March 23- Art Day: Saturday in the Park

Saturday 3.23.2013 @ 10:00am | ImagesAZ | Community

Venue: Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th Street in Scottsdale


Picture Art Day: Saturday in the Park as pointillist painter Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon re-imagined by local artists and Cave Creek Unified School District students and faculty.


The Second Annual Education & Community Services (ECS) Art Day is not an ordinary day in an ordinary park. It is an art-tastic day of art, music, dance, theater, storytelling, shopping and food at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th Street in Scottsdale, Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


“Art Day is a fun way for our students, teachers and artists to showcase the visual and performing arts within the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD),” said event organizer Elaine Adrian, ECS Specialist. “It is also a way of raising money for the arts. Proceeds go to participating school clubs with a portion going to the Fine Arts Center Refurbishing Fund.”


There will be art exhibits by CSHS Alumni, CCUSD teachers and staff, which provide an opportunity to enjoy and purchase some really good arts and crafts by professional artists.

A variety of interesting activities created by school clubs will keep the kids busy and happy, and there will be entertainment and food booths. It’s a great way to show support for the students and staff of CCUSD.


“There is so much more going on this year,” enthused Adrian. “For example, we’re looking forward to a performance by Horseshoe Trails’ Musicfest Strummers, and we’ll be exhibiting works and art by the winners of the children’s book writing contest from all five ECS kid’s clubs.”


One of the special attractions will be storytelling. This year, one of the esteemed school principals will read a classic children’s book while the other principals act it out. This is always wilder than it sounds. Everywhere you look will be activities, color, and fun. Make a point of putting Art Day on your calendar!