Sunnyslope Art Walk: North Phoenix

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••• © Judy Hedding

On the second Saturday of the month local and regional artisans crafters and jewelers host booths and tables to exhibit and sell their work in a casual, street-fair environment. It is family-friendly event.

What or where is Sunnyslope? Sunnyslope is an urban village in north Phoenix.

Sunnyslope Art Walk

When: October (date for 2016 not yet anounced) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Central Avenue and Dunlap.

If you are mapping it, use "Sunnyslope Plaza Shopping Center, Phoenix" or "Grinders Coffee Co., Phoenix". No need to fret about parking right there, though. Go south a few blocks, to Townley Avenue or Alice Avenue, to find a parking spot off Central.

How much: Admission is free. Come and go as you please. Parking in the area is also free.

What you need to know:

  1. This art walk is a little different than some others around town, in that the vendors are set up in different areas (parking lots) within a few blocks of one another. From the largest lot at Dunlap and Central, walk south on Central and check out both sides of the street.
  2. Be sure to use crosswalks and pay attention to the lights, since it is a busy street. When I was there, the Police Department assisted with traffic and pedestrian flow.
  3. You'll find snack booths as well as an area for food trucks. Local coffee shops and restaurants will also be open. In 2015 a Wine and Beer Garden has been added.
  1. On the evening I attended there were musicians at all five booth areas.
  2. Sunnyslope is an urban area of Phoenix, and the art walk is intended to be about locals inviting everyone into the neighborhood. No high fashion, no huge bronze statues for sale, no trolleys. Just folks and their arts and crafts for sale, and a nice opportunity for others to get outside and take a walk, listen to music and maybe buy something. Relax. It isn't complicated.

    More information: www.sunnyslopeartwalk.com

    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.