Gold Palette ArtWalk

The Gold Palette ArtWalk Series will provide the visitor with a variety of art themes and experiences from video works, western and Native American art to a car show infused with live artists. All events will be enhanced by music and entertainment to the theme of the Gold Palette series.

Gold Palette 2023-2024 ArtWalk Schedule

The SGA’s Gold Palette ArtWalks are offered throughout the 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.
(Please note, dates and themes are subject to change.)
Canal ConvergenceNovember 9, 20236:30 to 9:00 p.m.
ScottsdazzleDecember 7, 20236:30 to 9:00 p.m.
DemonstrateJanuary 11, 20246:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Western WeekFebruary 1, 20246:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Native SpiritFebruary 29, 20246:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Small Works, Big TalentApril 11, 20246:30 to 9:00 p.m.
June DaysJune 6, 20246:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Summer SpectacularJuly 11, 20246:30 to 9:00 p.m.

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An unseen artist paints cloud or foam-like forms with a small brush in the corner of a canvas over a blue and tan background adjacent to a large black space.

June Days

Thursday, June 6, 2024 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

In celebration of summer, things are heating up in the Scottsdale Arts District, which stretches along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave. On Thursday, June 6, the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) and participating member galleries present the June Days Gold Palette ArtWalk in conjunction with the city of Scottsdale’s June Days summer spectacular. Guests can take in live music and cool refreshments as they stroll through the district and enjoy masterpieces that evoke summertime vibes.

“Summertime in Scottsdale is a perfect time for locals to really embrace everything we love about the area, including our robust art community,” said Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “We invite everyone to come out for a beautiful summer evening filled with entertainment and some of the most incredible art from local, national and even international artists.”

The following galleries are featuring special summer-themed exhibitions and events within their storefronts during the event:

Altamira Fine Art
7038 E. Main St.
During the June Days ArtWalk, Altamira Fine Art will be highlighting the stunning works of Arizona artists Kenneth Peloke and Geoffrey Gersten. Peloke’s art depicts “wild characters” both animals and people that embrace the freedom to roam, much as the artist himself is inclined to do. Gersten’s current exhibition at Altamira showcases nostalgic, sometimes black and white, images of the past that have been vibrantly brought to life by dramatic pops of color.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7100 E. Main St., #B
During the Artwalk, Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery is pleased to present a Celebration of Summer featuring painting demonstrations, live music and light refreshments.

Gebert Contemporary Art Gallery
7160 E. Main St.
Gebert Contemporary will be showcasing several uniquely summery pieces by Arizona artist Cher Juracich.

On the Edge Gallery
7045 E. Main St.
Get out of the heat and step in to the cool haven of creativity at On the Edge Gallery! Vibrant paintings and intricate sculptures and much more will be on display and guests can meet Lynn Gustafson, fused glass artist, and Cindy Snider, acrylic abstract and geometric artist.

The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main St.
ArtWalk attendees are invited to immerse themselves into the captivating world of woodwork through the eyes and art of Greg Campbell. Each of his pieces tell a story and evoke a sense of wonder through the grains and curves of the wood vessels.  

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
In celebration of the season, Wilde Meyer Gallery presents an exhibition featuring summery art by a variety of gallery favorite artists including Greg Dye, Dara Daniel, Kristin Harvey and more.

Xanadu Gallery
7039 E. Main St., #101
Xanadu Gallery is featuring works by award-winning photographic artist Elisabeth Ladwig, whose work is the convergence of photography, graphic design and collage art. Fueling her creations is a grade-school revelation connecting science, nature and magic: the idea that all of life’s mysteries fall within the parameters of scientific explanation, that science abides by the Laws of Nature and that all of it is magical.


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Brilliant pink, orange to blue/purple sunset reflected on clouds over Scottsdale Old Town Main Street with yellow lights wrapping the palm trees.

