ArtFest of Fifth Avenue

Fall is finally here, and with it comes some of the most anticipated things to do in Arizona. This fall is no exception, and ArtFest of Fifth Avenue is here to bring its treasure trove of art, culture, food, people, and new experiences to enjoy.

This event takes place October 19-21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and the Arts District of downtown Scottsdale will absolutely come alive with activity during this wonderful celebration. Beautifully designed storefronts, decorated fountains, art galleries and winding streets present a stunning backdrop for the festivities. Wine bars, high-end boutiques, and a magnificent atmosphere are just the start of this experience.

Featuring over 100 local and independent artists, ArtFest of Fifth Avenue is an adventure for everyone, waiting for you to find your heart’s desire among the displays presented by incredibly gifted artisans. If you can’t find something you love here, you are simply not looking hard enough! Some of the offerings you can see at this three day gala of beauty are jewelry, paintings, mixed media pieces, wood creations, glass works, and breath taking photography. Just in time for holiday shopping, ArtFest of Fifth Avenue allows you to check off your list while spending dollars that benefit your local community.

If you are wondering about things to do in Arizona for foodies, they are not left wanting at this event. In addition to the fabulous restaurants that call Scottsdale’s Art District home, a plethora of food vendors will be on hand to delight your culinary senses as well as your sense of adventure. Many varieties of fare will be available and this is a great opportunity to try new dishes. Bring your appetite!

The entertainment planned for ArtFest of Fifth Avenue will not fail to thrill, with exhilarating performances by local musicians Grady Soine, Alan Conquest, H.D. Moss, and Scott Dooley. Enjoy fine piano compositions, acoustic guitar, and more while you wander through the artists’ works.

The superb location of ArtFest of Fifth Avenue is in close proximity to fantastic luxury hotels, casinos, and nightlife. Enjoy the festivities during the day and stay to watch the city light up when the sun goes down. For those living in Scottsdale, this event will put you back in touch with the art, culture, and community that makes this area so special.

This long-standing tradition has been organized by Frank Maguire & Associates for the majority of the past three decades and this year’s festival promises to be even more spectacular than past events. ArtFest of Fifth Avenue should be considered one of the premiere things to do in Arizona.