Festival of the Arts

NOVEMBER 20, 2021


Celebrate the arts in our community! Featuring performances, dance, live music, hands-on activities for kids, vendor market, food, aerials, wine and beer tasting, and more!

Main Outdoor Stage

11:00am - 11:20am – Padma School of Odissi Dance
Dance performance featuring the oldest classical style of India: Odissi. The Odissi style hails from Eastern India from the state of Odisha and dates back to 2nd century BC. The style is most closely linked to temple sculpture and combines swift rhythmical footwork with graceful movements of the upper body.
11:30am - 11:50am – GCU Ethington Dance Ensemble
Two student works presented by Grand Canyon University's Ethington Dance Ensemble. GCU’s Ethington Dance Ensemble (EDE) is the pre-professional dance company in residence at the Ethington Theatre.

12:00pm - 12:20pm – Karen Burns
A storytelling performance. The story of learning and losing the ability to play the piano. This is a brief segment from Karen's upcoming solo performance for Lunch Time Theater, titled An Otherwise Magical Life.

12:30pm - 12:50pm – Fushicho Daiko
Japanese Taiko Drumming: Dynamic group drumming plus audience participation and hands on! Fushicho Daiko strives to share the art form of Japanese Taiko drumming with the people of Phoenix, Arizona, the US southwest and the world.

1:05pm - 1:25pm – Phoenix Boys Choir
Choral performance of fun, uplifting music everyone has missed hearing!

1:40pm - 2:00pm – Grey Matters Productions
Join Larissa Brewington and Grey Matters Productions for a 20-minute performance.

2:10pm - 2:30pm – The Dance Shoppe
Variety Dance - Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Pointe

2:45pm - 3:05pm – Desert Sounds Mariachi
A mariachi performance of grades 6-9.

3:20pm - 3:40pm – Ballet Theatre of Phoenix
Ballet and contemporary dance performances that are both classical repertoire and contemporary works presented by the dancers of Ballet Theatre of Phoenix. A diverse performance that includes the professional program, upper division, and lower division dancers in a variety of pieces that celebrate the dance arts.
3:50pm - 4:10pm – Scottsdale School of Ballet
Ballet/Contemporary Dance performance

4:20pm - 4:40pm – Bricks Dance Studio
Bricks Dance Studio is a children's family friendly dance studio. Enjoy 10-11 routines featuring a variety of dance.

4:50pm - 5:10pm – Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli
Traditional Mexican Folkloric Dance Performance.

5:25pm - 5:50pm – Phoenix Conservatory of Music
Phoenix Conservatory of Music will present music that highlights our singer/songwriters, ensembles, and small groups. Styles may include rock, jazz, folk, and more!

Art Demos

11:00am - 12:00pm – Marie Grove
Abstract Painting

12:15pm - 1:15pm – Teresa Martin
Acrylic Paint Pouring

2:45pm - 3:45pm – Hazel Stone
Watercolor Design

Aerial Performances - Aero Terra Arts

High-end aerial and acrobatic performances.
High-end aerial and acrobatic performances.
High-end aerial and acrobatic performances.
High-end aerial and acrobatic performances.
High-end aerial and acrobatic performances.
High-end aerial and acrobatic performances.
High-end aerial and acrobatic performances.
High-end aerial and acrobatic performances.
High-end aerial and acrobatic performances.
High-end aerial and acrobatic performances.


Purchase your parking pass from the Herberger Theater’s Box Office the day of the event and park at the Arizona Center Parking Garage for only $6.00! Located at 5th Street & Fillmore. You will not need your pass until you leave the garage.


For sponsorship levels and benefits, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399 x105 or email.

Make a donation of $50 or more, and you’ll not only help keep the Festival FREE for all, but you’ll also receive:

  • Limited-edition Festival T-shirt (mailed to you!)
  • Recognition in Festival program

Thank you to our 2021 Festival of the Arts Sponsors!