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 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||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.|
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
This December, the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Gold Palette ArtWalk — which takes place Thursday, December 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. within the Scottsdale Arts District along Main Street from Scottsdale Road west to Goldwater Boulevard and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue — envelopes guests with holiday spirit to correlate with the City’s Scottsdazzle holiday extravaganza.
“In addition to our weekly ArtWalks, each Gold Palette ArtWalk allows our participating galleries to draw in the local artists’ community with a cohesive theme,” says French Thompson, president of the Scottsdale Gallery Association and owner of French Designer Jeweler located in the Scottsdale Arts District. “Naturally our December ArtWalk is tied into the City of Scottsdale’s fabulous holiday extravaganza Scottsdazzle, so the spirit of the season will be alive and well this month in the Scottsdale Arts District.”
Participating galleries will be featuring special artists’ receptions and holiday themed refreshments. Throughout the event, guests can also enjoy live holiday music along Main Street, strolling carolers, and, of course, a visit from Santa. Gift ideas for art-loving friends and family in an array of price ranges will be available for shoppers while they peruse galleries to find the perfect gifts to check off their Christmas lists. Participating galleries include:
French Designer Jeweler
7148 E. Main St.
Jewelry artist Carolyn Tyler will be onsite exhibiting her stunning classic yet elegant jewelry that features tones of vibrant 22k yellow gold, her signature matte surface texture, and use of gemstones such as opals, pearls, ancient coins and fossils as well as stones that play with light including moonstone, ammolite and more.
J Klein Gallery
7136 E. Main St.
Guests are invited to enjoy dazzling seasonal spirit at J Klein Gallery and at the Art Factory with live music, a painting demo by Jim, refreshments, and an artwork naming contest as well as a drawing for one of the gallery’s most popular giclées!
7077 E. Main St., #10
The Holiday Small Works Show opens on this evening and runs through December 31.
7120 E. Main St.
Guests can enjoy mixing and mingling with painter Karen Noles and sculptor E.C. Wynee while nibbling cheese and sipping wine.
On the Edge Gallery
7050 E. 5th Ave.
Featured this season at the Gallery are Peggy Orbon, chalk pastel artist who specializes in desert landscapes; Shelly Taylor, who will be displaying her Kumihimo jewelry; and Teresa Wilson, who will showcase her colorful poured acrylic abstracts. Guests can also peruse a selection of one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments and note cards while mingling with the artists and enjoying refreshments and Christmas goodies.
The Fine Art of Southwest Style
7100 Main St., Ste. B
The gallery’s “Scottsdazzle — Southwest Vision” reception takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and when guests mention the word “Scottsdazzle” upon check-out, the gallery will pay the sales tax on any purchases made that evening.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
The gallery’s “Scottsdazzle — Small Works Show” takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and when guests mention word “Scottsdazzle,” the gallery will donate 10 percent of all sales from the evening to animal charities.
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.