4th Avenue Winter Street Fair starts todayby Carolyn Classen on Dec. 09, 2011, under Arts, Life, Politics
Three full days: December 9, 10 and 11 — 10 to 6 p.m. daily, on 4th Avenue between University Blvd. and E. 9th Street (north of the underpass).
Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, 2 stages, Community Stage North, Main Stage South, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, the ever so popular Free Az Virtual Academy’s Tucson’s Children’s Museum’s kids hands-on-art Pavilion, face painting, balloons, and tons of other fun activities, then packs them into three days of celebration.
The Fourth Avenue Street Fair began in 1970 when Fourth Avenue merchants put tables in front of their stores to attract customers before the holidays. From that beginning it has developed into one of the premier street fairs in the nation, drawing crowds of 200,000 to 350,000 and ranking as one of the top visual arts fairs in the country.
For information: http://www.fourthavenue.org/. Just in time for Christmas shopping, or for other winter celebrations.
While at Antigone Books (411 N. 4th Avenue) or Delectables restaurant (533 N. 4th Avenue) you can pick up a copy of the new Tucson photography book “Together We Thrive” (click here for blog). It features 22 beautiful photos of those three memorials after the mass shooting on 1/8/11.