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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||January 14, 2021||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Artistic Variety||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.|
|Summer Spectacular||June 24, 2021||6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
Our Next Event
Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
As part of the City of Scottsdale’s Western Week, an homage to the area’s Western roots and culture to date, the Scottsdale Gallery Association announces its Western Week themed Gold Palette ArtWalk on Thursday, April 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association with participation of member art studios and galleries throughout the Scottsdale Arts District, which resides along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue, the Western Week themed ArtWalk will feature Western artists and live music from Desert Dixie.
“Scottsdale is home to an incredible wealth of Western artists and many of our galleries also feature Western art from around the world,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “The City’s Western Week celebration is a perfect time for us to help promote and showcase that art, much of which pays homage to the city’s rich Western history and culture.”
Participating galleries with specialty Western themed events and exhibits of their own include:
7120 E. Main Street
Two highly skilled Western artists will be in attendance doing live demonstrations including Elie Hazak, whose bronze sculptures depict vivid scenes of Indians, cowboys and mountain men, and painter Dale TerBush, whose constant state of creativity results in electrifying ethereal landscape art that is elegant, mysterious, exciting and bold.
On the Edge Gallery
7077 E. Main Street, Suite 1
On the Edge presents the “Best of the New West” featuring four talented and non-traditional Western and Southwestern artists onsite to meet and mingle including Lynn Thrower (unique skull creations), Julie Gilbert (Southwest Boho organic and “mildly contemporary” art), Gail Haire (paintings inspired by the joy of nature) and Sheila Kollasch (vibrant desert scenes brought to life by her childhood memories in the Sonoran Desert).
Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
During the ArtWalk, “The Wilde Wild West” event takes place at Wilde Meyer Gallery, featuring an in-depth look at western habitats and their inhabitants through the eyes of contemporary artists including Sherri Belassen, Karen Bezuidenhout, James Swanson, Ron Russon, Kari Rives, Theresa Paden, Chaille Trevor, Sarah Webber, Peggy McGivern, Peggy Judy, Ka Fisher, Greg Dye, and more.
7039 E. Main Street, Suite 101
Xanadu Gallery celebrates Western Week with new works by mixed-media collage artist Dave Newman who incorporates old photography, paint, and random objects and memorabilia into his popular art.
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.