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Easy Street Arts Festival to be held this weekend


CAREFREE – Over 150 juried fine artists will be featured at the Easy Streets Arts Festival in Carefree this weekend. The festival will also include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, and food and wine. Activities run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on March 18-20.

Sculptor Robert Brubaker of Cornville will be among the featured artists. Brubaker’s anthropomorphic characters of animals evoke the feeling of the Old West and have been featured in galleries across California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Also featured are husband and wife artists Cynthia and Ernie Apodaca from Tucson. Cynthia creates sophisticated jewelry designs by fusing precious metals with unusual stones, fossils, and mineral. Over the years, she has become a successful award-winning artist and has exhibited in prestigious, nationally juried shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Ernie’s custom pieces are made by hand and adorned with the finest high quality leather, fabric, and hides, resulting in contemporary stylized functional art with strong ties to both American Indian culture and Western lore.

Live entertainment will be provided by Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band, Inka Gold, and Tony Duncan & Estun-Bah with the Yellow Bird Dancers.

Vermillion Promotions will present the Easy Street Arts Festival. Vermillion is the 2016 recipient of the 2016 Champion of the Arts award and two time recipient of the People’s Choice award, and this festival presenter frequently hosts events in Cave Creek and Carefree.

For more festival details, call (623) 734-6526 or see