Arty Girl: Street Party on Saturday

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If you're not an outdoorsy type - if you hate exercise and dislike hiking or camping - this time of year is filled with regret. You look outside and realize how lovely the weather is, and then continue with your indoor activities.

I don't blame you. Even in the most comfortable weather, exercise and sweat is what it is: uncomfortable.

Well, we need to knock it off, man! Summer is fast approaching and I've got the perfect event for slugs like us.

Yes, it's outside. And, no, it won't increase your heart rate or give you sweat rings.

Mary + Martha, a local foundation of artists and business owners (responsible for several art exhibitions at ASU and SMoCA, operation of the Welcome Diner, the redevelopment of "4044" and current construction on "Yourland"...I would call this group a bunch of "place-makers") is hosting a street party to benefit the ASU Art Museum.

The whole thing only costs five bucks and you get to do hit the following activities...

Beer Garden by Four Peaks
Backyard BBQ by the Welcome Diner
Local Artist Pop Up Shop - one night only sale at friendly prices
a.ware - gifts locally made by artists with recycled materials
Screen-O-Rama - bring your favorite t-shirt (or buy one of theirs) for a custom screen print
Art Zone - kids hands on area

And you get to see artwork by the following artists...

Peter Bugg
Sue Chenoweth
Cyndi Coon
Jon Haddock
Saskia Jorda
Carrie Marill
Melissa McGurgan
Matt Moore
Marco Rosichelli
Gregory Sale

And you get to listen to music the following bands...

The Hooves
Subterranean Jazz
Wizards of Time
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Alright, I admit, I am getting a little bit sweaty...but that's just out of excitement.

Street Party kicks off on Saturday, April 4th from 4-8 p.m. at 4400 North Central Ave, just south of Lux Coffeebar and Pane Bianco (take the light rail to Campbell Ave). $5 entry at the door, kids under 12 get in free.

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