Small Works, Big Talent

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

 The Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) is pleased to present its Small Works, Big Talent Gold Palette ArtWalk. The event takes place Thursday, April 11 from 6:30-9 p.m. throughout the Scottsdale Arts District, which stretches along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave.

During the event, guests can enjoy live entertainment and refreshments. Participating SGA members will host themed exhibitions highlighting small works of amazing artists within their galleries.

“It is our goals as an association to uncover and advocate for all types of art and artists in our community and beyond,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “We are thrilled to debut our ‘Small Works, Big Talent’ ArtWalk, which highlights a variety of art mediums on a small scale.”

The following galleries are featuring exhibitions within their storefronts during the event:

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7100 E. Main St., #B
Guests are invited to peruse and purchase new small works paintings as well as enjoy live music and light refreshments inside the gallery.

Gebert Contemporary Art Gallery
7160 E. Main St.
An installation of smaller works by John Randall Nelson will be on view at Gebert Contemporary during the event. Among this variety of works, the smallest dimension is 11 inches and the largest is 24 inches.

On the Edge Gallery
7045 E. Main St.
Spring has sprung at On the Edge Gallery! During the ArtWalk, guests are invited to drop in and meet multiple artists including Allison Shock, who creates idiosyncratic clay works are inspired by the natural world, Nancy Palmisano, whose works are inspired by florals and landscapes, and Carol Bendell, whose pastels and watercolor, both utilizing solid drawing skills, are the foundation of her compositions.

Pavillion Fine Arts
7034 E. Main St.
Join us for an intimate exploration of creativity at Pavilion Fine Arts Gallery as we celebrate the intricate details found in works of all sizes. See Juston Daniels’ attention to detail in his impactful glass-blown sculpture and décor, Alicia Hidalgo’s expressive natural arrangements of local flora and fauna, or experience Jenny Floravita’s multi-media ocean scenes that captures nature’s grandeur in miniature. We can’t wait to see you!

Scottsdale Art Auction at Legacy Gallery
7178 E. Main St.
Following the ArtWalk on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, the Scottsdale Art Auction takes place at the Legacy Gallery. Each day begins with registration and preview from 9-11 a.m. and auction begins at 11 a.m.

The highlight of this event is the rare and important oil painting “The Broken Rope” by Charles Russell. One of only a handful of Russell’s oils to come to market over the past decades, “The Broken Rope” is expected to bring between $5 million and $7 million.

Other unique pieces include the Russell Bronze “A Bronc Twister,” Frederic Remington’s Bronze “The Cheyenne,” “The Sculptor” by Eanger Irving Couse, “Carmelita,” an oil by Nicolai Fechin and “A Singer” by Walter Ufer.

The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main St.
The Signature Gallery is pleased to feature an exhibition of original contemporary southwestern artwork by Ray Tigerman. The event will showcase Tigerman’s art alongside his live performances as an accomplished country-western singer. In addition to artwork and live music, guests can enjoy a selection of wine, refreshments and light bites.  

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
Throughout April, Wilde Meyer Gallery will present a show of small works by gallery favorite artists. During the ArtWalk, the gallery will host a reception featuring artists Sandra Pratt, Dara Daniel, Alix Stefan, Jaime Ellsworth and many more.


Hoop dancer Talon Duncan in traditional regalia strikes a dramatic pose with multiple hoops for ArtWalk visitors in Scottsdale, AZ.
Talon Duncan (Apache, Arikara, Mandan and Hidatsa), World Championship Hoop Dance Contest Teen Champion, at the Gold Palette ArtWalk.

Native Spirit

Thursday, February 29, 2024 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

The Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) has announced that its Native Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk will take place Thursday, Feb. 29 from 6:30-9 p.m. During the event, guests can enjoy live entertainment throughout the Scottsdale Arts District, which stretches along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave. Many participating SGA members will also be hosting their own themed exhibitions and events within their galleries.

