Chandler Museum trivia nights offer great food, drinks and fun with friends sharing their knowledge of local history

May 16, 2017

CHANDLER, Ariz–  Chandler Museum Trivia Night returns to The Ostrich Bar
in Downtown Chandler on Tuesday, May 30, with Hip Historian Marshall Shore
hosting the festivities from 7-9 p.m. Trivia Nights combine historic photos
from the museum’s archive with delicious food and drinks, and plenty of
kitsch and outrageous fun emceed by Shore. The Ostrich is located in the
basement of Crust, adjacent to the San Marcos Resort, at 10 N. San Marcos
Place.

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Vision Gallery Call for Artists

IN FLUX CYCLE 7 RFQ (Request for Qualifications)

  • Deadline – May 26, 2017 | Midnight Arizona Time
  • Projects – Multiple opportunities throughout the Valley
  • Project Eligibility – Arizona Artists (Individuals/Colectives/Groups/Teams)

*Artists commissioned in the previous Cycle 6 are not eligible for the current Cycle 7.

IN FLUX Cycle 7 partners invite Arizona artists across all disciplines to create temporary public artworks in a wide variety of locations. At this time, we are seeking QUALIFICATIONS ONLY. No proposals will be accepted. 

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Chandler Public Library invites teens to annual LibCon April 22

CHANDLER, Ariz. –  On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Chandler Public Library
will hold its 7th annual LibCon celebration for teenage fans of comics,
anime, video games, cosplay and other fantasy and science fiction
entertainment. Nearly 400 pop culture fans ages 12-18 are expected to
attend LibCon 2017, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boys and Girls
Club, Compadre Branch, 300 E. Chandler Blvd. Admission is free, and in a
change from previous years, registration is not required.

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Jambalaya, Crawfish Boil, Shrimp Etouffee, Gumbo, Po-Boys and Whiskey Bread Pudding top menu highlights for the Great Southwest Cajun Fest in Downtown Chandler, April 22, 2017

Apr. 5, 2017 

Chandler, AZ –The Great Southwest Cajun Fest, brought to you by Abita Brewing, is set to return on Saturday, April 22, from noon – 9 p.m. in downtown Chandler. Showcasing the heart and soul of New Orleans paired with Arizona fusion and flavor for a full day packed with cultural festivities, food and entertainment. 

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Brisket, Gator, Rattlesnake Sausage, BBQ Nachos, Pulled Pork, Ribs, BBQ Tacos, Wings, Peach Cobbler & Berry Kabobs Top Food Highlights at the Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival, March 25th

Mar. 14, 2017

Professionally produced by HDE Agency, the 8th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to fill the downtown Chandler air with the sweet aroma of finger licking good grub. This year will be the biggest and best year yet with country superstar, Easton Corbin set to headline the entertainment, expanded event zones, and over 60 BBQ and food vendors from across the nation serving up over 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering BBQ paired with 200 kegs of the state’s finest craft beer from SanTan Brewing Company. 
 

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Hands on Volunteer Opportunity to add art to a Public Space

Mar. 10, 2017

Chandler, Ariz. – On Saturday, Mar. 25, starting at 11 a.m., the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, in collaboration with local artists and volunteers, will bring one-of-a-kind art designs to the historic area. The group is now seeking volunteers to lend a hand in bringing these art projects to the downtown.

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Taste of the Islands Art Walk Returns to Chandler

Mar. 8, 2017

Chandler, Ariz. – On Friday, Apr. 21, from 6-9:30 p.m. an island-themed event encouraging tropical thoughts returns to downtown Chandler as we head into the Arizona summertime. The Taste of the Islands, the theme of April’s Chandler Art Walk, will feature artisan shopping, live music by a steel drum band, and tropical food and drink specials available for purchase. Save your money for a trip to the beach, because this event is free-to-attend.

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Save the Date for ShamRockFest, March 17, 2017 in Downtown Chandler – Join 12,000 of your closest friends!

Feb. 27. 2017 

Chandler, AZ — Murphy’s Law is pleased to present, ShamRockFest! Set for Friday, March 17, 2017, ShamRockFest will be the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Chandler’s history!. The festival will be held at the Dr. AJ Chandler Park in Downtown Chandler, AZ. The festival will include live entertainment, Irish dancers, bagpipe players, festive games, traditional food, themed activities and a beer garden.

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Thanks to the luck of the Irish, St. Patty's Day lands on a Friday this year. Here are 2 Different ways you can Celebrate.

Feb. 21, 2017

Chandler, Ariz. – The Irish, and those that magically become Irish on the elusive St. Patty’s Day can rest easy knowing the holiday falls on a Friday this year. Taking advantage of their Irish luck, the Chandler Art Walk has themed their upcoming show the Shamrockin’ Art Walk. Irish music and over 30 local artisans will gather in downtown Chandler on Friday, Mar. 17, from 6:00-9:30 p.m. for this free-to-attend event. In addition, another event will be going on within the downtown, the ShamRockFest. 

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Country Superstar, Easton Corbin to Headline Barbeque & Beer Festival, March 25, 2017 in Downtown Chandler

Chandler, AZ (February 13, 2017) – Professionally produced by HDE Agency, the 8th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to fill the downtown Chandler air with the sweet aroma of finger licking good grub. This year, country superstar, Easton Corbin is set to headline the show’s entertainment lineup. Plus, Laura WalshGeorgia ChromeGood Rust and The Deep Down will all performing live.

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A Funky Occasion Coming to Chandler

Feb. 7, 2017

Chandler, Ariz. – Chandler is about to get a lot funkier. Mar. 11-12, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thieves Market, the monthly market that is usually hosted at Tempe’s Big Sur Water Park, is bringing the ‘Best Of’ Thieves Market to downtown Chandler. This flea market will feature a mix of around 50 vendors selling items like furniture, jewelry, up-cycled items, and one-of-a-kind items from yesteryear. In addition, food vendors and unique entertainment round off the event.

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Senior Variety Show returns with fun and laughter

Feb. 6, 2017

CHANDLER, Ariz. –  A funny, witty and musical show to entertain people of
all ages, the "Spice of Life" Variety Show returns with two performances,
Wednesday, March 22, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m., at the
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave.

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Chandler Selected for Arts Grant

January 31, 2017

Chandler, AZ – The International Downtown Association and Springboard for the Arts are delighted to share new resources and projects to support creative placemaking partnerships between artists and local business initiatives. Today, Springboard and IDA launch the Guide for Business Districts to Work with Local Artists, and announce six new projects, including one led by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP), led by IDA member organizations, to implement creative placemaking projects in their community. This work is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts from its Our Town program.

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Marx Productions Inc. moves to Chandler

Jan. 12, 2017 

Chandler, Ariz. – Marx Productions Inc., an audio visual company that specializes in planning conventions, concerts, large meetings and special events, is relocating its operations to Chandler. 

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Art Walk and a Movie in the park Event

Jan. 10, 2017 

Chandler, Ariz. – On Friday, Feb. 17, a cult classic will be coming to a big screen near you. Grab a blanket and head to the grassy lawn of Dr. A.J. Chandler Park at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the original Ghostbusters, outdoors and free of charge. In addition to This Family Flicks event, the Third Friday Chandler Art Walk, an event to shop local artists in the historic downtown, will be the same night. This event kicks off Science Weekend in Chandler, with Chandler’s Science Saturday following the next day.

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