Scottsdale Gallery Association Announces Scottsdale Arts District Reopening
Galleries offering additional safety measures, private appointments and more
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Gold Palette 2020-2021 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.
|46th Season Kickoff - Art + Chocolate||October 8, 2020||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Canal Convergence||November 12, 2020||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Scottsdazzle||December 10, 2020||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Demonstrate + Donuts||January 14, 2021||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|TBD||February 11, 2021||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Native Spirit||March 4, 2021||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Western Week||April 15, 2021||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|TBD||July, 2021||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
Our Next Events
Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts its final Gold Palette ArtWalk of the year on Thursday, December 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. within the Scottsdale Arts District — stretching along Main Street from Scottsdale Road west to Goldwater Boulevard and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. Featuring holiday events to coincide with the City of Scottsdale’s fifth annual Scottsdazzle extravaganza, the event invites art afficionados to enjoy seasonal entertainment as they peruse participating galleries.
“We’re excited to welcome our art community and art enthusiasts to enjoy some holiday fun this year in a safe and socially distanced way,” says French Thompson, president of the Scottsdale Gallery Association and owner of French Designer Jeweler located in the Scottsdale Arts District. “Many of our members are excited to present holiday celebrations within their own galleries so guests have an opportunity to explore a wide array of art mediums and in many instances meet featured artists while getting into the holiday spirit.”
This year, special precautions are being taken to ensure guests safety, and attendees are asked to practice social distancing and wear a mask. During the event, attendees can enjoy special guest appearances from Santa and the Grinch, live performances by traditional strolling carolers, and treats and sips while they get their holiday shopping done for the art lovers in their lives! Participating galleries featuring artists’ receptions and their own holiday celebrations, in accordance with CDC guidelines, include:
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7077 E. Main Street, #5
In celebration of the holidays, Carstens Fine Art hosts its Small Works Show from December 10 through January 8, 2021. The opening reception during the Scottsdazzle ArtWalk is set to feature new small oil paintings by Cyndy Carstens — in just the right size for gift giving — as well as live music by renown harpist Jocelyn Obermeyer.
7077 E. Main St.
King Galleries presents “Acoma Deer and Autumn Leaves,” featuring works in clay by Frederica Antonio, Robert Patricio, Alicia Chino, and other artists. The exhibit will on be display through December 19 and also available online for those that wish to peruse the gallery’s art from the comfort of their homes.
7120 E. Main Street
During the ArtWalk, guests can peruse art within the Gallery, enjoy refreshments, and observe live demonstrations as artist Dusty Kinman paints desert landscapes.
On the Edge Gallery
7077 E. Main Street, Suite 1
Featured at On the Edge this season are three of the gallery’s artists — Shelly Taylor, Jenny Willigrod, and Paulette Galop — who will be onsite to meet and interact with guests during the event. On display will be Taylor’s unique, elegant kumihimo jewelry, Willigrod’s Southwest-inspired whimsical, colorful and bold pastels, and Galop’s stunning selection of large sculptural ceramics.
Quan’tum Art, Inc.
7077 E. Main Street, Suite 16
In the courtyard net to the gallery, Quan’tum Art, Inc. presents I’M GOING UNDER!, an outdoor illuminated mixed-media sculptural installation of life below the surface of the sea, by John Gleason who will be present to meet and greet with guests. Also featured during the ArtWalk are the artful hand-painted denim works and other pieces by Jacque L Keller in Jacque’s Clothesline. Refreshments will be served.
The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main Street
The Gallery is pleased to present new pewter vessels by local Arizona artist Fred Ortiz during the ArtWalk.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
The Gallery invites guests to enjoy some holiday cheer and conversation with featured artists Diane Barbee, Judy Feldman, and Nancy Pendleton while viewing and discussing their works.
7039 E. Main Street
During the Gold Palette ArtWalk, Xanadu is pleased to debut the Spiritiles exhibit featuring enamel tiles by enamel artist Houston Llew. With each enamel tile displaying a beautiful image with an inspirational quote, Spiritiles make perfect holiday gifts. In addition to new pieces, Xanadu offers a large selection of retired and exclusive Spiritiles.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts the nation’s oldest ArtWalk — established in 1975 — every Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 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.
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.