35+ Arizona artists, musicians, makers, and culinary creatives transform the rooms, lobby, and pool of Hotel McCoy Tucson into tiny venues for attendees to experience and explore.
This event is free, all ages, and open to the public. Shuttle services will be provided.
TUCSON, AZ – What would happen if a hotel converted its rooms into tiny venues? We’ll tell you: magic and a real good time.
Get ready for an extraordinary experience as Arizona Artfest returns to Hotel McCoy Tucson on August 5, 2023. Showcasing the creativity of over 35 Arizona artists, musicians, makers, and culinary geniuses, this event promises an unforgettable time for all attendees. AZAF is free, all-ages, open to the public, and guaranteed to be full of Instagrammable moments.
Fifteen hotel rooms will be transformed into mini music venues, art galleries, a comedy club, a fashion runway, a photography studio, a karaoke club, and, new to this year’s lineup, a Silent Disco courtesy of Dusk Music Festival. Meanwhile, the hotel lobby will host a drop-in paint experience, allowing guests to unleash their inner artist. The poolside area will become a live music oasis all night long, surrounded by an all-star vendor market featuring ten Tucson makers, including Sigfus, Drutopia, Sonoran Rosie, The Mystery Deck by Dr. Weil, and the famous vintage bento cake baker Chez Peachy.
The lineup for Arizona Artfest 2023 is set to impress. Prepare to be enthralled by the musical performances of Santa Pachita and Kayla Von Der Heide (The Voice). Witness the live mural painting talents of Christina Thomas and eraser-artist Serena McRae, who was recently featured on BuzzFeed Spotlight. Take in captivating live art by some of Arizona's most innovative artists, including Lucinda “La Morena” Hinojos, the NFL’s featured Superbowl artist this year. The comedy lineup, curated by Chris Haughton, promises loads of laughter. Be sure to get a front row seat at the runway fashion show presented by El Be Goods, and drop-in on the experimental art class with Painting and Vino.
The Hotel McCoy bar will be stocked with an impressive selection of local craft beer, wine, and more. Look out for a special outdoor bar setup, drink specials, mocktails, and a convoy of favorite local food trucks.
The festivities will kick off with the vendor market and food trucks at 4:00 PM, followed by the start of the tiny venues and poolside concert at 6:00 PM, and the night will carry on until 10:00 PM. AZAF is proudly brought to the Arizona community by Hotel McCoy, #ThisIsTucson, Local First Arizona, Bookman’s, Dusk Music Festival, and Arizona Arts Live. Shuttle transportation will be provided by Arizona Winery Tour and their luxury bus. More information can be found at www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-art-fest-tickets-680438448717.
For a sneak peek into the world of Arizona Artfest, check out this short film from our 2019 event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrJls3Mjdhg.
Creative Director, Hotel McCoy