On November 2, 2013, the Phoenix public is invited to attend the 2013 Deaf Festival to be held at the Virginia G. piper Sports and Fitness Center. The festival is designed to promote awareness of the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind and to educate the general public in a fun environment.
The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Piper Sports and Fitness Center, a gorgeous facility with a mission "to provide exceptional adaptive sports, recreation, aquatic and fitness programs that promote the independence, health and overall well being of people with disabilities and their family members."
The day will be filled with fun activities. Children's programs include balloons, crafts, clowns, face painting, games and storytellers. There will be theatre productions, stories, poetry, seminars and workshops. In addition, a number of deaf artists will showcase their works, including art, hand-beaded jewelry, metal work, painting and other jewelry items. A number of local exhibitors will also showcase their services and equipment for the deaf community.
The free event is co-sponsored by the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACOHH) and telecommunications provider Arizona Relay Service.
You can find the Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center at 5031 E Washington Street in Phoenix, just off the 202 and Hwy 143.