SAACA’s (Tasty) Splash Charity Event on June 21st

Spend Saturday, June 21st in the lower courtyard of La Encantada, getting down to DJS, sipping fresh cocktails and sampling local food for the Southern Arizona Arts and Culture Alliance’s (SAACA) annual Splash! benefit. These guys throw a great party, complete with live street art demos, fashion shows and decadent desserts and libations. But the best part is that your $25 entry fee goes directly to support arts education programs in local schools. Though, we admit, we’re also pretty excited for tasty spread from twenty local restaurants and culinary artists, including:

  • Blanco
  • Grimaldi’s Pizza
  • NORTH Italia
  • Boca
  • Prep & Pastry
  • Bunz in the Oven Bakery
  • Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ
  • Govinda’s Natural Foods
  • Gourmet Girls Gluten-Free Bakery
  • Acacia
  • Tazzina di Gelato
  • Shlomo & Vito’s New York Delicatessen
  • Saffron
  • Saint House Rum Bar
  • GAP Bistro
  • Union

Plus beer from Peroni, Crispin, Blue Moon and J. Leinenkugel Brewing Co.

As a benefit guest, you’re also invited to participate in the silent auction (travel packages, jewelry, fine art, performing arts tickets, gift cards to Lulu Lemon, Aveda, and more) benefitting SAACA’s Therapeutic Art Program, which provides integrative healing to veterans, trauma recovery patients, seniors, and individuals dealing with physical limitations.

We’ll be there, too, tracking all the glorious food on Instagram, so come say hi! For tickets and more benefit info visit

Splash Flyer-14

Nina is a Creative Nonfiction MFA candidate at the University of Arizona, a food writer and a recipe addict.