Arizona: Art in the sunshine

By Phoenix artist Aileen Frick

Long recognized as one of the top arts fairs in America, the Scottsdale Arts Festival is a celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts. This year’s event, marking 45 years, features 175 jury-selected artists from North America, who work in painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography and other media, as well as more than 20 Arizona bands and performers providing continuous entertainment on two stages. During the festival, which runs March 13-15, admission will be free to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.