Arts & Culture Business Development Deal Family Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Spotlight Travel, Shopping & Leisure Fara Illich November 20, 2014

Avoid stressful malls and crowded big box stores this season and give yourself the gift of a joyful holiday shopping experience. From native-themed ornaments to sipping mimosas while perusing local arts and crafts – Downtown Phoenix takes gift-giving from chore to cheer.
heardOrnament Marketplace
When: Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday Nov. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Heard Museum Shops
Admission: Free

Add a beautiful Native-themed ornament to your tree this holiday season, hand-crafted by American Indian artists from the Heard Museum Shops. Choose from hundreds of ornaments in a variety of art forms and styles for a unique gift or addition to your home. Bring out-of-town friends and family to the world famous Heard Museum to learn more about Native cultures while you shop. Ornament prices vary but admission to the Heard Museum Shop is always free with no sales tax.
ABFlogoAlternative Black Friday
When: Friday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: CityScape Phoenix
Admission: Free

Sleep in. Avoid the madness. Still get cool stuff. Seriously, you can sip mimosas, shop and listen to live music all in one place at CityScape’s Alternative Black Friday. Browse unique wares from more than 20 local vendors including Meat Market Vintage, Rare Scarf, Antique Sugar, Zinnias At Melrose Mall, GROWop Boutique and more. Before you hit the market, swing by The Corner or Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails to indulge in a to-die-for brunch. Enjoy half-off price skating at the CitySkate ice rink and get awesome Black Friday deals at Urban Outfitters, Charming Charlie, Jos A. Bank and other nearby retailers.
flea2_400x400Phoenix Flea
When: Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Heritage and Science Park
Admission: $5

Arizona’s coolest vintage market showcases amazing local artisans, designers and entrepreneurs while supporting Phoenix-area nonprofits and charities. Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix at the historic Heritage and Science Park, Phoenix Flea features an eclectic group of local vendors specializing in antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectables, funky jewelry and delicious food items. A portion of all ticket sales and concessions benefit the 100 Club of Arizona.
artsmarketRoosevelt Row A.R.T.S. Market
When: Friday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 19 from 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: 408 E. Roosevelt Street
Admission: Free

Every first and third Friday of the month, the A.R.T.S. Market comes alive with artisan crafts, vintage goods, jewelry and culinary treats. The First Friday Art Walk in the Roosevelt Row Arts District has evolved into one of the largest free monthly art walks in the United States and Third Friday Gallery Night is rapidly catching up. Besides the outdoor A.R.T.S. Market, check out some of the great local shops along Roosevelt Row open late during first and third Fridays like MADE Art Boutique, Black N Blue Rock Star Clothing and Accessories and Revolver Records.
Phoestivus-Poster-cropPhoesitvus 2014
When: Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 4-9 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Public Market
Admission: Free

Spread the cheer in Downtown Phoenix by purchasing gifts for your loved ones from more than 100 local vendors and entrepreneurs. By shopping local for the holidays, you are supporting members of your own community who are also vested in the heath and success Arizona. Bring friends and family to enjoy dinner from food trucks and toast the holiday season at the Phoestivus beer garden. Part of the proceeds benefit the Phoenix Public Market, a program of Community Food Connections, which is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
festartsPhoenix Festival of the Arts
When: Friday, Dec. 12 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park
Admission: Free

While enjoying top-notch performances during this three-day cultural celebration, nosh on tasty treats from your favorite food trucks, relax in the beer and wine garden, visit the family zone for little ones and shop for holiday gifts at more than 80 arts and cultural booths. For the the art lovers on your list, you’re sure to find something amidst the rows of beautiful pottery, glass works, sculptures, and paintings.