“Our annual Native Spirit Artwalk celebrates the culture, heritage and beauty of Native peoples and their impact on our lives today as depicted by renowned local and international artists,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “We invite art enthusiasts and collectors to peruse the many exhibitions that our galleries will be presenting. Each which will showcase unique interpretations of the resilient Native spirit.”

Art One Gallery, Inc.
4130 N. Marshall Way
Art One is pleased to present the Maryvale High School Skateboard Show Opening in conjunction with the ArtWalk. This exhibition showcases the works of talented students at this Title 1 high school. Through this longtime collaboration, Maryvale receives an annual grant from the Art One Foundation to help fund this project. The highlight of this show is the skateboards, which are the result of a class project led by art teacher and former Art One artist Chad Knapp. The show will be on display through the end of March.

Gebert Contemporary
7160 E. Main St.
Gebert Contemporary is pleased to present “Diane Silver: Tangled Beauty,” which debuts along with the Native Spirit ArtWalk. The exhibition showcases Arizona artist Diane Silver’s paintings, which stimulate memories and evoke a closer relationship with nature through her interplay of beauty and impermanence as well as the balance she creates between chaos and structure through color, shape and texture. Silver will be present at the reception; the exhibition will remain on view through Thursday, March 28. 

On the Edge Gallery
7045 E. Main St.
On the Edge highlights three artists during this ArtWalk — Ceramic Sculpture artist Paulette Galop, David Knorr, who specializes in ceramics and wood, and Dean Grissom, who only uses wood, wood burning and India inks to create his representations of Native American baskets. Each of the artists will be in-gallery to meet and greet with guests and discuss their artistic inspiration and processes.

Paul Scott Gallery/Paul Scott Exhibitions
7103 E. Main St./ 7117 E. Main St.
On the evening of the ArtWalk, Paul Scott Gallery unveils “Scene & Imagined,” an exhibition by internationally known artist David FeBland. On view at Paul Scott Exhibitions, “Scene & Imagined” refers to and represents the result of FeBland’s unique artistic process, which begins with observations of everyday comings and goings amongst humanity as it passes in public spaces. Not simply transcriptions of these observations, however, there is quite a bit of imagination incorporated into the development of each piece. This leaves the viewer to answer the question of what was seen, or rather what the scene actually was, and what was imagined.

The Legacy Gallery
7178 E. Main St.
The Legacy Gallery is pleased to partner with Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West to present a special event curated for Western art collectors. The weekend following the ArtWalk, The Legacy Gallery and Western Spirit present Western Horizons, a two-day auction and art-centric event.

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
Wilde Meyer Gallery presents “Western Perceptions and Interpretations,” which features Western-inspired art by a variety of artists including Jim Nelson, Sherri Belassen and Dara Daniel. The gallery will also host a reception during the event.


Detail of the painting America Ephemeris by John Randall Nelson featuring a patterned red background with a bullseye covered in holes and abstract shapes in mainly white and black.
John Randall Nelson “America Ephemeris” (detail) at Gebert Contemporary

Western Week

Thursday, February 1, 2024 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

The Scottsdale Gallery Association and its participating members are pleased to present the Western Week-themed Gold Palette ArtWalk on Thursday, Feb 1. Taking place throughout the Scottsdale Arts District from 6:30 to 9 p.m., the event helps to kick-start Western Week and honor the spirit of Scottsdale’s Western roots through various artistic representations.

During the event, guests are invited to peruse the SCA member galleries, many of which will host themed happenings and artistic showcases. Attendees can also enjoy Western-themed entertainment as they stroll along the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave.

“We love to honor Western Week and our city’s rich roots through our Western Week-themed Gold Palette ArtWalk,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “Our galleries represent so many local, national and even international artists that use the Western culture and spirit as inspiration for their art — much of which will be on display for art enthusiasts and collectors to enjoy during the event.”

