Visitors and art enthusiasts can stroll along the shaded Arizona Canal waterfront while enjoying fine art exhibits and artist demonstrations, local cuisine and live entertainment during SlopeArts Art on the Canal. Art on the Canal is presented by non-profit SlopeArts, whose mission is to promote arts and culture by celebrating the creative diversity of Sunnyslope, resulting in positive community, cultural, and economic development.
Highlights of the day will include:
A juried art show will feature some of the valley’s most creative emerging, established, and up and coming artists in myriad fine art forms. Current students from ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts/School of Art, in collaboration with ASU alumni artists, will host various demonstrations and collaborative activities. Members of the ASU Clay Club will feature hand-building, wheel throwing and Sgraffito, while the ASU Diablo Printmaking Guild holds relief printmaking demonstrations with linoleum and burnout prints. ASU alumni artists will demonstrate illuminated and metal sculptures, copic marker, drawing, and painting.
Relax, listen to music, and enjoy a fresh action culinary experience at the shaded Bistro on the Canal. Nearby dining and drinking establishments will work together to share their culinary artistry, offering locally inspired flavors and cuisine, utilizing an Italian artisan wood fire oven. Fresh brewed coffee and cappuccino will be available as well. People are welcome to walk, bike or drive north on Central Avenue where several nearby dining and drinking establishments will be offering a variety of food and drink specials.
SlopeArts welcomes ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts/School of Art to Art on the Canal. Student artists, in collaboration with ASU alumni artists, will host art demonstrations and exhibits. Artists include: Sam Staas, Hannah Whitaker, Taylor O'Daniel, Tamaki Matsumoto, Breanna Kohlmeyer and Aimee Ollinger.
For animal lovers, local artist, James Sanders, will be creating black-and-white sketches of festival-goers’ pets live, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the homeless pets of the Arizona Humane Society. Pets of all shapes and sizes are welcome, or guests may bring a favorite photo of their loyal companion. The Arizona Humane Society will be there as well, with their Waggin’ Wheels mobile pet adoption vehicle and the valley’s cutest adoptable pets from 4-8 pm., across Central Avenue from Art on the Canal, just south of Timo Wine Bar.
SlopeArts Art on the Canal is open free of charge for the entire family, pets are welcome as well.