Herberger Theater hosts 6th annual Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

The sixth annual Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts returns to downtown Phoenix 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Herberger Theater Center Plaza, 222 E. Monroe Street.

It is a is a diverse, family-friendly event that celebrates the arts and our community with live music, theater and dance performances, children’s activities, food, film shorts, pet adoptions, and more.

Admission is $5, free for children 12 and under and active military/veterans (with id). Guests park free at Arizona Center on event day.

Live music and performances, including hula and steel drum, are scheduled on the outdoor stage. Theater and dance performances on Center Stage and Stage West include American tribal style belly dance, ballet, ballroom and Latin, choral, contemporary dance, Flamenco, hand bell ringers, Mexican folk dance, and more.

New this year, film shorts by University of Advancing Technology (Tempe) filmmakers: Paul DeNigris, Jordan Wippell, Nick Francia, Gwyneth Christoffel, Darien Marion; and Squishy Studios, Nathan Blackwell Miguel Gonzalez, 220-productions and Jenny Pond will run all day in the Kax Stage.

The Children’s Activity Area encourages children of all ages to experience a variety of arts and learning craft projects and activities presented by Arizona Science Center, The Bergamot Institute, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, i.d.e.a. Museum, Music Together and Parenting Arizona.

Face painting is courtesy of the APS Volunteer Clown Troupe.

For event details, including performance schedule, visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit the Herberger Theater’s Youth Outreach Programs.

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