Five Must-See Arts and Culture Events This Week

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Work by vendors of Crafeteria 2012
Friday, December 7: Crafeteria 2012 @ Medlock Plaza
It's that time of year when the weather cools down, the creative-project lists get a little longer, and the team behind Frances, a boutique in uptown Phoenix, selects a group of its favorite artisans to share their goods with the community.

Crafeteria is an annual gathering of local artists who sell their handmade knits, jewelry, paper goods, paintings, buttons, accessories, and more. Frances employees say hundreds of applications were submitted and went through a juried process that selected 40 vendors.

Pro tips: Bring cash and keep an eye out for designs by Daniel Davis and Joshua Rhodes, prints by Brent Bond, paintings by Danielle Hacche, toys and housewares by Handmade Riot, greeting cards by Miro Chun, jewelry by Alex Ozers, and ceramic and wax goods by Samantha Irwin and Andrew King. -- By Claire Lawton

Friday, December 7: Phoenix Festival of the Arts @ Margaret T. Hance Park
Grab some cash and get ready for a display of serious creative talent. Phoenix Center for the Arts will host the first Phoenix Festival of the Arts, a three-day celebration that aims to unite local artists and arts organizations with a public arty party.

"The Phoenix Festival of the Arts grew from the realization that Phoenix didn't have its own signature arts festival," Joseph Benesh writes. "It also presents an opportunity to represent what the Center does best, which is to represent all the different art mediums."

Benesh also notes that the festival will differ from Art Detour -- a weekend arts celebration with a similar mission scheduled for March 2 and 3 -- and will cater to all kinds of art forms, including dance, performance, and music. -- By Claire Lawton

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