Participating SGA member galleries that are featuring dedicated Western Week-themed events during the ArtWalk include:

Altamira Fine Art
7038 E. Main St.
Altamira is pleased to present an exhibition of works by tonalist and landscape artist Jared Sanders who travels the West for inspiration. His masterful handling of paint allows him to portray the subtle grace of a small Utah farmhouse at dawn, a vast Montana pasture in early spring or a hundred-year-old Colorado barn. Sanders’ reverence for the everyday contemporary West is clearly evident in his work.

Art One Gallery, Inc.
4130 N. Marshall Way
During this special after-hours Western Week event, Art One hosts a live painting demonstration from local Arizona artist Coleman Charters, who works with paper collage and acrylics to create modern Western-themed paintings. Along with Charters’ works, guests are encouraged to explore Art One’s collection of more than 60 student artists and local Arizona artists.

Gebert Contemporary
7160 E. Main St.
Gebert Contemporary presents paintings and sculptures by Arizona’s John Randall Nelson. His exhibition “John Randall Nelson: When Willie Went West,” exemplifies the artist’s style that is at once primitive, playful and very familiar. Nelson is known for painting central images among layers of symbols and texts that hint at stories or memories and contributing high-visibility sculptures to local landscapes (such as Scottsdale’s “One-Eyed Jack”). He will be in attendance for a meet and greet during the event.

On the Edge
7045 E. Main St.
Guests are encouraged to embrace the beauty of the Wild West as On the Edge Gallery celebrates the region, its art and its artists including Blair C. Dworkin, who revels in the joy of creating bronze sculptures while connecting with horses, Julie Gilbert, who designs and creates jewelry masterpieces, and Lynn Thrower, who combines her passion for colors and textures with her affinity for using skulls to create her unique pieces.

Paul Scott Gallery
7103 E. Main St.
During the ArtWalk, Paul Scott Gallery will be featuring new works by Montana-based artist Cyrus Walker whose works reflect and manipulate mass-produced dime novels and comic books that influenced the themes of the West. Carefully balancing the mythology and preservation of the Western art genre, Walker uses classic ideas and commercial style to capture and manipulate the “Imagined West.”

Pavilion Fine Arts Gallery
7034 E. Main St.
Pavilion Fine Arts Gallery is honored to host local artists Jon Wendell and Curtis Patchin during the Western Week Gold Palette ArtWalk. Known for his ability to capture different views of mother nature and wildlife including natural contemporary abstract pieces, Jon Wendell will be showcasing his Western artworks including the local wild horses from Salt River and select Arizona landscapes. Guests can also meet local artist Curtis Patchin as he describes his process to create amazing acrylic western landscapes on metal. Guests are invited to enjoy beverages and treats as they meet and greet with the artists.  

The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main St.
The Signature Gallery is please to feature premier Western artist Robert Hagan, who will debut a new collection of his Cowboy-inspired Americana oil paintings. Hagan, who hails from Murwillumbah, New South Wales in Australia, has dedicated more than 30 years to perfecting his techniques. Hagan’s work reflects a rich tapestry of experiences. His profound love for the American West was ignited during his stay in the United States, where he was commissioned to paint poignant scenes from the prestigious America’s Cup. In addition to meeting Hagen during the event, guests are invited to enjoy live music, delectable appetizers and an ambiance resonating with the unique culture that can only be found in the American West.

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
In honor of Western Week, Wilde Meyer Gallery presents its newest exhibition: “Western Perceptions and Interpretations” with a reception during the ArtWalk. The show features Western-inspired art by a variety of artists including Jim Nelson, Sherri Belassen and Dara Daniel.


White man in a collared button down shirt grimacing at a painting of a cactus on an easel with finished landscape paintings on a wall in the background.
Photo credit: David Blakeman

Demonstrate!

Thursday, January 11, 2024 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

 In 2024, the Scottsdale Gallery Association continues its beloved Gold Palette ArtWalks, which occur as part of its weekly Thursday evening ArtWalk series. The first Gold Palette ArtWalk of the year, Demonstrate!, takes place Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6:30-9 p.m.

