Rock Art Expo to take place March 29

<p>Under the auspices of ASU’s School of Human Evolution &amp; Social Change, the Deer Valley Rock Art Center will play host March 29 to its major event of the year: the free, family-friendly Rock Art Expo.</p><separator></separator><p>The expo, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers musical performances, agave tasting, ancient spear throwing, a Lakota storyteller, artists’ exhibits and more, including children’s activities such as a mock archaeology dig and face painting with natural pigments. Food vendors will be on site, and an awards ceremony recognizing artwork from about 170 local kindergarten through eighth-grade students will kick off the event.</p><separator></separator><p>The center, located in the Northwest Valley, comprises more than 47 acres of pristine desert, a hill of basaltic boulders covered in upwards of 1,500 ancient petroglyphs, an ethnobotanical garden, a museum, native wildlife and, at this time of year, copious wildflower blooms.</p><separator></separator><p>“It’s the perfect time of year to visit,” says Kim Arth, the center’s executive director. “The weather is great, and people are looking for things to do outside. They should keep us in mind. There is something for everyone here.”</p><separator></separator><p>The center’s normal operating hours through April are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Regular admission is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and $3 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are admitted free.</p><separator></separator><p>The center is located at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road in Phoenix. For more information, call (623) 582-8007. </p>