Oro Valley’s Cañada Del Oro Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane, was transformed last weekend into a bit of the Montmatre in Paris, Montreux jazz festival and a kid-friendly amusement park as area residents flocked there March 18-20 for the Arts in the Park Fine Art & Jazz Festival.

The festival has garnered national recognition over the years for the quality and variety of artisans and entertainment it has brought to Oro Valley. Now in its 15th year, the event prominently featured another classic art form – jazz. Top musicians from Southern Arizona and beyond took to the main stage. The event also featured a fine-art marketplace, gourmet foods and numerous activities catering to children and their families.

Arts in the Park is part of a series of Oro Valley festivals presented by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. The next is scheduled for Oct. 21-23. For more information, visit www.orovalleyfestival.org.

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