During this special event, which takes place throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave. — guests can enjoy live art demonstrations along the corridors of the district. Many participating SGA members will also be featuring live artists’ demonstrations and receptions within their galleries.

“We look forward to seeing all our favorite art enthusiasts, and welcoming new friends at Demonstrate!,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “This ArtWalk presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity for local artists to showcase their creative processes in real time and allows art lovers to get a glimpse of this.”

As attendees stroll along the Scottsdale Arts District from gallery to gallery, they can enjoy live performances from traditional bagpipers and other entertainment. Select SGA members are also hosting events in their galleries during the Demonstrate! Gold Palette ArtWalk, including:

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7100 E. Main St., #B
Artist and Gallery Owner Cyndy will be doing a live painting during the ArtWalk. Guests can also enjoy live music in the gallery that evening.

On the Edge
On the Edge encourages art enthusiasts to embrace the allure of fresh perspectives in the company of captivating artworks featuring a fusion of culture and inspiration. During this event, guests can drop in and meet featured artists Peggy Orbon (pastel and oil), Shelly Taylor (jewelry) and Cal Vander Kooi (wood turning).

Pavilion Fine Arts Gallery
7034 E. Main St.
During the ArtWalk, Alicia Hidalgo Furner, artist and owner of Pavilion Fine Arts, will be demonstrating how she creates beautiful real flower artwork. During this process, she uses dried flower petals and pieces to create art pieces on canvas, similar to a painting.

The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main St.
The Signature Gallery is proud to host esteemed local artist Reid Richardson during the ArtWalk. Guests will have the exclusive opportunity to witness live artist demonstrations from Richardson himself, offering an immersive experience to view his artistic process. Renowned for his exceptional ability to infuse landscapes with a profound sense of wonder and emotion, Richardson stands out as a luminary in the realm of contemporary art. His bespoke visions of American landscapes, often including Arizona’s own vibrant valleys and sweeping sunsets, have garnered the acclaim of collectors and critics alike. During the event, guests are invited to enjoy wine and appetizers and meet Richardson as he brings his visions to life in oil paint.

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
Throughout January and to coincide with the Demonstrate! Gold Palette ArtWalk, Wilde Meyer Gallery presents an innovative show of  favorite artists with a reception on January 11th  featuring a demonstration by Scottsdale artist Timothy Chapman.

Xanadu Gallery
7039 E. Main St., #101
Xanadu Gallery is pleased to feature works by Arizona artist John Horejs during the Demonstrate Gold Palette ArtWalk. Horejs draws the inspiration for his oil paintings from the breathtaking landscapes of the Western United States. Most of his work is done in-studio using his own photographs of lush landscapes, gardens, clouds and deserts. Horejs will be doing a live painting demonstration in the gallery during the event.


Santa Claus singing with carolers dressed in black and green.
Photo credit: Timothy Fox Photography

Scottsdazzle

Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

On Thursday, Dec. 7, the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) hosts a spirited Gold Palette ArtWalk with a lively Scottsdazzle spin. The event take place from 6:30-9 p.m. throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave. and within participating SGA member galleries.

Guests can enjoy seasonal sips and treats and live festive entertainment including traditional strolling carolers as they peruse the streets of Old Town and the galleries. More than 35 participating SGA member galleries will also be in the festive spirit in honor of the Scottsdazzle ArtWalk.

“Our Scottsdazzle ArtWalk is one of our most festive and well-attended of the season,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) President French Thompson. “We love welcoming our art enthusiasts to enjoy our incredible galleries amid the stunning holiday décor presented by the city. We look forward to celebrating the season with everyone.”

Participating SGA members are hosting their own events and exhibitions within their galleries during the event, including:

Altamira Fine Art
7038 E. Main St.
Altamira Fine Art will be hosting an exhibition and reception for artist Erica Vhay during the ArtWalk. Vhay will be present to meet and mingle with guests.

