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! Artists Celebrating Scottsdale
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
The 2018-2019 Gold Palette ArtWalk season kicks off with Demonstrate! Artists Celebrating Scottsdale. Guests can enjoy multiple live demonstrations featuring artists’ individual interpretations of “Scottsdale” and Scottsdale-based entertainment.
In addition to the galleries along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue welcoming guests to peruse their masterpieces, select galleries will be featuring dedicated artists’ demonstrations, meet and greets, live music and more. The event is a precursor to other Scottsdale celebrations throughout the month, including the Celebrate ’68 festival on October 13, honoring the 50th Anniversary of Scottsdale City Hall and Scottsdale Civic Center Library.
Events taking place during the “Demonstrate! Artists Celebrating Scottsdale” ArtWalk include:
7178 E Main St.
Featured artist Trevor Swanson will be onsite to demonstrate his artistic wildlife techniques. Swanson is the son of world-renowned wildlife artist Gary R. Swanson, and has continued his father’s legacy with his own appreciation for realism, detail and value systems essential to wildlife rendering.
Wilde Meyer Annex, Wilde Meyer Gallery
7100 E. Main St.
Wilde Meyer will offer a reception with refreshments and a group show in addition to artists’ demonstrations by Sara Newton and Stephanie Paige. During their Sophisticated Style Show throughout October, The Wilde Meyer Gallery at 4142 N. Marshall Way will feature works by Karen Bezuidenhout, Peggy Judy, Michael Kessler and more with the overall theme being “The Wilde Ones.”
Paul Scott Gallery
7103 E. Main St.
Guests can enjoy two live demonstrations featuring Bulgarian-born Arizona resident Martin Dimitrov, known for his strong compositional eye and realism, and Tempe artist Spencer Simmons,an emerging realist and a strong watercolorist. A collection of small works by both artists that celebrate the local scenes of the City of Scottsdale will be on display as well.
7077 E. Main St.
Artist Ingrid Donaldson, who specializes in local wearable art, will be showcasing her jewelry patterning and stone-setting skills during the event.
The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main St.
Featuring Arizona bronze artist Fred Ortiz whose works are inspired by the ancient cultures of the southwest including the Mimbres tribe dating back to 500 AD, and interprets their primitive designs with a contemporary appeal.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7077 E. Main St., #5
An Arizona resident for nearly 40 years, juried artist Sandra Ortega will be demonstrating her passion for pastels.
J. Klein Gallery
7136 E. Main St.
Guests can visit the Art Factory location, one block west of the Gallery, to meet Jim Klein and enjoy a live piano performance while Jim paints one of the bold and bright acrylic pieces for which he is known.
7039 E. Main St., #101
Featured artist John Horejs will be demonstrating his oil landscape masterpieces, which he has been creating since he bought his first set of oil paints in 1973. His art showcases a blend of realism and impressionism using multiple techniques to achieve the end result.