Arizona Arts & Culture News: Tempe awards $300K; Arizona Biennial 2023; Opera seeks local veterans

August 5, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

Tempe awards over $300K in grant funding to artists and nonprofits / KTAR

The city of Tempe recently announced $300,000 in grant funding for 38 artists and nonprofits that provided inclusive arts and culture programming in Tempe.

Innovative works by Tucson artists sought for state showcase / Arizona Daily Star

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block announced submissions are now being accepted for consideration for the upcoming Arizona Biennial 2023. First organized in 1948, the Arizona Biennial is a much-anticipated juried exhibition that showcases some of the most innovative and diverse new works being created in the state.

From Van Gogh to Kahlo, Phoenix gets more immersive art shows than any city. Here’s why / Arizona Republic

“The Original Immersive Van Gogh” exhibit premiered in Phoenix in August 2021. Since then, Phoenix has been flooded with five immersive digital art experiences and become a top destination for these interactive shows.

Arizona Opera seeks veterans to perform in upcoming production / Daily Independent

Arizona Opera is seeking 12 local veterans to perform onstage in the final number of the opera company’s premiere of “The Falling and the Rising,” an operatic story of service and sacrifice, which traces the inner journey of a soldier who enters a coma after she suffers a roadside attack.

Kyrene students get access to instrument museum / Ahwatukee Foothills News

Students in the Kyrene School District have been granted free access to explore the Musical Instrument Museum, which showcases instruments from around the world, courtesy of a $26,000 grant from the Phoenix-based museum. 

What Arizonans can do to help save the monarch butterfly / KJZZ

Monarchs might be the most iconic of butterflies but the plant they need to live is in decline. And so are the butterflies, but the Desert Botanical Garden is working to help monarchs make a resurgence.

Concert benefit for owners of school buses set on fire in west Phoenix / ABC 15

Local musicians and the community are stepping up to help a school recover from the loss of two preschool buses that were set on fire with a special benefit concert on Aug. 14 at the Crescent Ballroom.

“Kismet”: A new thriller based in Sedona / Arizona PBS

A new thriller called “Kismet” takes place in the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. The book’s author, Amina Akhtar, came on Arizona Horizon to talk about the release.

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