Gold Palette ArtWalk
The Gold Palette ArtWalk Series will provide the visitor with a variety of art themes and experiences from video works, western and Native American art to a car show infused with live artists. All events will be enhanced by music and entertainment to the theme of the Gold Palette series.
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|
Our Next Event
ArtWalks are free to the public every Thursday evening from 7:00pm-9:00pm 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.
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. 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.
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! View pictures of the treasures below.
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.
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.
Art in Motion: A Video Experience
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association is excited to announce Art in Motion: A Video Experience, a special evening to highlight the truly dynamic medium of video art.
Aside from the video art which will be featured in many of our galleries, the ArtWalk will feature the work and wisdom of internationally acclaimed visual artist Lorraine Garcia-Nakata.
This ArtWalk will begin a day early with a reception on the evening of Wednesday, April 5, at the Calvin Charles Gallery from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, where Ms. Garcia-Nakata will present Video Art: Its Role and Voice, a short lecture on the history and development of the medium of video art. The event is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video Art: Its Role and Voice
Video art has a long history in the U.S., yet many arts professionals continue to be puzzled by its role in the art arena. By extension, galleries, philanthropists, presenters, and other arts professionals struggle with how to digest, position, or represent this video/motion-based arts production. To understand video art and new motion-based genre, it is important to explore why this genre was created. Deriving from a visual arts foundation, video art evolved to incorporate multiple disciplines in order to give voice to more urgent concerns such as social justice, gender, race and class, and many other complex areas of human experience. Not an art history presentation, this talk is designed to engage a discussion with attendees.
Ms. García-Nakata is a recognized visual artist that has exhibited extensively on a local, national and international level. Adept in a range of visual arts mediums, Ms. García-Nakata is noted for her large-scale works in drawing and painting. As an arts/culture specialist, Lorraine has made extensive contribution to the fields of arts and cultural policy, non-profit arts administration across discipline, philanthropy, program development, understanding the creative process, community development, and new directions in arts education. As one of California’s first Arts Grants Fund Administrators, she oversaw the Visual Arts funding and defined the Interdisciplinary (new genre)s funding area. Lorraine was a mayoral appointee as Arts Commissioner to the San Francisco Arts Commission, appointed by the US Congress as Commissioner exploring creation of a National Museum of the American Latino, and is currently a Founding Member with San Francisco Latino Historical Society. Lorraine is a recipient of a California Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship. Since 1973, Lorraine has been a member with the world-renowned Sacramento Chicano artist collective, the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). In 2015, Stanford University sought and acquired the Lorraine García-Nakata Archive as part of the Stanford University Library, Special Collections. Lorraine continues to live and work in San Francisco.
To enhance the perfect desert evening, we will also have two curated video exhibitions featuring artists Alberto Grovas and Dakota on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road and on Main Street near Marshall Way.
Artists wishing to share their work as part of Art in Motion are requested to please submit samples along with a short biography to Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns at email@example.com.
Thursday, March 2, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association, in conjunction with Tarra Lazos Creative, the City of Scottsdale, and the Art Institute of Phoenix, has announced the program for its March 2017 Native Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk. Galleries in downtown Scottsdale will host a multitude of Native artists showing their best work during this special ArtWalk, and for the first time, a contemporary Native American fashion show will be held featuring designs from the brightest stars in contemporary Native American design.
The ArtWalk and fashion show will begin at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 2 on Main Streetbetween Marshall Way and North Goldwater Boulevard. Using Main Street as a runway, Navajo/Hopi artist Troy Whitethorne and Phoenix Creative Cultural Worker Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns will produce the most unforgettable evening Scottsdale has ever seen.
Since he began in 2009, Mr. Whitethorne’s bold exhibitions of Native American couture have wowed audiences from coast to coast. With models flying in from around the country, Mr. Whitethorne’s provocative ensemble will engage and delight.
A wide array of Native American performers will take the stage to segue the runway transitions and will also be along the ArtWalk and in the galleries, all helping to make this a night to remember.
Fashion Designers include: Elizabeth Whitethorne Benally, Doreen Begay, Zen Jen, Marisa Mike, Della Bighair-Stump, Felix Earle, Norma Baker FlyingHorse, Edison Ritchie, Michael Shonie, B DayChief Bullshoe, Erilaina Chavez, and Mae Mallahan. Also showcased will be the jewelry of Tonya June Rafael and Lyle Toledo.
Featured guests will include Miss Indian World, Danielle Ta’Sheena Fin, (Standing Rock Sioux Nation) and actor Jeremiah Bitsuie (Navajo) along with tribal dignitaries representing various Nations.
The ArtWalk and Contemporary Native Fashion Show are free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 4, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association and Tarra Lazos Creative are also very pleased to announce a special, intimate reception on the evening of Saturday, March 4th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at River Trading Post on Main Street. San Carlos Apache desert forager and lecturer Twila Cassadore will present sumptuous desert delectables for tasting, and discuss the benefits of a diet rich in the desert flora which sustained indigenous residents of Arizona long before European contact.
Ms. Cassadore is a San Carlos Apache Tribal member and has devoted the past five years to the Traditional Western Apache Diet Project, working with Apache elders to document and analyze the pre-reservation Apache diet and helping incorporate this knowledge into everyday community living. She also works on a number of community health issues and other cultural preservation projects in addition to being a caterer and food vendor She is the founder of Native Mothers Against Meth.
