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The sixth annual Mesa Music Festival is making a major post-pandemic comeback. After a three-year hiatus, the free-to-the-public, three-day festival returns to downtown Mesa Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15. A truly jam-packed weekend, the event will feature more than 200 performances by local and international artists and offers food and art from local vendors along the block of Main and MacDonald streets. The festival has a freewheeling structure, where attendees can hop from...

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If you’re curious about what’s going on in the local arts community, we curate a monthly list of what’s new and noteworthy, from new exhibits to upcoming shows. Welcome Springtime with the Seasonal Art on the Boardwalk Festival Hosted by Sundance Creek Promotions and located at the Arizona Boardwalk’s outdoor courtyard near OdySea Aquarium and Butterfly Wonderland, Art on the Boardwalk is free and family-friendly. Connect with local artists and shop for fine arts and...

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If you’re curious about what’s going on in the local arts community, we curate a monthly list of what’s new and noteworthy, from new exhibits to upcoming shows. Arizona Bach Festival Returns for 13th Season From woodwind concertos to saxophone sonatas, the Arizona Bach Festival – now in its 13th year – puts a modern twist on the master composer’s music. This year’s festival lineup includes an organist, a chamber orchestra and a quartet of...

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If you’re curious about what’s going on in the local arts community, we curate a monthly list of what’s new and noteworthy, from new exhibits to upcoming shows. Photography Exhibition Candidly Captures Artists and Their Cats A new photo series will be displayed January 7 through January 14 at Abe Zucca Gallery in Phoenix, featuring photographs of local creatives with their beloved feline companions. Aptly named Artists and Cats, the concept features portraits of more...

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Clockwise from top left: Hot AF sticker by Jon Arvizu/High Jinks Apparel; The Choice is Up to You by Suzanne Falk; Punch (A Haiku in Steel) by Joshua Woodhall; North Rim of the Grand Canyon by Art Holeman; Excerpts of Feeling Everything by Eric Cox; Sonic Sculpture by Joe Willie Smith; Twilight by Yuko Yabuki; Archival prints of “Nowadays I Wear My Smile Like a Mask” by Antoinette Cauley; 2/3 from Awakening series by Ashley...

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Tucson’s murals loom large, with many spanning several stories and stretching across entire sides of buildings. Here are a few can’t-miss favorites to look for while exploring Downtown Tucson. Joe Pagac This epic mural sprawls across 4,000 square feet at 534 North Stone Avenue. It shows a cowboy and a woman riding bicycles into blue skies. The woman’s dress billows behind her, morphing into a sunset backdrop for a trio of animal buddies, also riding...

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Let other parts of the country tell rain to go away – in the desert, we welcome it like a dear friend. Cosanti Originals has made our passion for precipitation even more artful with its new rain chains, strands of mosaic-like dalle de verre glass pieces, crystal geodes and fossils, each finished with one of the art colony’s signature bronze windbells. “They have become a sought-after item by our patrons from the first day we...