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SAACA Fall & Winter Events

September 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - April 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm MST

The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance is proud to announce our extended Fall, Winter, and Spring major Arts and Cultural outdoor celebrations for Fall-Spring. Find details, dates, opportunities, and application launch dates for participation, and more!
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts. SAACA strengthens the bonds between people, place and purpose through collaborative, arts-driven experiences.
Southern Arizona has long served as a hub for arts and culture. Despite the deep profusion of talent, our creative community has found difficulties in making a living from their work as well as sharing it with the community. We created SAACA to address these needs by cultivating programming that puts a spotlight on our local creatives and celebrates our unique culture, while providing direct opportunities for artists to make and sell their work.
SAHUARITA ROCK AND ROLL
Sahuarita Rock and Roll
Quail Creek – Veterans Municipal Park
1905 N. Old Nogales Hwy, Sahuarita, AZ 85614​
September 11, 2021
​Join the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the Town of Sahuarita for a community celebration of music, arts, and classic cars.
Free Admission
​The event will feature
  • Art Activity Stations
  • Classic Cars
  • Live Artist Demonstrations
  • Food Trucks
  • Live Rock and Roll Music
ORO VALLEY FALL ARTISAN MARKET
Oro Valley Fall Artisan Market
Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
October 2 & 3, 2021
The 2-day outdoor artisan market in Oro Valley showcases some of the Southwest’s finest artisans in fashion, food, home goods, painting, and visual arts. In addition, pop-up music performances and food trucks will be onsite for attendees to enjoy. The event will feature a reduced capacity of 60 artisans and five food vendors. The curated arts and crafts market celebrates the ingenuity of independently owned, small businesses and artists who channel their passions into creating one-of-a-kind handcrafted products.
All artist and vendor space full.
SKY ISLANDS FALL ARTISAN MARKET
Sky Islands Fall Artisan Market
(Formerly the Patagonia Fall Festival)
Patagonia Town Park, 325 McKeown Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624​
October 9 & 10, 2021
The 2021 event will take on a new feel in the community of Patagonia, AZ, with a reduced capacity and focus on supporting the entire Sky Islands communities. In light of the tremendous toll the pandemic has caused in communities throughout the State, the Sky Islands Tourism Association has decided to introduce the Sky Islands Artisan Market.
​The event will focus on tourism to the Sky Islands region and introduce programming to support the small businesses, wineries, and regional experiences that only Patagonia, Sonoita & Elgin can offer. The weekend will feature the main event located at Patagonia Town Park, featuring up to 100 artisans, food vendors, and exhibitors, live music, entertainment, and picnic fun. Additional programming is designed to support businesses throughout the weekend. We encourage the community to visit the artisan market and take part in visiting local wineries, shops, outdoor spaces, and restaurants.
ARTIST SPACE FULL
POP ART IN UNEXPECTED PLACES FESTIVAL
POP: Art in Unexpected Places Festival
Kierland Commons, Kierland Boulevard, 15205 N Kierland Blvd Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
November 6 & 7, 2021
A series of interactive arts experiences – spanning live art, music, philanthropy, culinary, wellness and more will kick off the holiday season as part of the fifth-annual Kierland POP experience in Scottsdale. The festival traditionally brings over 15,000 visitors to the center throughout the weekend to experience arts and culture. Browse and shop from up to forty local artists, creators, and makers selling a variety of beautiful handmade creations. Whether you’re shopping for the holidays or looking to treat yourself to something unique, these artists are sure to have something you’ll love!
ARTIST APPLICATION DOWNLOAD HERE
This festival does not provide space for nonprofit, non-artisan or food truck vendors.
SAHUARITA CHALK ART FESTIVAL
Sahuarita Chalk Art Festival
Sahuarita Lake Park
15466 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
November 13, 2021
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the Town of Sahuarita are inviting artists to hit the pavement, with chalk that is. In one day, an amazing collection of chalk artists will bring the park pavement to colorful life in the third annual Sahuarita Chalk Art Festival. Attendees can watch professional artists create stunning murals in a variety of themes throughout the community, or grab a piece of chalk and make their own colorful addition.
SAACA supports this unique arts approach to expand opportunities for local artists to exhibit, develop and showcase their craft in the community, while giving youth and emerging artists the opportunity to participate in the arts in this creative and interactive way.  We believe that an investment in the arts and creativity, is an investment in your communities cultural assets and place.
ARTIST APPLICATION DOWNLOAD HERE
COMMUNITY MURAL CONTEST REGISTRATION HERE
LA ENCANTADA FINE ART MARKET
La Encantada Fine Art Market
La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718
November 20 & 21, 2021
From metalwork to locally-designed fashion, the open-air La Encantada Fine Art Market is an opportunity to support local artisans and fine art crafters while strolling the lush and ever-blooming garden walkways of the outdoor La Encantada Shopping Center. Artists are among the hardest hit during the pandemic. We invite the community to come out to support their work and be inspired by their creativity in a safe and socially distanced atmosphere and a kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
ARTIST SPACE IS SOLD OUT
This festival does not provide space for nonprofit, non-artisan and food vendors.
ORO VALLEY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS & HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
