sonoran Arts Festival remains one of the most highly anticipated art venues of the season said Candy Vermillion, event organizer. Sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League and produced in partnership with Vermillion Promotions, this popular outdoor Festival attracts friends and followers from across the Country. The high standards for acceptance into this event, offers collector-quality art work in a wide variety of subject matter, media and artistic styles.
Since 1976 the Sonoran Art League has been bringing Art and Culture to the high sonoran desert communities of Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale. Today, the Arts League is a vital contributor to the cultural life in the Foothills, a strong supporter of local schools, and a focal point for artists and art patrons. Their signature events include the Hidden in the Hills (HITH) studio tour, the Valley’s largest six-day studio tour for art enthusiasts, patrons and serious collectors.
Festival highlights include artist demonstrations, emerging artist showcase, and an exciting line-up of entertainment, gourmet foods and a stroll through the majestic Carefree Desert Gardens.
Amidst the shadows of the giant Saguaros you will discover a thriving arts community sprinkled with art galleries, boutiques, and an eclectic array of specialty shops and fine restaurants, ranking Carefree as one of the most vibrant arts and entertainment destinations in Arizona.
And as the sunset turns the sky to rich shades of pink, red and gold, you’ll be reminded why this event has become a “must attend” on every art lovers’ calendar.
Location: 100 Easy Street, Carefree AZ
Dates: March 21-23
Event Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission