Thursday, December 8

Fall festival comes to Scottsdale with gift ideas, entertainment, art

Artisan creations and gift items will be for sale next month at the Art on the Boardwalk fall festival by Sundance Creek Promotions.

Hosted at the Arizona Boardwalk, 9500 E. Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, the outdoor festival will celebrate the fall season at the Talking Stick entertainment district from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, to Sunday, Nov. 6, with free admission and parking.

In time for the holidays, Art on the Boardwalk will feature  local and regional artisans exhibiting fine arts, crafts, home décor and specialty gift items within the  Arizona Boardwalk’s center courtyard, according to a press release.

Guests will enjoy live musical entertainment on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. by The Chacons, a brother and sister duo playing pop and classic rock songs with a soulful, jazz vibe.

Children may create their own work of art and enter a  coloring contest.

Meet princess characters Ariel and Elsa along with the future-seeing Bruno Madrigal from Timeless Enchantments Arizona, a nonprofit. Ariel, Bruno and Elsa will take pictures with guests from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The first 50 adults will receive a free tote bag on Friday morning at show opening when they come to the Sundance Creek Promotions booth.

Budding artists from Salt River Elementary will display their  interpretations of Pablo Picasso in the student art exhibit. Attendees can vote on their favorite to help the top three student artists win a prize.

“Art on the Boardwalk offers the perfect place to find a dazzling array of art and specialty gift items by masterful local artists and vendors. The one-of-a-kind items will impress everyone on your shopping list,” said Dina Giovale, event producer, Sundance Creek Promotions. “Don’t forget to ask artisans about customizations and special commission items to get the perfect size, shape or color for yourself or your home.”

The Arizona Boardwalk features several Valley attractions, including OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland and Pangaea: Land of Dinosaurs, in addition to multiple dining, shopping and amusement venues.

For more information or to become an exhibitor, visit or call 480-297-1179.

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