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Carefree Fine Art Festival opening Nov. 28

Staff Report~ 11/19/2014

CAREFREE – Magic Bird Festivals is presenting the third annual Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival, at the Carefree Desert Gardens, Friday, Nov. 28 – Sunday, Nov. 30.

The festival features more than 100 fine arts exhibits, plus live music and dance performances throughout the event, including nationally-renowned Native American Hoop Dancer Brian Hammill. Featured artists include fine jeweler Paz Ehecatl, Navajo stone sculptor Larry Yazzie, and mixed media artist Philonese. Entertainers Dakota Kid, Johnny Martini, The New Deal Trio, and the Desert Cactus Kickers will also be at the festival.

The food court at the event includes a variety of regional favorites, as well as food truck fare. Adult beverages are available at a variety of restaurants that border the venue.

The festival is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For information, call 480-488-2014 or visit www.magicbirdfestivals.com. The Carefree Desert Gardens is located at 101 Easy St., in downtown Carefree.