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Kierland POP: Art in Unexpected Places Festival


Westin Kierland Resort

Westin Kierland Resort

Fine art, music, fashion, culinary and live performance art will come together at the Kierland Community May 12-14, to create a one-of-a-kind immersive art experience and festival.  Presented by The Kierland Master Association, the inaugural Kierland POP: Art in Unexpected Places festival will feature a collaboration between Kierland Commons, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance.

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa will kick off the unique arts encounters, beginning with the POP Charity Night on Friday, May 12 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., featuring music, libation and food samplings from select Kierland area chefs and restaurants, set alongside the breathtaking backdrop of The Westin Kierland Golf Club's Acacia Course.  All monies raised go directly to support community arts programs supported by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.  Tickets: $50. Create an artful staycation for your family and friends as The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa presents a very special Kierland POP guest room rate on May 12-13, to enjoy featured weekend-long activities. 

On Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. attendees can meander through Kierland Commons  and The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa during the inaugural POP: ART IN UNEXPECTED PLACES Festival. At this free event art lovers of all ages can experience musical entertainment, artist demonstrations, culinary demonstrations and performance arts.  The elegant setting of the Kierland Commons Shopping Center will showcase a fine art walk, featuring the creative works from some of the region's most extraordinary artists. Guests can also enjoy strolling performances, culinary encounters in participating restaurants, retailer specials, and an interactive family arts zone and origami garden.

Featured artist bios, performance details, and tickets for POP Charity Night can be found at www.kierlandpop.com.