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Sonoran Festival of Arts to be held this weekend Event will highlight Sonoran Arts League 40th anniversary

Staff~ 3/18/2015

CAREFREE – The Sonoran Arts League is partnering with Vermillion Promotions March 20-22 to bring three days of art, wine, music, and specialty foods to Easy Street in Carefree.

One of the largest open-air art shows in the Southwest, the 14th Annual Sonoran Festival of Art showcases over 150 local artists alongside those from around the country presenting outstanding artwork in a variety of styles and subject matter.

For three days, Carefree Desert Gardens will transform into a vibrant outdoor gallery with a diverse gathering of artists offering thousands of original works, including oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings on canvas, stone and bronze sculptures, etchings and mixed media. A vast array of pottery, fine photography, exquisite jewelry, wood turned vessels, scratchboard, batiks, and more will also be featured.

Festival highlights for 2015 include wine tasting in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, live musical and dance performances, and local cuisine. Festival attendees can also visit Carefree and Cave Creek’s eclectic and renowned assortment of unique shops, galleries, boutiques, and western saloons.

The free event runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. For information, call (480) 575-6624 or visit www.sonoran or