ArtWalks are free to the public every Thursday evening from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. along Main Street from Scottsdale Rd. west to Goldwater Blvd., and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Rd. to Fifth Ave. Restaurants, museums and free trolley and/or horse-drawn carriage rides are available during ArtWalk to transport folks from numerous free parking areas throughout the Scottsdale Arts District and Scottsdale Downtown.
Gold Palette 2016-2017 ArtWalk ScheduleMark your calendar for these Gold Palette ArtWalk dates!
|Demonstrate!||November 10th, 2016||6:30pm to 9:30pm|
|I Spy Santa||December 8th, 2016||6:30pm to 9:30pm|
|Local Edge||January 26th, 2017||6:30pm to 9:30pm|
|Western Spirit||February 9th, 2017||6:30pm to 9:30pm|
|Native Spirit||March 2nd, 2017||6:30pm to 9:30pm|
|Art in Motion: A Video Experience||April 6, 2017||6:30pm to 9:30pm|
|Worth a 1,000 Words||May 4th, 2017||6:30pm to 9:30pm|
Art for Aunt Rita’s Walking Silent Auction
Saturday, April 22, noon – 6:00 p.m.
Art for Aunt Rita’s Walking Silent Auction and so much more comes to the Scottsdale Art District, with all proceeds benefiting Aunt Rita’s Foundation, an organization that advocates for HIV education and awareness and raises funds on behalf of 16 Valley HIV/AIDS service organizations. From 12 noon to 6 pm on Saturday, April 22nd, shop at 25 participating galleries in the renowned art district and bid on the original pieces up for silent auction. There will also be lovely pieces with a percent of sales to Aunt Rita’s. A Health and Wellness zone will be at Marshall Square at Main Street and Marshall Way offering free HIV testing and cancer screenings. Admission to the event is free, and an after-event party will be held at BS West located at 7125 E. 5th Ave. in Scottsdale from 4 pm to 8 pm also hosted by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is making a signature drink for the event, and it will be served at pARTy Central in the courtyard of Marshall Square. Southwest Airlines tickets will be raffled, and El Molino’s Mexican will be serving up some delicious items.
The event is co-chaired by Jacque Keller, artist and owner of Quan’tum Art, Inc., and David Simmons, LGBT Liaison for the City of Scottsdale. “This event will raise critical funds for local HIV services and increase awareness about the ongoing HIV epidemic,” said Glen Spencer, Executive Director of Aunt Rita’s. Sponsors include The City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Gallery Association, Metier Pharmacy, Southwest Airlines, BS West, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Worth 1000 Words
Thursday, May 4, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Can it really be that the 2016-17 Gold Palette ArtWalk season is winding down? It was just last week that we enjoyed our stroll down Main Street and Marshall Way to watch some of Arizona’s best artists demonstrate their skill, and here we are, ready to walk the red carpet to close out one of the most exciting ArtWalk seasons in recent memory.
Worth a 1000 Words on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM on Scottsdale’s fabled ArtWalk path (Marshall Way north and south of Indian School Road and Main Street between Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard), will be a festive evening under the glorious desert sky to pay homage to the photographic arts. Red carpet stations will be placed throughout the walk for you to stop and have your picture taken! Dress up in your finery, join in the fun, and post your photo on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #a1000wordssga.
We will also be having an old-fashioned treasure hunt! Twelve special prizes will be hidden throughout our member galleries. If you find the treasure, it’s yours to keep! Pictures of the treasures will be posted on our website www.scottsdalegalleries.com closer to the ArtWalk. Stop in at the Courtyard on Main—Southwest corner of Main Street and Marshall Way— and cool off with a drink from Beam Suntory! We will have a refreshment station set up.
As usual, our galleries will feature some of the best art in the world! And don’t forget: while the Gold Palette ArtWalks are over until November, Thursday ArtWalks will continue all summer long.