Arizona Arts & Culture News: A summary of the leading media stories about the state’s arts and culture community

March 4, 2022

By brianpowell

Top Native artists are showing in Phoenix this weekend. Here’s how to see their best work / Arizona Republic

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is back in person. Considered to be one of the largest Indigenous art markets in the world, the event March 5-6 will showcase more than 650 Indigenous artists from across North America.

From hoop dancing to new murals: Things to see and do during Phoenix’s annual arts festival / Arizona Republic

Get ready for ‘Art Detour,’ Arizona’s month-long celebration of art, tagged as “the art and culture party of the year” by Phoenix’s Artlink Inc.

This UNESCO city of gastronomy is developing a culinary heritage collective / Forbes

In December 2015, Tucson became the first U.S. city to be designated by UNESCO as a “City of Gastronomy.” And soon its title will crossover into a culinary hub anticipated to open in the fall of 2023.

Arizona Science Center welcoming new CEO Guy Labine / KJZZ

The Arizona Science Center is welcoming a new leader. Guy Labine is taking over as president and CEO in March.

Opera singer’s role in Arizona production opening doors for Black voices / KTAR

Arizona Opera will open its doors for the debut performance of Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” on March 4. The role of Henrik will be played by Terrence Chin-Loy, one of the first times the character will be portrayed by a Black performer.

Tucson harpist, young composer, returns for world premiere of her concerto / Arizona Daily Star

Tucson native Claire Thai will join Tucson Symphony Orchestra this weekend to perform the world premiere of her piece.

Valley Youth Theatre returns this weekend with original show about living through pandemic / KTAR

The Valley Youth Theatre will return this weekend following a two-year hiatus with an original show about young people living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nogaleria’ exhibit coming to Hilltop Gallery / Nogales International

An upcoming exhibit at Hilltop Gallery in Nogales will highlight the work of five local artists in areas including spray painting, poetry, muralism and skateboard art.

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