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Festival of Tales

Festival of Tales

Saturday, April 30, 2016 • 9:00am-2:00pm • FREE Admission
Event registration located in the Kranitz Student Center (KSC) • Click HERE for Campus Map

Festival of Tales is a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children and families that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and much more!

In its eighth year at PVCC, Festival of Tales brings books to life through the art of storytelling and provides FREE books to children who participate in the activities. PVCC’s Art of Storytelling classes, Education Program, the Division of Fine & Performing Arts, and the Commercial Music Program present this free event for children in the community. Storytelling sessions are at 10 am, 11:30 am, and 1 pm. In addition, PVCC’s Partners in Art Club will provide demonstrations of pottery making and clay sculpting, and will provide LEGO building stations that focus on STEM principles (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

The festival also features live musical performances by PVCC student music ensembles, Copper Canyon Elementary School Choir, the Phoenix Children's Chorus and much more!

Entertainment Schedule:
9:30am – 10:00am | Benchmark Show Choir | Studio Theater, M-East Building
10:00am– 10:30am | Storytelling Session 1 | M-West Building classrooms
10:30am – 11:00am| Choir 1 - Copper Canyon Choir | Studio Theater, M-East Building
11:00am – 11:30am | Choir 2 - Phoenix Children's Chorus | Studio Theater, M-East Building
11:30am – 12:00pm | Choir 3 - Copper Canyon Choir #2 | Studio Theater, M-East Building
12:00pm – 12:30pm | Storytelling Session 2 | M-West Building classrooms
12:30pm –1:30pm | Storybook Playhouse (children’s theater) | Studio Theater, M-East Building
1:30pm – 2:00pm | Storytelling Session 3| M-West Building classrooms
2:15pm –3:15pm | Storybook Playhouse (children’s theater) | Studio Theater, M-East Building

Food Trucks and Concessions:
There will be two food trucks on site for Festival of Tales, Queso Good and Demarco's Italian Ice, as well as pizza, drinks and snacks sold by PVCC student clubs.


Festival of Tales engages community college students in the teaching and learning process through storytelling. Since its inception, the festival has grown from just 250 participants to more than 900, with more than 100 volunteers at each event. In the past seven years, more than 35,000 new books have been given away to children, many of whom come from low-income families.

Festival of Tales is FREE and open to the public. Advanced online registration is suggested. Day of event registration will be available on the north side of the Kranitz Student Center (KSC).

Festival of Tales Sponsors:

First things FirstSouthwest Human DevelopmentReading is Fundamental


Please complete the form below to register for the Festival of Tales.

Contact Us

Location: Building M-East

Phone: 602-787-6595

Mon-Thurs 8:00am-6:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm


Part-time Faculty:

Gary Bennet

Bridget Bruch
Art History

Nathan Feller
Design and Drawing

Kaori Fugitani

Robert Gordon
Art History

Anne Howey–Falvey
Color and Painting

Wendy Hill

Tomi Johnston
Art History

Saskia Jorda

Ann Morton

Mark Ordway
Art History

Joe Podlesnik

Jerry Sieve

George “Kip” Sudduth

Joe Trevino

Don Vance
Digital Art

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