Festival of the Arts in Oro Valley

Every year, the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance's Spring Festival of the Arts draws crowds of excited patrons to the Oro Valley Marketplace.

One of the largest and most captivating arts festivals found anywhere in Southern Arizona is soon to make a return to Oro Valley when the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) hosts the Spring Festival of the Arts this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26.

The free event, which will take place at the Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road, will feature dozens of artists, exhibitors and food vendors – both local and visiting – which collectively offer a sample of the art, culture and cuisine for which the region is well known.

According to SAACA, the festival “supports our creative artist communities, while driving economic development in Oro Valley.  Drawing thousands over the two-day festival to the region, the arts mean business for Oro Valley.”

In addition to craft vendors and artists’ booths, another one of the southwest’s most well known cultural pastimes will be on display at the festival: the rodeo. Strolling performances will make their way through the crowds; including cowboy, western and instrumental performances.  Free children's activities will also be available.

Parking for the free event will be available throughout the marketplace shopping center. SAACA also asks guests to keep the desert climate in mind by bringing water bottles, sunscreen, jackets or even an umbrella if the weather calls for it. Dogs will be permitted if leashed.

For more information on the festival visit the event’s website. Below is a partial list of participating vendors:

  • Adam Hoffman Fine Art Fractals , Digital Art
  • Alaska's Original Shake Up
  • All-a-Glow Jewelry, Jewelry
  • Alllan M Johnson Photography, Photography
  • Alonso se mata Ortiz pottery, Pottery
  • Anita's Angels, Glass
  • Arizona Hat Ladies, Textiles
  • Arizona Warmth Creations, Textiles
  • ArtiSands, Sand Paintings
  • Bella Fiore Custom Designs, Faux Succulents & Cactus
  • Candee's Dandy Designs, Jewelry
  • Carolyn's Mosaic Treasures, Mosaics
  • Carson Rogers Designs, Textiles
  • Cheryl Kabala Studio, Textiles
  • Christine's Jewelry Box, Jewelry
  • Chrystal Canyon Creations, Jewelry
  • Clearwater Creations, Potterly and Sculpture
  • Concrete Crafter, Mixed Media
  • Conscious Creations, Mixed Media and Jewelry
  • Dankworth Metal Art, Metal Work
  • Dave's Fine Gems & Jewelry, Stones and Fossils
  • De Cor, Mixed Media
  • Desert Drums, Leather Drums
  • Desert Mesquite Creations LLC, Wood
  • Designs by Cindi, Glass
  • Dicason Artisans, Pottery and Wood
  • Dreams Enterprises, Metal Work
  • El Fuego Pottery, Pottery
  • Estrella Designs LLC, Jewelry
  • Eye of the Beholder, Painting
  • Firenza Beads & Silver, Jewelry
  • Get Hammered Metal Smith Studio, Jewelry
  • Giftique INTNL/Natural Creations, Jewelry
  • Ginny Wolf Studio, Jewelry
  • Goldfire Ltd., Jewelry
  • Hearth Stone Pottery, Pottery
  • Heartwood Artist, Mixed Media
  • Holey Wood Productions, Wood
  • Indian Creek Opals, Jewelry
  • Joe Fig Enterprise, Mixed Media
  • La Iguana Arts, Ceramics
  • Lera Enterprises, Metal Work
  • Luz-E, Jewelry
  • Lyracism Jewelry, Jewelry
  • Maro Designs USA, Jewelry and Mixed Media

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