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FREE Family-Friendly Event Celebrates the Arts of our CommunityFREE Family-Friendly Event Celebrates the Arts of our Community<div class="ExternalClass3A8CD1CBE13A44AEBE77393045E79A8D"><p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>PHOENIX ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIATE IN</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>THE SEVENTH ANNUAL HERBERGER THEATER</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>FREE Family-Friendly Event Celebrates the Arts of our Community</em></p><p> </p><p>PHOENIX, October 19, 2016 – The Phoenix Arts and Culture community has come together again this year to participate in the seventh annual Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street and Phoenix Convention Center.</p><p> </p><p>Admission is free to this family-friendly event which celebrates the arts in our community with live music, theater and dance performances on indoor and outdoor stages, a children's activity area, film shorts presented by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts | School of Film, Dance and Theatre, food vendors, pet adoptions, craft beer tasting and more.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the activities in and around the theater, The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is partnering with the Herberger Theater Center to provide information and demonstration booths in the Phoenix Convention Center Arcade. Participating groups include Ballet Arizona, Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix Children's Chorus, Arizona Artists Guild, Shemer Art Center, Artlink and Phoenix Urban Guide, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix Airport Museum, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix Film Foundation, the Rag Collection, Friends of the Orpheum Theatre, Heard Museum, ARTability, Act One, Arizona Humanities, Young Arts Arizona, Black Theatre Troupe, Torch Theatre, Yumi La Rosa Flamenco, Desert Dance, Indio American Cultural Connect, Spotlight Youth Theatre, Harmony Project Phoenix, Alwun House, Phoenix Conservatory of Music, Flamenco Por La Vida, Arizona Masterworks Chorale, Arathi School of Dance, and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.</p><p> </p><p>For a full list of performers and participants, visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1311101/4119508/18768/3/">HerbergerTheater.org/festival-arts-participants/</a>. For more information about the event, visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1311101/4119508/18769/6/">HerbergerTheater.org/herberger-theater-festival-of-the-arts/</a>.</p><p> </p><p><em><strong>About the Herberger Theater Center:</strong></em> The Herberger Theater Center is a 501(c)(3) Arizona non-profit organization that supports and fosters the growth of the arts in Phoenix as a premier performance venue, arts incubator and advocate. Proceeds from annual fundraising benefit its Youth Outreach Programs – Arizona Young Artists' Competition, Theater Camp and Wolf Trap – designed to give Arizona children (ages 3-19) opportunities to excel, learn and heal through the arts. For information, visit HerbergerTheater.org or call 602-254-7399.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>About the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture:</em></strong> The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, established by the Phoenix City Council in 1985, works to foster a sense of cultural identity, celebrate diversity and ensure an outstanding quality of community life. The Office is advised by a 22-member Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission.  For more information on the Office of Arts and Culture, visit phoenix.gov/arts or call 602-262-4637.  Follow the Office of Arts and Culture on Facebook: <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1311101/4119508/18092/9/">Facebook.com/phxofficeofartsandculture</a> and Twitter: @phxarts_culture.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>10/20/2016 5:00:00 PMMatt Hamada602-262-6213