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Long recognized as one of the top arts fairs in America, the Scottsdale Arts Festival is a weekend-long celebration of art, music, food and family fun.

The Scottsdale Cultural Council has announced the promotions of Dr. Sara Cochran to director and chief curator of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Ally Haynes-Hamblen to director of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

A total of 10 free Sunday A’Fair events showcasing more than 20 musical acts from Arizona are planned, including blues, country, jazz, R&B, rock, soul and more.

An “outside-the-box” shopping experience, the Small Business Saturday Artists Market features 20 Arizona artists offering unique, hand-crafted gifts, including artisan jewelry, ceramics, textiles, limited-edition prints, wearable art and more.

In addition to The TEN Tenors, the Center’s December lineup is filled with family-friendly holiday entertainment ranging from classical piano masterpieces to mariachi and big band standards.

Known for their highly entertaining, sharp political satire set to popular music, The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, D.C., institution for more than 30 years.