Enjoy the arts!

I was fortunate to be exposed to the arts at a very young age. Growing up in New York, my earliest memories date back to when my grandparents took my sisters and me to see The Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. It was a tradition we kept every year. We also saw “Annie” on Broadway and watched in awe as our idol performed on stage. To this day, it’s still special to watch a play, a musical performance, concert or entertainer and have the opportunity to share that experience with someone I love.

If you haven’t been to Chandler Center for the Arts, I encourage you to explore all that is offered. Now in its 26th year, Chandler Center for the Arts embodies the true meaning of visual and performing arts, with innovative and diverse cultural experiences for children and adults. Chandler Center for the Arts is proud to welcome Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, taking place March 8-13. The audience will have the opportunity to participate in this fun, festive and interactive wedding ceremony.

At Burst of Butterflies Pottery Painting & Art Studio, novice and experienced artists are encouraged to get creative through pottery, canvas painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass fusing and more. Classes and events are held regularly along with summer camps for the kids.

You’ll learn about the beautiful art of ice dancing as Chandler native Karina Manta shares her passion and journey towards competing as an ice dancer on Team USA. This young woman proves that hard work and dedication can fuel success.

Finally, if you’re looking for an intimate spot with delicious food and an extensive wine list before a night out, stop by Vintage 95 in Downtown Chandler. This exquisite wine lounge, that might be known for its bruschetta, has an expanded menu offering classic dishes that utilize local and fresh ingredients.

We hope this issue will inspire you to take advantage of the many cultural and artistic venues right in your own backyard.