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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Make special memories at Daddy & Daughter Valentine’s Dance

Jan. 5, 2017 

CHANDLER, Ariz. –  Fathers and their special little girls can create some special memories at the City’s annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine’s Dance being held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Snedigar Recreation Center or Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Chandler Community Center. 
 

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Art With Heart: Artful Event with a Cause

Jan. 5, 2017 

 

Chandler, Ariz. – Located in the heart of Downtown Chandler, the Third Friday Chandler Art Walk, has a unique theme for each monthly event. This month’s theme is Art with Heart on Jan. 20th, from 6-9:30 p.m. Along with the option to support local artisans by buying local, guests are encouraged to bring in new socks and underwear to support a clothing drive and items to be donated to local animal shelters.

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THE ART OF SURVIVAL: ENDURING THE TURMOIL OF TULE LAKE IS COMING TO CHANDLER MUSEUM

Dec. 20, 2016

Chandler, Ariz. – Chandler Museum is hosting The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake, Dec. 27, 2016 – Jan. 27, 2017, an exhibit that explores the experiences and events at Tule Lake, a Japanese American camp where many prisoners from Arizona’s Gila River Internment Camp were transferred. The traveling exhibition probes the complexity of this unique Japanese American confinement site, which was located in Newell, CA. 

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Execute to Win (ETW) chooses Chandler for new location

Execute to Win (ETW) chooses Chandler for new location 

Chandler, Ariz. – Execute to Win (ETW), a software and management technology company, has signed a lease for office space in Downtown Chandler. The company is currently housed in a building near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport with Able Engineering, which has the same founder and is a major customer of ETW. ETW will locate in 4,645 square feet of office space in the First Credit Union Building, 25 S. Arizona Place, and expects to be operational by June 2017. The company currently has 25 employees, and this new space is expected to accommodate growth to 50 employees by the end of 2017.   

“The City of Chandler is proud to welcome ETW to Downtown Chandler. These high-wage technology jobs are an excellent fit with our City’s economic development goals and contributes to Chandler’s reputation as the Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest,” stated Mayor Jay Tibshraeny.  “We thank the company for both their confidence and investment in the City.”   

“We are excited to move to Chandler as it is a central and vibrant location with lots of talent to draw from, and this location has wonderful restaurants and amenities nearby for employees to enjoy,” said Lee Benson, ETW’s chief executive officer. 

Calling all Engaged Couples: This Event is for you

Dec. 14, 2016

Chandler, Ariz. – Following the coattails of the holiday season--a popular engagement time, is an event to help couples plan their special day: The Chandler Wedding Walk. On Thursday, Jan. 12, from 4-7 p.m., couples and their friends and families, will walk the historic downtown and meet with merchants that offer services to help them with their wedding planning, from their rehearsal dinner to finding a dress. Plus, guests have a chance to win a raffle prize.

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America in Times of Conflict Wartime history and culture programs offered by Chandler Public Library and partners in January

Dec. 14, 2016 

 

CHANDLER, Ariz. –  The Chandler Public Library series, America in Times of
Conflict, continues with programs in January 2017 featuring speakers and a
film, along with a museum exhibit exploring our country’s history and
culture during wartime. This collaborative series of panel discussions,
exhibits, movies, lectures and performances is made possible through a
partnership between Chandler Public Library, Chandler Museum, Chandler
Senior Center and Chandler Center for the Arts. The programs feature many
local stories that bring this history close to home. America in Times of
Conflict programs for January 2017 include:
 

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Art Walk

Nov. 30, 2016 

Chandler, Ariz. – This winter, the Ugly Holiday Sweater Art Walk returns in downtown Chandler. This family-friendly event is free-to-attend and offers live music and over 35 local artisan booths, where you can do some last minute holiday shopping for friends or yourself. Guests are encouraged to dress festively and don those ugly holiday sweaters that have been gathering dust since last year’s event.

 

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Parade of Lights and Tumbleweed Tree Lighting this Saturday, Dec. 3

Nov. 30, 2016 

CHANDLER, Ariz. –  Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and the Chandler City Council will
officially kick off the 2016 holiday season in downtown Chandler on
Saturday, Dec. 3, with the 20th annual Parade of Lights, followed by the
lighting of the 60th Tumbleweed Tree. More than 12,000 people are expected
to join in celebrating Chandler’s unique southwestern holiday tradition
that dates back to 1957.

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18 Reasons to “Travel” Local This Winter

Nov. 10, 2016

Chandler, Ariz. – Starting on Nov. 26, Small Business Saturday, and continuing throughout the winter months is a new way to enjoy Downtown Chandler and cross off those places you’ve been meaning to try; The Downtown Chandler Winter Passport. This booklet of promotions and coupons is redeemable at the participating merchants, and if the traveler completes all the required destinations, they can turn their passport in for a chance to win a Downtown Chandler staycation.

 

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Family Flicks Event Announced

Nov. 9, 2016

Chandler, Ariz. – On Thursday, Dec. 22, gather the family, a blanket and your holiday spirit because Downtown Chandler has a new event you do not want to miss; Family Flicks. This free-to-attend event will feature a screening of Elf, snow, a Santa visit with complimentary photography, free hot cocoa, popcorn for purchase and the chance to interact with some of Santa’s elves.

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