Logan Phillips grew up 14 miles from the US-Mexico border.
Today, the 28-year-old bilingual poet and performance artist spends equal time in both countries, performing solo and with a group called Verbobala.
Arizona Between Nosotros (or "Arizona Between Us") is a name Phillips says comes from the bad reputation and connotation Arizona and its residents now carry as a result of the debate around illegal immigration and SB1070.
The festival will showcase new work by 12 emerging Mexican artists in live performances and short video works pertaining to current events in Arizona, and will open at 7 p.m. on July 8 at ALAC, 147 East Adams St. in Phoenix.
All festival events are open to the public.
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Note: This article has been updated with correct event information.