Scottsdale Family Artsfest at SkySong 2024

This Community Event Celebrates Visual, Performing Arts Created by Scottsdale K-12 Students

Friday, March 22, 2024, 5 to 9 p.m. 

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Scottsdale Family ArtsFest at SkySong will be held on March 22 and 23 at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center in south Scottsdale. The event is a partnership between Arizona State University, the Scottsdale Unified School District, Scottsdale Arts, the City of Scottsdale, and the SkySong development team.

Scottsdale Family ArtsFest at SkySong will be a free, two-day festival of creativity that includes performances, interactive demonstrations, creative interventions, and culinary delights from local food trucks throughout the SkySong campus.

Over the course of the event, attendees will experience performances and art exhibitions delivered by Scottsdale Unified School District students, family-friendly arts activities presented by Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation, and interactive demonstrations from City of Scottsdale departments.

What can I do/see/eat?

Main Stage
Relax under the iconic SkySong tent and enjoy performances throughout the event by SUSD choirs, bands, and orchestras. Festivities kick off on Friday, March 22 at 5 p.m. with a welcome by SUSD Superintendent Dr. Scott Menzel, and President & CEO of Scottsdale Arts Dr. Gerd Wuestemann.

Art Exhibitions, 1951@SkySong, SkySong Building 1 

See artworks created by over 1,000 SUSD elementary, middle, and high school students.  

Arts Zone Activities 

Participate in free artmaking activities delivered by Arizona-based artists. 

Café Stage 

Grab a snack and enjoy performances throughout the event by SUSD student choirs and orchestras.  

Community Café 

Meet our City of Scottsdale partners! Play games in the park with Parks & Recreation, become an environmental steward with Solid Waste, and be a literary champion with the Library Services team.  

Alli Ortega Empty Bowls Sale, Lobby, SkySong 1 

Scottsdale Community Partners (SCP) will be holding their annual Alli Ortega Empty Bowls Fundraiser in the lobby entrance of the event in SkySong Building 1. There will be bowls crafted by SUSD students and the Scottsdale community available for purchase, in addition to an online auction featuring class bowls, art, and various goods donated by the community. Funds raised will support all SCP programs, in partnership with City of Scottsdale Human Services, such as the Vista del Camino Food Bank, Back-to-School, and Healthy Packs weekend food program for SUSD students.

There will be food trucks and more to come!

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