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A mural for the ages

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Established and emerging artists will work alongside community members on the Phoenix Art Festival’s community mural. Above, artwork by some of the artists participating in the mural painting or as art vendors include (clockwise from top right): “Transposition,” by Rafael Navarro; “El Domingo,” by Armando-Adrian Lopez; “Cuervo in the Desert,” by Martin Moreno; a young muralist in the making; a work in progress by Lalo Cota; “La Máscara,” by Monica Crespo; and “Frida Dorada,” by Gennaro García

Our friends at the Phoenix Center for the Arts are revving up for the inaugural Phoenix Festival of the Arts, the municipality’s first signature arts festival. The free, family-friendly, three-day arts extravaganza will take place in the heart of downtown Phoenix at Margaret Hance Park, December 7–9, 2012.  

As of press time, over 80 local artists had signed up to participate in a collective, community mural; all are invited to join-in, pick up a brush and contribute to the “mural of the ages” – no experience required. Visitors can also enjoy live performances, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and beer and wine gardens. 

Hance Park is located at 1202 N. 3rd Street. Festival hours: December 7, 2–9 p.m.; December 8, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; December 9, 10 a.m– 5 p.m. 

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