Oro Valley Festival of the Arts & Holiday Tree Lighting
Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
December 4 & 5, 2021
The Oro Valley Festival of the Arts and Holiday Tree Lighting is a two-day Festival that adds vibrancy to Oro Valley by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to celebrate the arts alongside a meaningful celebration to welcome the Holidays. The mission of the Festival of the Arts is to connect art and the community by presenting an annual arts festival and by promoting the arts in the Southern Arizona community.
In 2021, the event will feature a reduced capacity of artists, featuring space for up to 120 exhibitors, artists, and food vendors. The event will maintain vibrancy by featuring student performances, Tuba Christmas performances, free children’s activities, and a modified community gathering around the Holiday tree for a unique tree lighting experience. More details will be announced in September 2021 as to the event details and activations.
ARTIST SPACE FULL
LA ENCANTADA WINTER FINE ART MARKET
La Encantada Fine Art Market
La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718
January 29 & 30, 2022
From metalwork to locally-designed fashion, the open-air La Encantada Fine Art Market is an opportunity to support local artisans and fine art crafters while strolling the lush and ever-blooming garden walkways of the outdoor La Encantada Shopping Center. Artists are among the hardest hit during the pandemic. We invite the community to come out to support their work and be inspired by their creativity in a safe and socially distanced atmosphere and a kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
This festival does not provide space for nonprofit, non-artisan and food vendors.
CRUISE, BBQ & BLUES FESTIVAL
Cruise, BBQ & Blues Festival
Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
February 19, 2022
Blending science, mechanics and design is an innovative art form in its own right. Car design is a ubiquitous but often overlooked art form which SAACA brings to light through our annual Classic Car Show.
The event invites thousands of people out to rev up the weekend with live oldies music, kids’ activities and great food. With over 30 different classes of auto awards given in Best of Show, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Engine and People’s Choice.
The one day event will feature live Blues music on the main stage, classic BBQ on the grill, and an endless supply of everything we have come to love about fast cars and classic auto!
All monies raised at the event will go directly to support SAACA’s community arts and cultural outreach programs throughout the State.
SAHUARITA CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL
Sahuarita Creative Arts Festival
Sahuarita Town Hall Municipal Complex
375 W. Sahuarita Center Way
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
March 12 & 13, 2022
The Sahuarita Creative Arts Market adds vibrancy to Sahuarita by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to experience the visual arts and support local artists. This market features up to 45 juried artists and exhibitors in all mediums and special socially distanced art experiences. ​ Two food trucks will be onsite throughout the weekend.
The Sahuarita Creative Arts Festival supports a goal to build community through arts programming, creating a space for a large number of artisans to exhibit and sell their work in a supportive and professional environment. The festival impacts tourism and economic development in Sahuarita, supporting businesses, artisans and the community.
ORO VALLEY SPRING FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Oro Valley Spring
Festival of the Arts
Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
March 26 & 27, 2022
The 2-day outdoor artisan market in Oro Valley showcases some of the Southwest’s finest artisans in fashion, food, home goods, painting, and visual arts. In addition, pop up music performances and food trucks will be onsite for attendees to enjoy.
Our curated arts and crafts market celebrates the ingenuity of independently owned, small businesses and artists who channel their passions into creating one-of-a-kind handcrafted products.
​Shop with the makers themselves – and learn how they make their unique works of art. Support small, local & sustainable!
TUCSON FOLK FESTIVAL
Tucson Folk Festival
Downtown Tucson near Jacome Plaza
101 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
April 2 & 3, 2022
The 37th Annual Tucson Folk Festival is a two-day celebration of American Folk Music traditions and all the wonderful variations, from Bluegrass to Blues, and Mariachi to Zydeco! This family-friendly, free-to-the-public festival is held in some of the most historic sections of Downtown Tucson and features five stages of music, hundreds of performers, an arts and crafts market, family activities, and free music workshops.
The Tucson Folk Festival is produced by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association (TKMA) and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA).
Tucson Folk Festival
Tucson Folk Festival
About the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating, preserving, and advancing the Arts. SAACA strengthens the bonds between people, place, and purpose through collaborative, arts-driven experiences. SAACA (formerly the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council) was created to develop cultivated programming that spotlights local creatives and celebrates unique culture while providing direct opportunities for artists to make and sell their work. To date, SAACA has created over 200,000 arts-driven experiences, from innovative community festivals and cultural celebrations to creative sector development and accessible arts enrichment programs. SAACA continues to grow in footprint and impact while strengthening the bonds between people, place, and purpose.

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September 1 @ 8:00 am MST
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April 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm MST
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