UPCOMING AT THE ARTWALK 3.2.17
Scottsdale, AZ – Scottsdale Gallery Association Announces Native Spirit ArtWalk, a Contemporary Native American Fashion Show, and Edible Desert Reception
Scottsdale, AZ – With great excitement, 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.
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 benefiting the Scottsdale Gallery Association. Ticketing details will be published soon.
UPCOMING AT THE ARTWALK 1.26.17
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Scottsdale Gallery Association Announces Edgy Gold Palette ArtWalk In January
Scottsdale, AZ – The Scottsdale Gallery Association is thrilled to announce Local Edge, the January 2017 Gold Palette Art Walk, which will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM on the ArtWalk path (Main Street between Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard and Marshall Way north of Indian School Road). Local Edge will bring together the crème de la crème of emerging, cutting edge artists working in various mediums and platforms, who will be presenting their work on the street and in temporary one-night-only presentations
As the art world continues to morph and change with technology, materials, and mediums, often blurring the lines of traditional and contemporary, SGA will bring together some of the Valley’s leading and interesting artists fusing these elements.
This specific Gold Palette ArtWalk continues the story and discussion of Demonstrate! (our November Gold Palette ArtWalk) and will appeal to all demographics and audiences, giving them insight and highlights from emerging, edgy artists to the seasoned, fine artists already on display in our world-renowned galleries.
Artists wishing to participate in this unique display of innovative art should submit the images of five to seven of their pieces along with a short biography to Veronica Graffius at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING AT THE ARTWALK 3.3.16
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – “New West” Gold Palette ArtWalk Event Plans Complete
Today the Scottsdale Gallery Association announced final plans for its March 3 New West ArtWalk event, planned from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. along the ArtWalk line on Marshall Way and Main Street in downtown Scottsdale. Galleries and businesses located adjacent to the ArtWalk Line are encouraged to participate by staying open until 9:30 p.m. and offering special promotions designed to drive customer traffic during the event.
Now celebrating more than 40 years, Scottsdale ArtWalk is the original ArtWalk event. The March 3 Gold Palette event presents a unique take on the spectrum of Western and Native arts, celebrating Scottsdale’s Western and Native cultural heritage. Native American and Western entertainers perform along the ArtWalk line, including spectacular costumed dancing and drumming throughout the venue by Yellow Bird Productions from the San Carlos Apache Tribe http://www.yellowbirdproductions.com/; a limited video installation featuring the work of celebrated Western landscape photographer Jim Moon http://jimmoon.photoshelter.com/#!/index 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! http://thesingingcowboy.com/; free horse-drawn carriage rides on Marshall Way north of Indian School; live music throughout the venue; and, “Open house” hospitality in the galleries.
UPCOMING AT THE ARTWALK 1.5.16
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Make room for some vroom along the streets of the ArtWalk.
The Scottsdale ArtWalk, presented by the Scottsdale Gallery Association, is gearing up for this Saturday, January 9, for its special ArtWalk, Art on the Asphalt, from noon to 4pm. A mix of working artists and cool, collectible cars will exhibit along the ArtWalk blocks and ‘50s and ‘60s music will fill the air, along with other musical entertainment. For example, On the Edge Gallery and Xanadu Gallery, among others, are hosting special events. See more in the upcoming section.