Friday, May 1st, from 5-9pm
1430 S Cedar St & Spence Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
Pop-up art gallery of local artists’ work, activities in the meditation garden led by movement artist Dienae Hunter and theatre artist Claire Redfield, and music by Cuban orchestra MambAZ, Walt Richardson, and surf rock band Surfinis.
6pm, 7:30pm Meditation Garden Experience
6:30pm Walt Richardson & Friends
MambAZ Orchestra brings back to life the sounds of the Cuban Mambo and delivers them full force with some of Phoenix’s most talented musicians, many of whom are graduates of the esteemed ASU Herberger Institute School of Music. In addition to its educational background, the band stays true to the Mambo/Latin lineage with its Cuban and Puerto Rican band members. Visit their Facebook and Youtube pages!
Surfinis is an instrumental sturf rock band with songs ranging from mellow to high energy. They perform a variety of originals and vintage surf songs, which will be sure to transport you to the beach on a sunny day!
Arts Engagement Specialist
You can check here for planning meeting dates, locations, and times. Meeting updates and take-aways will also be posted so that if you are unable to attend you can still follow the process! If you would like to receive email invites to planning meetings contact Julie_Akerly@tempe.gov
The Spring Arts in the Parks event is being designed with artists and the park's community. Several planning meetings leading up to the event will involve brainstorming, collaboration, and collective decision making from the planning committee!
Pop-Up in the Park
50 people joined us at Hudson Park’s Pop-Up in the Park gathering on October 3rd. We enjoyed music by AJ Odneal, shared ideas, and discussed resident’s interests in what they would like to see happen during the park’s event in the Spring. Residents took part in a brainstorming activity by placing sticky notes on a map of Hudson Park. They indicated what arts activities they would like to make, what performances they would like to see, what music they would like to listen to, and how they would decorate their park with art. Some ideas involved: decorating the trees with art, using the meditation garden for performances, featuring musicians and artists from the neighborhood, and a variety of music such as Latin, Classic rock, and String Quartets.
In Spring 2019, all Tempe residents were invited to fill out community surveys that shared information about their communities identity, their interests in different arts activities that they would like to experience in their park, and an opportunity to provide additional comments about their community or Arts in the Parks.