Inaugural CRAFT - Life of a Craftsman Event Kicks Off in Mesa on Nov. 3-4
By Claire Natale -
Thursday Nov 02, 2023
Deep Stories is excited to announce its inaugural CRAFT event, taking place Nov. 3-4 in Mesa. CRAFT is a celebration showcasing the state’s diverse artist communities. A collective of premier local artists are coming together in a unique platform that serves to connect already thriving art communities with unique subcultures that are showcased to the public. CRAFT aims to inspire audiences with galleries, interactive experiences, demonstrations, performances with creative minds representing all forms of artistic expression.
“We’re thrilled to kick off the inaugural CRAFT celebration,” said David DeCorpo, president of Deep Stories. “This event is bringing true craftsman to Mesa with unique demonstrations while celebrating the City of Mesa’s cultural development.”
On Friday, Nov. 3, the CRAFT Walk will take place in Downtown Mesa. Guests can immerse themselves in the revitalized Downtown District and support local businesses and featured artists at no cost from 5 to 9 p.m.
“CRAFT Walk is a free roaming event,” said DeCorpo. “It’s the perfect date night or family night out to meet great talented artists. CRAFT Walk will be an introduction to Saturday’s CRAFT – Life of a Craftsman Arts and Craft Concert.”
On Saturday, the community can participate in CRAFT – Life of a Craftsman Arts & Craft Show at The Post & Mesa Amphitheatre. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can enjoy live demonstrations, galleries, interactive experiences and more. On Saturday enjoy the live performances scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the CRAFT Concert feature classic rock, alternative rock, and country blues.
CRAFT has scheduled free shuttle routes transporting guests from downtown Mesa to the Mesa Convention Center and back throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We are eager to celebrate the Arizona arts and crafts community,” said DeCorpo. “CRAFT gives artists the opportunity to come together with their passion and expand eventgoers horizons by collaborating and educating guests in new and creative ways.”
WHAT: Inaugural CRAFT Event | CRAFT Walk | The Life of a Craftsman | CRAFT Concert
WHEN: Nov. 3-4
Friday – 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Friday: Downtown Mesa (multiple locations)
Saturday: Downtown Mesa + Mesa Convention Center & Amphitheater – 263 N. Center St. Mesa, AZ 85201
COST: CRAFT Walk: FREE
CRAFT general admission: $15 | Free for kids 12 and under
About Deep Stories
Deep Stories, an Arizona based special event agency has evolved over the years by collaborating cultures, innovating, and inspiring new trends with outside the box creative that support scalable and turnkey event concepts for lifestyle community events.