The second annual Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts, presented by SRP, is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 1.

The family-friendly event will celebrate the arts in downtown Phoenix and feature performances by 20 Valley arts groups, live music, food vendors, a visual art exhibition, film festival shorts, children’s activities and a wine tasting. 

Participants include: Center Dance Ensemble, EPIK Dance Company, Scottsdale Community College, Phoenix Boys Choir, Scorpius Dance Theatre, Six Gun Entertainment, Valley Youth Theatre and more. Bands performing on the outdoor stage include Bad Cactus Brass Band, Chicks With Picks and Take Cover.

Admission is free for ages 12 and under and $5 for ages 13 and up. Free parking for attendees is provided at the Arizona Center’s parking garage.

Proceeds benefit the Herberger Theater Center’s youth arts education and outreach initiatives: Free Arts Multicultural Theater Camp, Wolf Trap and Arizona Young Artists’ Competition.

For information, contact Laurene Austin, 602-254-7399, Ext. 105.

Herberger Theater Center Box Office is at 222 E. Monroe St. The Arizona Center is at 400 E. Van Buren St.

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