• SMoCA is free all weekend with festival admission.

  • Our giant games garden is back offering Jenga, Connect 4, Checkers, Bag Toss and Yard Dice.

  • Be sure to visit the Arizona Coyotes interactive exhibit located near the LOVE sculpture.

  • Check out Los Trompos: we will have 6 of the brightly colored, interactive “spinning-top” sculptures created by award-winning Mexican artists and designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena on the festival grounds.

Photo by Sean Deckert

Photo by Sean Deckert


Would you like to be an artist, or are you curious about how an artist works? Visit the Community Art Studio and meet local artists to watch them paint, sculpt, weave and draw. Explore a studio space, and participate in art projects that use a variety of materials. Projects include a community mural, a community fiber art installation, jewelry making, paper hat making and much more! Enjoyable, creative and relaxing activities for all ages.

Children and families can interact with entertainer Patti Hannon as she leads them down the path to creativity! Come and take a spin on the colorful Los Trompos! Join us on Saturday and Sunday for face painting and dance performances by children from Dance Theater West!

We are proud to partner with the following quality organizations: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Dance Theater West, Free Arts of Arizona, PeaceKids, Rachel’s Young at Art Studio, and Scottsdale Artist’s School.


Get your Festival experience off on the right foot with Scottsdale Public Art’s guided walking tour of Old Town Scottsdale. Led by Scottsdale Public Art Director Donna Isaac and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Wendy Raisanen, the tour starts at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, and features more than a dozen works of art, from Robert Indiana’s world-famous LOVE sculpture to Ed Mell’s dramatic Jack Knife. The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and covers about 3/4 of a mile. Limited to 20 participants. More details to come.