46th Annual Litchfield Park Festival of Arts
November 5 & 6, 2016 ~ Downtown Litchfield Park, AZ
Details & Info:
- Event Hours: 9am - 5pm
- Free Admission and Free Parking
- Festival Information: 623-734-6526
- Location & Directions
- Accomodations: The Wigwam
- Host City Website: Litchfield Park, AZ
Artists & Vendors:
The award winning Litchfield Park Festival of Arts, now in its 46th year, rates as one of the oldest and most popular festivals in the Southwest. For two glorious days this historic resort community is transformed into a vibrant street scene filled with colorful art, lively music and irresistible aromas.
Long known for the high quality of craftsmanship, beautiful landscapes, and laidback ambiance, the Festival attracts thousands of visitors, tourists, and art enthusiast from across the country. Featuring over 250 fine artists and craftsmen exhibiting a wide selection of original arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative, and contemporary to Native American, there is sure to be something for everyone.
While meandering through the artisanís village, festival-goers will be tempted to indulge in the mouth-watering displays offered at many at the confectionary booths, wine tasting, and festival eateries.
For those that enjoy fine dining, there are several charming sidewalk cafes sprinkled amidst the tree-lined walkways and lush garden landscape.
When making plans to visit the Southwest Valley, you may want to consider a stay at The Wigwam. This historic landmark offers an opulent get-away and a place to experience real southwestern warmth, authenticity and charm. With pueblo-style adobe architecture and rustic decor, you will feel as if youíve travelled back a century in time. (Use ArtFest code for special Festival rate)
Yellow Bird Dancers
Yellow Bird Productions is a professional entertainment company providing, unique and authentic Native American song and dance presentations, including interactive activities. We are an Apache family of experienced professionals who have successfully entertained groups of all sizes, ranging from 12 to 3,000 through out the world. Representing the essence of American Indian culture "The Family".
Bluesman Mike Andersen and the Blues Review Band
"The Blues Review Band was formed out of Bluesman Mike's passion for the Blues. In the Year 2007 he decided to go back to his roots by spending his birthday gift on a bass guitar and soon started jamming with co-founder Doug Hill,and started performing all over the Phoenix area.The Band was re-formed, now Bluesman Mike & The Blues Review Band has there 1st CD out " Blues for The Road" w/ hit single "I Love Money" written by Bluesman Mike. Members are Bluesman Mike on Bass , Vocals ,& Harp, Sugar Bear,on Lead Guitar & Vocals, Bobby Nealy ,on Keyboards, and Steve Loecher on Drums....We Do The Blues ....Look for us"
See more details at reverbnation.com.
Inka Gold continues to perform the traditional music of their grand fathers while using traditional instruments to create and perform contemporary pieces. Inka Gold has been performing across the United States since 1998.
Hundreds of years ago a tradition began amongst the ancient Incan people. An elaborate musical tradition which mimicked the roaring winds and sounds of the great Andes Mountains. Instruments made of raw bamboo and clay were created in order to convey the heart felt sentiments of the Incan people. Today in this new millennium Inka Gold continues the traditions created by their ancestors centuries ago.
Tony Duncan - Hoop Dancer
Tony Duncan (Apache, Arikara and Hidatsa) has performed for audiences worldwide including performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Smithsonian Museum, The Billboard Music Awards, The Tonight Show, and The White House. Duncan is the current 2013-14 Native American Music Awards ARTIST OF THE YEAR. As a flute player he is currently signed to the largest Native American music label Canyon Records. Read more at Tony Duncans biography.
Duncan is a recording artist and five-time World Champion Hoop Dancer.TOnyDuncanProductions.com
Estun-Bah (pictured right) has gained quick national recognition as a leading musical ensemble. Along with performing at various schools, festivals, art markets and corporate events, Estun-bah has accomplish the following. Performed for United States First Lady Laura Bush, Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, Washington DC. Performed at the National Museum Of The American Indian - Washington DC, Indian Market - Santa Fe, NM., Heard Museum Fair and Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow, Albuquerque, NM.
The word "Estun-Bah" is an Apache word meaning "For the Woman." The Native American flute was traditionally used as a courting instrument. A man would play the most beautiful song on his flute before approaching a woman to show his honor and respect for the woman.
More information at estunbahmusic.com