Scottsdale Gallery Association Announces Scottsdale Arts District Reopening
Galleries offering additional safety measures, private appointments and more
With Governor Ducey’s latest phase of reopening the state, the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) is pleased to announce that the Scottsdale Arts District and many of its galleries are open for business. In an effort to ensure the health and safety of gallery patrons, each SGA member gallery has put additional safety measures into place including scheduling private appointments.
“We are thrilled to welcome back our art community and would like to offer patrons peace of mind by ensuring them that we have done everything we can as an association to help them feel safe and comfortable returning to our Arts District,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “We are grateful for all the loyal art aficionados from the valley — and around the country — that continue to support our local galleries and artists.” The following galleries are open with the following safety protocols:
Carstens Fine Art
7077 E. Main St., #5
Currently by appointment only, Carstens’ reopens Friday, May 15, with enhanced safety procedures in place, and regular summer hours, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday.
French Designer Jeweler
7148 E. Main St.
Currently by appointment only, French Designer Jeweler officially opens Monday, May 18 with weekly hours Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery employees will be wearing masks and request that patrons wear masks as well. Hand sanitizer will be offered, and all jewelry will be sanitized after it has been tried on or touched.
7160 Main St.
Reopening May 12, Gebert Contemporary’s two level gallery offers ample space for easy social distancing while viewing art. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open for regular gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With our 5400 square foot space there is plenty of room for social distancing and we are following the protocols for sanitizing the gallery before and after each visitor.
The Legacy Gallery
7178 E. Main Street
Now open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, The Legacy Gallery offers 17,000 square feet of viewing space, making it ideal for social distancing. The Gallery’s Scottsdale Art Auction is now open for viewing, and the Auction itself has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 13, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
7077 E. Main St., #20
Now open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and for private appointment as well, King Galleries’ employees wear masks and have masks, gloves (if desired) and hand sanitizer available for patrons. Social distancing is observed including limiting the number of guests in the gallery at a time; private viewing appointments can be scheduled upon request. All items are packed and shipped in house in accordance with health standard requirements.
Quan’tum Art, Inc.
7077 E. Main St., #16
Currently open by appointment only until stay-at-at home order is lifted on Friday, May 15 (or after, if extended). Call to schedule a private viewing.
7177 E. Main St.
Signature Gallery is now open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily with enhanced sanitation efforts including offering hand sanitizer for guests.
T.H. Brennan Fine Art
7150 E. Main St.
Brennen Fine Art is open throughout the off-season from Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are taking appointments on all other days and we can accommodate most schedules.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
With a soft opening on Friday, May 8, Wilde Meyer Gallery officially reopens Friday, May 15. The Gallery sanitizes all surfaces and commonly touched areas frequently, and staff wear masks. Masks and sanitizer available is available for visiting clients and social distancing is observed. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Beginning Thursday, May 21, the Gallery will be open Thursday evenings during ArtWalk.
7039 E. Main St., #101
Now open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Xanadu Gallery now features social distance requirements and additional sanitizing protocols. Appointments can be made outside of those hours, and those that prefer to shop online can receive free shipping anywhere in the continental United States by using code FREESHIPPING upon checkout.
Gold Palette 2019-2020 ArtWalk ScheduleThe SGA’s Gold Palette ArtWalks are offered eight times a year in addition to the SGA’s weekly Thursday evening ArtWalks and feature extended gallery hours, special activities and experiences for attendees such as complimentary wine tasting and/or small bites, and live music and entertainment that align with each event’s theme.
|45th Season Kickoff||October 10, 2019||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Contemporary Focus||November 21, 2019||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Scottsdazzle||December 12, 2019||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Demonstrate! ... And Doughnuts||January 16, 2020||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Western Week||February 6, 2020||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Native Spirit||March 5, 2020||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|45th Season Official Celebration: Art + Chocolate - CANCELLED||April 16, 2020||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Summer Spectacular||July 9, 2020||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
Our Next Event
Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
On Thursday, July 9, the Scottsdale Gallery Association celebrates its Summer Spectacular Gold Palette ArtWalk — the coolest way to check out art within the Scottsdale Arts District. During the event, which takes from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. throughout the District, which resides along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue. Participating galleries will be offering cool refreshments for guests as they peruse the art. Entertainment includes live music, special themed exhibits, live demonstrations and artists meet and greets. For a great way to beat the heat this season, the SGA Summer Spectacular is the place to be!
The Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts the nation’s oldest ArtWalk — 45 years and counting! — every Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with eight specially themed Gold Palette ArtWalks occurring throughout the year that offer guests refreshments, entertainment, specialty exhibits and more aligned with each theme. The SGA 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.
The Thursday night artwalk series is currently on hold in light of COVID-19 but will resume this summer on a date TBD.
A nonprofit organization, the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) consists of gallery owners that promote fine art galleries in the Scottsdale Art District. Scottsdale is home to more than 100 galleries dedicated to exhibiting the finest visual art from around the world as well as local Arizona art. The galleries offer a diverse array of works in a wide variety of mediums. SGA members strive to make art accessible to all, from the serious art collector to the casual art patron.