Hops and Vines Art Festival set for February 20, 2016

Hops and Vines Art Festival LogoSave the date for the Inaugural Hops and Vines Art Festival at Desert Foothills Park set for Saturday, February, 20, 2016 from noon to 9 p.m. This fundraising event combines art, wine, craft beer and culinary creations to celebrate culture and full sensory art experience during heart month. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy (American FFC).

American FFC is a charitable organization that creates awareness of and supports those affected by Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a serious heart condition that affects 1 in 500 student athletes every year, often without any sign or warning.

“In Ahwatukee there’s such a strong sense of tradition with community events,” Anthony Miller, founder and president of American FFC said. “That’s why I decided to host this inaugural event here. I want to create an environment that people of all ages can enjoy while bringing awareness to cardiomyopathy and those affected by it.”

During the Hops and Vines Art Festival, patrons will enjoy a wide variety of artist demos including painters, sculptors, glassblowers and wood workers who will showcase their skills through live art exhibitions. The event will also feature local restaurants, cooking demonstrations and flavor pairings. Performance artists and live music will round out the sensory art experience.

Miller hopes this event will raise enough funds to purchase additional equipment to provide free heart screenings for kids and ten automated external defibrillators to distribute to local athletic teams, schools, community centers and places of worship.

Hops and Vines Art Festival will take place at Desert Foothills Park – 1010 South Marketplace Way, Phoenix, Arizona 85048. General admission is $10 and children 12 and under are admitted for free. VIP admission is also available for patrons 21 and over for $65, which includes six drink tickets, catered food, private seats and private restrooms. For more information, visit: www.hopsvinesartfest.com.

About The American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy

The American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy operates with a mission to create awareness of the heart muscle disease, cardiomyopathy; and to support those already affected, the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy is dedicated to providing families with heart screenings, resources, training opportunities and other support. For more information about the foundation and to make a reservation for a free heart screening, please visit www.AmericanFFC.org.

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