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, November 15, 2018 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Gold Palette ArtWalk announces its November 15 theme: Contemporary Focus, honoring Scottsdale Contemporary Month.
Running through November 21, Scottsdale Contemporary Month recognizes the city’s vibrant contemporary art community with a number of events and activities, including the Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light, a 10-day (Nov. 9-18) interactive experience that showcases and celebrates water, art and light along the Scottsdale Waterfront; ArtFest 2018 (Nov. 17-18) featuring more than 150 artists, fine crafts, local authors and live music; Scottsdale Public Art’s Local Light, light-based art installations created by local artists and featured at businesses along Marshall Way south of the Canal; and of course, the Contemporary Focus Gold Palette ArtWalk. During this special event, multiple galleries will be hosting contemporary artists including:
River Trading Post
7033 E. Main St.
Featuring Dr. Carol Lujan, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, professor emerita at ASU, and a clay and glass artist. Lujan finds inspiration for her contemporary works in the beauty, strength, endurance, humor and sovereignty of American Indian nations and peoples.
On the Edge Gallery
7050 E. 5th Ave.
On the Edge hosts four of its most contemporary artists — Valerie Hildebrand (abstract acrylics), Jane Nassano (recycled found objects), Gabe Salcido (metal) and Teresa Wilson (fluid acrylic painting) — that push boundaries and ask questions about what art is and what it can be. The artists will be on hand to mix and mingle while also creating “art on the edge.”
7039 E. Main St., #101
Featuring contemporary figurative paintings and sculpture by Colombian-born, New Mexico resident, painter and sculptor Guilloume Perez. Themes of partnership and family stand out in Perez’ works, and his message that human beings have more in common than they have differences is illustrated in his art.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7077 E. Main St., #5
Carstens hosts guest artist Michelle Micalizzi, whose “The Gratitude Series” exhibit will be on display from November 15 through November 29. Micalizzi’s multimedia paintings are a snapshot in time of her subject’s work and life while conveying a universal message for all and a byproduct of deep meaningful collaboration. Though every piece is inspired by a specific story, the concepts characterized in them are universal.
French Designer Jewelry Gallery
7148 E. Main St.
Wolfgang Vaatz, Namibian-born Arizona resident and Saul Bell Design Award Winner, will be the guest artist at French Designer Jewelry Gallery during the Contemporary Focus ArtWalk. Featuring wearable art inspired by nature and created out of Vaatz’ passion for discovery, recognizing the potential of his environment and his desire to share joy through his art.
Wilde Meyer Annex
7100 E. Main St.
Wilde Meyer’s Contemporary Focus exhibit “All About Dogs” runs throughout the month of November with a special artists’ reception on the evening of the Gold Palette ArtWalk. This group show highlights art about dogs, their ancestors and their relatives. Dogs of all stature and types will be represented from the likes of artists Connie Townsend, Patricia Hunter, Trevor Mikula, Kari Rives, Sarah Webber and Theresa Paden.
Participating galleries along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue welcome guests to peruse their masterpieces, and multiple Creative Vortexes will be set up along Main Street allowing guests to express their creativity on large canvases with a variety of mediums from chalk to paint.
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 weekly 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.