The 2024 Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival will take over the Peoria City Hall campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, with free, interactive arts experiences, multiple arts activities and student performances. The event provides an opportunity for the West Valley, whether or not they have a connection to the Peoria Unified School District, to celebrate arts education.
This event brings in more than 14,000 attendees and features more than 3,000 pieces of student artwork, 80+ performances on multiple stages, and has grown to be one of the largest events in the West Valley. The event is free and features activities for children, food trucks and performances that take place throughout the day from students at all Peoria Unified schools. This year’s event is being held at a new location but will have the same great experiences that the community has come to enjoy. Check out the Arts & Cultural Festival website for detailed information about performances and experiences that will be available at this year's festival.
This event serves as a fundraiser for the Peoria Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides grants to teachers and scholarships to students in the Peoria Unified School District. The Foundation is seeking local businesses to sponsor the event and in return, advertise their business in front of thousands of community members. Multiple sponsorship options are available on the Peoria Education Foundation website. Business owners can also sign up to participate as a table vendor, which also supports the Foundation.
“The Peoria Arts and Cultural festival provides budding young artists the opportunity to tell shared stories, record current events, and inspire new ideas,” shared Julia Smock, president of the Peoria Education Foundation. “The public's support at the Peoria Arts and Cultural Festival is a testament to the spirit of community in Peoria and Glendale. We look forward to showcasing just how talented this generation's artists are at this event.”