ArtWalks are free to the public every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 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 2018-2019 ArtWalk ScheduleDuring the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Gold Palette ArtWalks, presented eight times per year in partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Arts District features activities, live music, entertainment and refreshments that correlate with that month’s chosen theme. These eight Gold Palette ArtWalks have extended hours and begin at 6:30 p.m.
|Demonstrate! Artists Celebrating Scottsdale||October 11, 2018||6:30pm to 9:00pm|
|Contemporary Focus||November 15, 2018||6:30pm to 9:00pm|
|Scottsdazzle||December 13, 2018||6:30pm to 9:00pm|
|Demonstrate! ... And Doughnuts||January 17, 2019||6:30pm to 9:00pm|
|Western Week||February 7, 2019||6:30pm to 9:00pm|
|Native Spirit||February 28, 2019||6:30pm to 9:00pm|
|Sip of Scottsdale||April 11, 2019||6:30pm to 9:00pm|
|Summer Spectacular||July 11, 2019||6:30pm to 9:00pm|
Demonstrate… and Donuts
Thursday, January 17, 2018 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association is honoring first responders through its first Gold Palette ArtWalk of the New Year. The event will serve as a fundraiser to benefit the 100 Club of Arizona, a non-profit organization that has been providing assistance to statewide public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, EMT/paramedics and their families since 1968.
Themed “Demonstrate… and Donuts,” this special Gold Palette ArtWalk will feature donut-sampling opportunities at many of the Scottsdale Arts Districts’ participating galleries along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue. Local donut shops will provide the donut tastings and entertainment includes traditional bagpipe musical performances and demonstrations from local artists.
“We are indebted to the protection and safety that our Scottsdale Police and Fire Departments provide to residents and businesses throughout the city,” according to Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “This event is a fun and unique way for us to engage the community, thank these first responders for their service and give back to them for all they do for us.”
The Scottsdale Police Department’s K-9 Unit will also be on hand throughout the event, providing guests with community safety demonstrations and information about the important role police dogs play within the force.
The following galleries will offer donuts samples and demonstrations from local artists:
Amery Bohling Fine Art
7100 E. Main Street, #A
Guests can join the celebration of Arizona Highway’s Grand Canyon issue featuring the work of Amery Bohling, enjoy donut sampling, and mix and mingle with the artist along with Arizona Highways Editor Robert Stieve, Susan Schroeder, CEO of the Grand Canyon Conservancy, and the Grand Canyon Trail Crew who are featured in the painting.
Art One Gallery, Inc.
4130 N. Marshall Way
Artists Herb Schultz and Tom Stephenson will be in-studio for live demonstrations and meet and greet with guests.
Bonner David Galleries
7040 E. Main St.
Artist Max Hammond will be in-studio showcasing his work, and mix and mingling with guests as they enjoy donuts.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7077 E. Main St., #5
Carstens hosts two artists who are also local teachers — Karin Carlson and Monica Garvey — as well as acoustical guitarist John Calvert during ArtWalk, with, of course, donuts!
7160 E. Main St.
This gallery welcomes guests to enjoy an array of contemporary art while enjoying donut sampling.
French Designer Jeweler
148 E. Main St.
The gallery features a Computer Aided Design (CAD) demonstration using Matrix®, one of the most powerful jewelry programs available. Demonstration videos include Lotus Cluster Ring, Antique Ring, Knife Edge Ring and more.
J Klein Gallery
7136 E. Main St.
Artist Jim Klein will be in-studio demonstrating his bold, bright acrylic masterpieces while guests enjoy sweet treats.
7120 E. Main St.
Guests can enjoy a special wine and cheese reception featuring artists Dale Terbush (painter) and E.C. Wynne (sculptor).
On the Edge Gallery
7050 E. 5th Ave.
The gallery will feature accessible art with five artists onsite demonstrating their creative processes in real time including Julia Harmon (jeweler), Jan Downey (gourd art), Valerie Hildebrand (batik), Cal Vender Kooi (wood turner) and Jan Stiles (table jewelry).
Quantum Art, Inc.
7077 E. Main St., #16
During the event, Quantum Art highlights copper sculpture works by three-dimensional mixed media artist John Gleason.
Wilde Meyer Annex
7100 E. Main St.
The studio’s “Influences” exhibit, featuring works from artists Patrick Coffaro, Charles Davison and Melissa Johnson, runs all month long. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during ArtWalk, the Annex hosts a special reception with Charles Davison, who will be demonstrating his artistic craft.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
The gallery’s “Virtuosity” exhibit is on display January 1 through 31, with a reception during ArtWalk featuring virtuoso painters Sherri Belassen, Karen Bezuidenhout and Debora Stewart along with donuts.
7039 E. Main St., #101
The gallery’s Artist Focus Meet and Greet during ArtWalk features artist Michael Swearngin whose contemporary cowboy and western-themed paintings are local favorites.
Participating galleries along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue welcome guests to peruse their masterpieces. The Gold Palette ArtWalk brings together the finest art in Scottsdale, including 28 galleries and two museums — Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. During the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Gold Palette ArtWalk, presented in partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Arts District offers free trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides to various restaurants, museums, galleries and more throughout Downtown Scottsdale. Free parking areas abound and valet service is offered.
Scottsdale Main Street | Photo by Tim Fuchs