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|
Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association is pleased to announce the return of its Summer Spectacular Scottsdale ArtWalk. Taking place throughout the Scottsdale Arts District, along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue, the Summer Spectacular will be the “coolest” art event of the season!
On Thursday, July 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., art enthusiasts are invited to take a virtual vacation to the tropics — while enjoying cool, refreshing drinks and ice-cold treats from Ice Cream Sociables including custom ice cream bowls and iced espressos. To coincide with the tropical-travel theme, participating galleries are set to display exhibits and artworks by national and international artists, lending itself to the “vacation vibe” of this art walk.
“We are pleased to give our art enthusiasts a ‘cool’ and unique way to experience our weekly ArtWalk during the summer,” says French Thompson, president of the Scottsdale Gallery Association. “With an ice-cold sip or treat — and a little imagination — we hope to inspire guests to feel as though they’re on a little vacation getaway during our Summer Spectacular.”
Participating galleries will also be featuring cooling libations and treats within their studios, with live music and other entertainment on the street—including a steel drum band playing the sounds of the tropics.
More than 39 Old Town Scottsdale galleries are represented in the Scottsdale Gallery Association as members and participate in the SGA’s weekly art walks and special events. Galleries represent a wide array of art mediums including paintings from traditional landscape and portrait to contemporary works, sculptures, photography and one-of-a-kind jewelry.
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.