There’s no doubt the Kierland Commons shopping center is the place to be this fall, as it launches a new outdoor festival for the community. The Kierland Fine Art & Wine Festival will be held at the popular mall on Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October 2022, with the art festival both days from 10am to 5pm and a vineyard from 11am to 6pm and 8:30pm Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
More than 100 artists from around the world will create a unique open-air gallery on the mall’s main street with a collection of original artworks from different cultures and a range of themes and mediums including still life, landscape, portraits, nature and abstract. Original works include bronze, clay, glass, metal, and wood sculptures. Other works include paintings on canvas, mixed media, fiber art, blown glass, handmade jewelry, photography and more. Artists are judged by a panel of industry professionals with a focus on creativity, quality, presentation and uniqueness.
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Those 21 and older will enjoy a vineyard where they can taste wines from 15 of Arizona’s top wineries while strolling along Main Street and listening to the upbeat tunes of live music. Wilcox Wine Country, a southeastern state region affiliated with Arizona Farm Wineries and Vineyards, is hosting the wine aspect of the event. The Willcox area is a leader in Arizona’s wine grape production, growing 74% of the state’s wine grapes. The region is also home to Arizona’s highest rated wines wine spectators Magazine.
On Saturday October 29th, David Ryan Harris will perform a live outdoor concert at the event from 5pm to 7.30pm. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has produced, written and performed with the likes of John Mayer, Dave Matthews, India.Arie, Cassandra Wilson and Guy Sebastian – with whom he co-wrote the RIAA Platinum-certified Battle Scars. David’s independently released album Lightyears features guest appearances from John Mayer, India.Arie and Nikka Costa.
Colton Avery, a Phoenix native singer-songwriter, will also serve as opening act. Colton was discovered by The Script, who brought him to London, where he honed his artistry skills, fusing a British singer-songwriter sound with American pop sensibilities. He performed at popular venues such as The Wiltern, Croke Park and O2 before returning to the United States to focus on songwriting.
Various delicacies will be on offer from a selection of gourmet cottage vendors, local patisseries and trendy food concessions to round out the festival experience. The mall also features 12 chef-led restaurants, sidewalk cafes and upscale retail outlets.
The Kierland Fine Art & Wine Festival is produced by Vermillion Promotions, a premier producer of Arizona’s top-ranked arts festivals, including the #3 nationally ranked Tubac Festival of Art.
IF: Kierland Fine Art & Wine Festival: Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October 2022 at the Kierland Commons shopping centre. Art festival on both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weingarten on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Live outdoor concert by David Ryan Harris on Saturday from 5pm to 7.30pm
WHERE: Main Street of the Kierland Commons Shopping Centre, 15205 N. Kierland Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
COSTS: The arts festival offers free entry and is open to all ages. Those 21 and older can purchase a $30-$35 ticket to enter the vineyard. The ticket price for the vineyard includes a commemorative wine glass and 10 tasting tickets. Proceeds from Weingarten ticket sales benefit Horse’s Help, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that serves people with special needs and vulnerable communities by using horses and people to improve the quality of life.
TICKETS: To purchase Weingarten tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kierland-fine-art-wine-festival-oct-2022-tickets-407104980957?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
WHO: Presented by the Kierland Master Association – in partnership with Kierland Commons, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Vermillion Productions and Willcox Wine Country – Kierland’s Fine Art & Wine Festival will feature fun activities throughout Kierland Commons on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday , October 30, 2022.