Guitar exhibitors and enthusiasts invited to participate in inaugural festivalby Hot Off The Press (Release) on May. 06, 2013, under Press Releases
Arts and Cultural Alliance presents the Park Place Guitar Festival and seeks
exhibitors, sponsors and performers to showcase their talents, June 14 & 15
May 1, 2013 — Rediscover America’s
most popular and versatile instrument – the guitar.
Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance seeks participants to tune in to the inaugural
Park Place Guitar Festival, showcasing the dynamic stringed instrument in all
styles on Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 6
perform, sponsor and conduct workshops during the event, in spaces creatively
spread throughout the mall. Participants will be included in the marketing and
promotional materials as well as the event program provided to attendees.
Park Place Guitar Festival, free for attendees, will include live music, Air
Guitar Competition, giveaways, guitar show and swap, an improvisation jam, kids’
activities, guitar orchestra and mariachi performances by local school groups,
GuitART, vendors and exhibitors.
more info on participating as a sponsor or exhibitor or to donate an old or
broken guitar to transform into art email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guitars and Growlers
evening’s kick-off event, Guitars and Growlers, will feature craft beer tasting
from Total Wine & More, live music from Johnny Faber and food sampling from
Park Place restaurants. The event is free to attend and will take place in the breezeway
between Sears and Total Wine & More, beginning at 6 p.m.
is a talented rock guitarist with many years of experience. During the event he
will teach a clinic for students of all ages.
Air guitar, GuitART, shop and swap
guitar exposition will continue through Saturday, June 15 with a variety of
those who were born with a guitar in hand to kids whose greatest exposure has
come from Guitar Hero, multiple activities throughout Saturday will engage attendees
of all skill levels.
of every genre will perform interactive shows enlightening and entertaining
audiences. Performers will include international classical and flamenco
competition winners from the University of Arizona, local rock bands and well-known
blues performers, co-sponsor by the Tucson Guitar Society.
clinics ranging from how to care for a guitar to how to compose for the guitar
will inspire many guitarists.
Air Guitar Competition will make public what is usually limited to the bathroom
mirror and broomstick in Tucson’s first competition, judged by local
celebrities and allowing even the most amateur of guitarists to win prizes.
Expect crazy outfits and even wilder dancing.
art will meet musical art as students paint and decorate acoustic guitars in a
variety of themes, coined as GuitART. Coordinators will lead students through
the artistic processes.
guitar show and swap will feature local appraisers, guitar collectors and the
public showing and purchasing unique guitar treasures. This is an opportunity
to take the classic guitar a great grandfather passed down and find the history
and value never imagined.
orchestras and mariachi students from area schools will be able to perform and
have their lessons interwoven throughout the festival.
the close of the festival, musicians of all genres will perform an
improvisation jam session.
Park Place Guitar Festival
When: Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. and
Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Park Place, 5870
E. Broadway Blvd.
Phone: (520) 797-3959
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Park Place is owned and managed by General Growth
Properties, a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate
investment trust focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and
redeveloping high-quality regional malls throughout the United States and
Brazil. GGP’s portfolio is comprised of
125 regional malls in the United States and 18 malls in Brazil comprising
approximately 135 million square feet. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois,
and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.
About the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona
Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists
to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce
strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and
individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective
communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in
the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and
other programs. The Alliance
also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for both the
young and the old.
The Southern Arizona
Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) grew out of the Greater Oro Valley Arts
Council (GOVAC), an organization established in 1997 to provide artistic and
cultural opportunities for residents of northwest Tucson. GOVAC eventually became one of the largest
arts organizations in the region. In 2009, owing to its success, the group
expanded its mission to include creation of partnerships with business,
governments, and communities throughout Southern Arizona
that would encourage innovative, creative cultural expression in the arts for
years to come.
For more information about programs and events produced by the
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance,
go to www.saaca.org.