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Dear Friends, we lovingly invite you to HE
ARTS for ARIZONA, a 24-hour virtual telethon featuring live performances, appearances by artists, chefs, celebrities, business owners, and politicians statewide.
Arizona Citizens for the Arts believe that ART is the heart of humanity. Right now, hearts across the globe are heavy and weary, yet still full of love, compassion and a longing for connection. There will be live music performances by: Robin Vining from , Joey Burns of Jimmy Eat World members of Calexico, Canyon Records recording artist Phoenix Afro Beat Orchestra, Aaron White, David Rhodes of DJ MEGA RAN, Dune Sea Crew. and a guitar lesson from Big Finish, SOUNDS Academy, Lead Guitar A glimpse into the real time creation of visual art from: , Fortoul Brothers , and Lia Littlewood from the Faith Christiansen Smeets Littlewood Fine Art & Community Co-op Discussions with: World renown Chef , Chris Bianco , Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego , and Douglas Mayor Robert Uribe Congressman Greg Stanton Virtual Visits to: , Motor Palace Mercantile , and La Posada in Winslow; Winslow Arts Council record store, Stinkweeds , and Practical Art in Phoenix. Be Kind People Project Also scheduled is Saturday brunch and cocktails with Lisa Kiorkis of live floral arrangement instruction from Seven Spice Life, , poetry reading from Botanist and the Bees , a behind the scenes tour of the Phoenix’s Poet Laureate Rose Marie Dombrowski , sonnet writing lesson with Dawn Tucker from Desert Botanical Garden , Yoga class with Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival Jennifer Miles There will be children’s activities too – book reading, art, puppet shows and more – stay tuned! We hope you will open your hearts and join us on Friday. PS there is still time to be part of the live-streaming presentations, demonstrations and performances. Please contact Program Manager Sarah Cirelli at SarahCirelli@azcitizensforthearts.org or by cellphone at 210-620-0836. Sending Love, Joseph, Sarah & Yurika