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Arizona Sage Art Market: Event offers ‘Main Street’ shopping experience

By Annika Tomlin The Arizona Sage Art Market will bring together 30 artists from various mediums during its sixth annual event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 30. Admission to the market at...
Waste Management Phoenix Open

Bringing the Fun: Phoenix Open aims to bring the energy with less fans

By Nicholas Barker The Waste Management Phoenix Open’s enormous crowds, the thunderous cheers and the countless festivities will have to wait another year due to the rapidly spreading COVID-19. The event will welcome a limited...

‘An Island of Art’: Artists share their passion under the white tents

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Ans Taylor paints, she finds her happy space. It’s relaxing, and it allows her to share her passion with the Arizona landscape. “I can paint for hours, and I can lose myself...

Sip. Savor. Dine.: Culinary experiences benefit Ryan House

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Ryan House put its annual fundraiser, the White Christmas Gala, on the backburner due to COVID-19, the staff cooked up a new event—Sip. Savor. Dine. Culinary Experiences. Through the end of January,...

‘Demonstrate…and Donuts’: Gold Palette ArtWalk makes a sweet 2021 debut

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The 100 Club of Arizona, a nonprofit that provides assistance to public safety officers and their families, will be the beneficiary of the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Gold Palette ArtWalk. Themed “Demonstrate…and Donuts,” the...

Keeping ‘The Nutcracker’ Alive: The English Rose Tea Room serves visions of Sugar Plum...

By Jacqueline Robledo For many people, seeing “The Nutcracker” ballet in a theater is a holiday tradition. The COVID-19 pandemic is making that a little difficult this year. But Jo Gemmill is doing something about it....

Play Ball!: Salt River Fields hosts children’s batting academy

By Morgan Cole Kids can learn how to hit like Trevor Story or Charlie Blackmon in the Colorado Rockies’ batting cages as part of the Salt River Fields’ Baseball Academy. The hitting clinic is November 27,...

Shimmering with Hope: Sandy Pendleton’s contemporary glass art shines

By Sue Kern-Fleischer At a time when many arts and entertainment events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour, Hidden in the Hills, is happening Friday, November...

Starving Artists, Artists Starving to Know: Kierland POP festival returns to North Scottsdale

By Andrew Checchia Timeliness. Though evocative on its own, the word has grown deeply nuanced throughout a pandemic defined by a collective sense of bad timing. There could never be a “good time” for a global...

Championship Series: NASCAR speeds into Avondale—with restrictions

By Nicholas Barker Nearly 55 years after becoming an official racetrack, Phoenix Raceway will host the NASCAR championship series from November 6 to November 8. Obviously, things have changed quite drastically, and the experience for fans...

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