Kierland POP Experience
November 16 - November 17
Kierland POP Experience
Don’t miss this two-day series of interactive experiences – celebrating food, wine, beer, fashion, live music, art, wellness and more!
The weekend kicks off with the Kierland POP Charity Night on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. With vibrant music, lively art displays and entertainment, paired with delicious culinary and libation sampling from local chefs and area eateries, the evening will play host to a larger-than-life PaintScaping experience, featuring 3-D images and animations digitally mapped to music and projected onto the 11-story resort. Tickets are available for purchase at kierlandpop.com, and cost $50 each. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance’s Veterans Art Therapy Program.
Saturday, Nov. 17 features the signature Kierland POP Festival (9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Kierland Commons), a free event featuring an art walk from local professional artists, as well as emerging artisans. Art lovers of all ages and backgrounds will have the chance to enjoy interactive artist presentations, culinary demonstrations, fashion displays, vintage street market shopping, and live strolling music and arts performances throughout the day. Additionally, the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will give shoppers an opportunity to purchase vintage items and share their love for all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade. The market continues to partner with local Young Life chapters to send high school and junior high students to camp, as well as other non-profits that bring forth the greater good to their communities.
Also on Saturday, Nov. 17, the inaugural Brew Skies 5K Run/Walk (5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Kierland Commons & The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa) is a breathtaking 5K run/walk beginning at Kierland Commons’ Main Street and wrapping around The Westin Kierland Golf Club’s charming greens to the finish line at Kierland Boulevard, adorned as a beer garden hosted by Arizona Food and Beer. The cost to participate is $45, and the proceeds will benefit the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Runners and walkers may register to participate at kierlandpop.com or at either of the Sole Sports Running Zone locations in Scottsdale and Tempe.
And that evening Kierland Commons will also offer an Arts & Crafts Beer Garden from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hosted by Arizona Food & Beer, it is the perfect place to unwind over great drinks with friends.