Taking a Detour
Each year, the free, self-guided Art Detour through Downtown Phoenix’s art galleries, studios and other venues energizes the art scene in Phoenix, inspiring a two-day “festival of art” that brings artists and art lovers together and includes musical performances and restaurant discounts. Kids’ Detour is a family-friendly side to this event with activities and art projects for kids. The “Public Hanging” allows artists from the community to hang their art at the A.E. England Gallery. March 17 & 18.
The 12th annual Phoenix Film Festival is eight days of film screenings taking place at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 theaters. Seven screens, 150 films, musical performances, educational seminars and workshops, kids’ day and celebrities make up this top U.S. film festival. With more than 22,000 attendees each year, the event attracts top filmmakers and their projects. Programming includes independent feature films, shorts, student films, international selections and a competition for the festival’s best. March 31 to April 5.
Phoenix Film Festival
7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale