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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Oct 15, 2015

Brought to you once again by WHAM and the City of Goodyear, the 4th Annual “Art is Alive” festival is primed to be the biggest one yet as it moves to Goodyear Ballpark (the Cactus League home of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds). The family-friendly festival will run for two days (October 31st and November 1st), and will include artwork from local artists, live music performances, including jazz Saxophonist Marion Meadows and Chillie Willie, a Latin jazz ensemble.

Since 2006, the nonprofit organization called What’s Happen’n Art Movement (WHAM) has worked to advance and promote artistic awareness and participation in all areas of Visual Arts in the Northwest Valley and fostering interaction between artists and the community. For four years now, WHAM has brought the “Art is Alive” festival to the West Valley, and last year, more than 8,500 people attended the event in Surprise, making a larger venue necessary for this year’s festival. Goodyear Ballpark, located at 1933 S. Ballpark Way in Goodyear will be the home for this year’s festival.

Also included in the scheduled activities are dancers from the Tohono O’odham Nation, Teen skateboard painting, hip-hop workshops with Bonita Lovett, ‘Lucha libre’ wrestling performances and more. You’ll also be able to purchase food, beer and wine at the event. The “Art is Alive” festival brings an art experience unlike other festivals where local artists and businesses interact with the attending public to participate in and promote the unique culture found in the West Valley.

Tickets for adults and teenagers are $3 and children under 12 get free admission. Hours for the event are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both October 31st and November 1st. For more information on WHAM and the festivial, including an events schedule and opportunities to participate or donate, go to http://www.wham-art.org/. You can also contact WHAM at (623)584-8311.