Due to limited space, this reception will be a ticketed event benifiting the Scottsdale Gallery Association. Stay tuned for ticketing details!
Thursday, February 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Join us for a night of Western Spirit, with a unique walking tour, “Telling the Story,” of the Old Town Arts District, led by Arizona historian Melanie MacEachern and Scottsdale town historian, Joan Fudala. The tour starts on the plaza on the northwest corner of Main Street and Marshall Way at 6:30 p.m., and again at7:30 p.m. The tour will conclude at Western Spirit, Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Check out artist demos and speakers inside galleries, and larger-than-life video projections of our town’s fabled history lighting the way outside!
I Spy Santa!
Thursday, December 8, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
A festive Arts District along Main Street and Marshall Way welcomes everyone to
I Spy Santa ArtWalk!
Santa will be on the street with his elves while the Grinch is creating mischief! Check out the miniature Grand Prix race cars at Santa’s workshop. Wandering Victorian carolers and the Salvation Army Band provide music while the galleries are adorned with festive lights, great art and free hot chocolate.
While you’re here, join us for a special scavenger hunt! Click the link for details.
Taste Monterey at the December 1st Scottsdale ArtWalk
December 1, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Monterey County is making a stop at the Scottsdale Art Walk bringing some of its amazing bounty from land and sea. Over ten galleries on the ArtWalk will be pouring free wine samples from award-winning Monterey County wineries as well as serving light bites from Chef Matthew Beaudin of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
For all of you collectors, spectators and aspiring artists, this is the night for you!
Galleries along Main Street and Marshall Way will come to life this night with one or more artists working in the majority of galleries during ArtWalk! Come and take a seat and watch one of your favorite artists work or do the gallery hop and watch them all!
|Amery Bohling Fine Art||Matt Sterbenz, Amery Bohling|
|Calvin Charles Gallery||Father Bill Moore|
|Gallery Russia||Martin Dimitrov|
|Bonner David Galleries||John Schieffer|
|Xanadu Gallery||John Horejs|
|Mainview Gallery||Dale Terbush|
|On the Edge Gallery||Valerie Hildebrand
Cal Vander Kooi
|Cyndy Carstens Studio and Gallery||Cyndy Carstens|
|French Designer Jeweler||Multiple CAD video demonstrations on jewelry making|
|River Trading Post||Zachariah Ben
Augustine Mowa III
|Pejman Gallery||Bob Pejman|
|Signature Gallery||Ron Stewart
|Tilt Gallery||Jill Enfield|
|Blink Gallery||Rodger LaBash|
|J Klein Gallery||Jim Klein|
|Wee Gallery Fine Art||Wee Dee Kang|
|DeRubeis Fine Art||Michael Summers|
|Open Range Gallery||Sherry Blanchard Stuart|
|Casa de Artistas||Fred Ortiz|
|T.H. Brennen Fine Art||Jessica Garrett|
|Wilde Meyer Annex||Patrick Coffaro|
|Gallery Andrea||David Ohlerking|
Please note there is no ArtWalk on Thanksgiving.
Thursday, July 7th, 2016, 6:30pm-9:30 pm * Gold Palette ArtWalk
Scottsdale Gallery Association presents International ArtWalk Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:30-9:30 p.m. along the ArtWalk line on Marshall Way and Main Street in downtown Scottsdale with:
It’s summertime’s annual cooldown in Downtown Scottsdale along the ArtWalk Line. In celebration of the many fine artworks represented in Scottsdale Galleries with artists and images from around the world, ArtWalk presents video, music, and art representing the 7 continents in the cool surroundings of the galleries. After sundown, cool off on the ArtWalk Line while enjoying live street music throughout the venue and see the only display of 14 authentic lanterns from the Jinju Namgang Yudeung world heritage festival outside South Korea.
The 7 Continents will be represented either through gallery offerings or through supplemental offerings provided by organizers via additional programming that will be presented indoors in cooperating galleries.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016, 6:30pm-9:30 pm * Gold Palette ArtWalk
New West ArtWalk
Celebrate Scottsdale’s Western and Native cultural heritage at the March 3 New West ArtWalk, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., along the ArtWalk line on Marshall Way and Main Street in downtown Scottsdale. Enjoy Native American and Western entertainers perform, including spectacular costumed dancing and drumming by Yellow Bird Productions from the San Carlos Apache Tribe; a limited video installation featuring the work of celebrated Western landscape photographer Jim Moon who is lecturing during ArtWalk at Western Spirit Scottsdale’s Museum of the West; cowboy poetry and song by Arizona’s Singing Cowboy Gary Sprague—complete with his trusty horse Dusty!; free horse-drawn carriage rides on Marshall Way north of Indian School; live music throughout the venue; and, “Open house” hospitality in the galleries. Visit information booths stationed in front of Touchstone at 4168 N. Marshall Way and French Designer Jewelry at 7148 E. Main St. Parking will be available in all public parking lots and garages and on the street. Now celebrating more than 40 years, Scottsdale ArtWalk is the original ArtWalk event.
Saturday, January 9, 2016 – 12PM-4PM * Golden Palette ArtWalk
Art on the Asphalt ArtWalk
A unique Saturday afternoon ArtWalk with fine art exhibited outside next to classic cars with live ‘50’s and ‘60’s music in the air. Great art comes in many forms!