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Men in uniform, pin-up girls, mermaids, comic strips, anime, skulls and crossbones, and various fruits are some of the enticing patterns Alexandria Padilla uses to create her hand-sewn aprons.
The yin and yang of spring make it such an interesting season. After the brutal bite of winter, even a gloomy spring day can lift our spirits with warmer breezes and an emerging palette of delicate hues — those first tinges of new greens, a fuzzy gray bud, a brushstroke of crocus blue. Then, as the season really plants its feet, fresh bright color starts popping up all over.
Instead of stepping into someone’s shoes for the day, slide on the face of an ancient Aztec, traditional Japanese samurai or a mischievous-looking demon.
It's a conundrum many parents face: what to do with the steady flow of drawings, paintings, collages and more that children bring home from school and camp? Which are the keepers and — besides sticking them up on the refrigerator with magnets — how can you display them creatively?
TUCSON — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
If your birthday and holiday wishlists eternally include things like LEGOs, chemistry sets, model vehicles, butterfly mounting kits, art supplies and telescopes, the Chandler Science Spectacular might be up your alley.
Hundreds of dedicated classic car owners and thousands of auto enthusiasts will fill the streets of downtown Chandler during the 11th annual Classic Car & Hot Rod Show on Saturday, Feb. 22. In addition to the cars, there will be arts and crafts, car-related vendors, food booths and a beer garden with live entertainment by local bands.
There’s a new crop of art to behold at Mesa Contemporary Arts, the sleek museum on the campus of Mesa Arts Center.
From wooden wine stoppers to mirrors, light pulls and more, Mark Svoboda, owner of Turning Heads Art Work, really does create pieces that cause fans to look twice.
After many years of curiosity and speculation as to what lies inside the confinements of a Mormon Temple, my guessing has ended. On Jan. 15, being a freelance community columnist, I was invited to participate in the pre-opening tour reserved for the media by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Celebrate the famous children’s author, or your own little birthday boy or girl, with an afternoon of crafts, games, snacks, activities, birthday cake and a photo op with The Cat in the Hat prior to the 4 p.m. showing of Childsplay’s production of “The Cat in the Hat,” which plays through March 16.
Tickets include continuous live entertainment on 13 stages — such as Tournament Jousting and Birds of Prey shows — and parking, but bring extra cash for food, drink, arts, crafts, rides and games. [More on next slide ...]
In 2007, Marlies Mercil was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her radiation treatments, she took up beading as a way of passing time and keeping her mind occupied. She has been in remission for the last seven years, and her jewelry designs have taken off.
Tucson; Cottonwood; Greer
Dan and Marlies Mercil host a jewelry booth at Mesa’s downtown arts and craft fair.
NEW YORK — From tablecloths to duvet covers, iPhone cases to wallpaper and startling calf-skin wall hangings, the ancient Japanese resist-dying technique of shibori has gone mainstream. Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Eileen Fisher, Levi's and innumerable fiber artists are breathing new life into the craft.
A brand-new food festival is bringing more than good eats to town; Mike Ditka, NFL Hall of Famer and former coach of the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints, will make an exclusive appearance Sunday, Feb. 9, at the first ever Taste In Tempe.
Internationally recognized teachers present workshops for every level of quilter from beginning to advanced.
Theresa Alberico, owner and baker at Baked with Love, a small home-based business, is one of the vendors you’ll find at MACFest, a free street fair featuring unique artist creations and fun for the whole family the first and third Saturday of every month through April.
When the weather’s this nice, the urge to get outdoors beckons, and there’s one big, shady, grassy spot that’s always a good bet for a lazy Sunday afternoon: Scottsdale Civic Center Park.
Development is under way on a new 14-screen megaplex cinema at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Outfitting a play space for children might consist of nothing more than setting up a few old furniture pieces, plastic storage bins and the extra TV.
In a year so rich with captivating cinema, it feels almost criminal to try and narrow it down to a mere 10 favorites.
Ralph Freso, Tribune -- CHANDLERARTWALK -- Visitors to the Chandler Art Walk browse over tables of handmade crafts along San Marcos Place. The event takes place every first Wednesday of the month. Jan. 7, 2009.