Art One Gallery, Inc.
4130 N. Marshall Way
During the ArtWalk, art enthusiasts are invited to experience the magic of live coil-building ceramics with talented local artist Mary Delmege. Guests can immerse themselves in this creative process and explore a treasure trove of art and ceramics crafted by the gallery’s community of local and student artists from around the state, ranging from ages 12 to 95!

On The Edge Gallery
7045 E. Main St.
During this spirited ArtWalk, On The Edge Gallery features a number of artists whose works make wonderful holiday gifts, including Arlene Meyer (acrylic, mixed media and ceramics artist), Julia Harmon (jewelry artist), Jon Harmon (pen and ink artist) and Tracy Laasch (felted fiber and mixed media artist).

The Legacy Gallery
7178 E. Main St.
The Legacy Gallery celebrates its 24th annual Holiday Small Works snow, featuring nearly 80 different talented artists from across the country. The show’s artwork offers a range of diversity in both style and subject matter, all at a size perfect for gift giving. The evening also includes an artists’ reception with Tom Browning and an exhibition of his beloved Santa Claus paintings which will be on display and available to the public. Browning loves to depict Santa jolly faced and bearded like many of the traditional Christmas images, but his Santas are often shown off the job and engaged in a variety of leisurely activities including fishing, bronc riding, birdhouse building and even sandcastle making.  

The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main St.
During the Scottsdazzle ArtWalk, The Signature Gallery proudly presents Ron and Sheila Ruiz’ holiday reception, during which the artists’ captivating bronze sculptures will be highlighted. Guests will have the opportunity to engage with the artists, experience their creative process and learn more about their unique patinas.

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
Wilde Meyer Gallery gets into the spirit of the Scottsdazzle ArtWalk with a festive holiday reception during the event and a show of gallery favorite artists’ works, many of which pay homage to the holidays and the winter season.


Gold Palette Artwalk banner for November 2023 showing exhibited art examples for Canal Convergence with the iconic bucking bronco sculpture at the center of Old Town Scottsdale galleries.

Canal Convergence

Thursday, November 9, 2023 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

On Thursday, Nov. 9, the Scottsdale Gallery Association is pleased to present an official Gold Palette ArtWalk in partnership with Canal Convergence. Taking place 6:30 to 9 p.m. throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave., the event aligns not only with Canal Convergence’s mission to provide an authentic and immersive art experience in and around Scottsdale’s canal, but also its 2023 theme of “The Power of Play.”

“We’re extremely excited to partner with Canal Convergence,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) President French Thompson. “As organizations that have long been committed to advocating for and promoting the local art scene to a national and even international audience, we are ideally aligned to work together in our joint missions. We look forward to presenting a one-of-a-kind ArtWalk that embodies the spirit of Canal Convergence and ‘The Power of Play’ theme.”

During the event, guests can enjoy live performances from AZ Beat Lab as well as an interactive “beat” workshop featuring sound machines, drums, samplers and more. This event encourages art enthusiasts of all ages to explore the more than 30 participating galleries and enjoy amazing artwork, jewelry, sculptures and other artistic mediums.

The Canal Convergence ArtWalk also celebrates the kickoff of the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s 2023-2024 season, during which guests can enjoy weekly ArtWalks every Thursday as well as specialty theme Gold Palette ArtWalks in partnership with many of the city of Scottsdale’s annual events such as Scottsdazzle, West Week, June Days and others.

This year’s Canal Convergence, along with the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Canal Convergence Gold Palette ArtWalk, is focused on the concept of play — as one of the most creative and meaningful constructs in the human experience. For the 2023 event, Scottsdale Arts challenges artists to integrate acts of play into the public’s interaction with the artwork as well as to speak to its influence on human development and its ability to unite people across all ages, genders and cultures through shared experience.

Participating SGA members are hosting their own events and exhibitions within their galleries during the event, including:

Art One Gallery, Inc.
4130 N. Marshall Way
Stop by Art One Gallery to explore all of the creative work being produced by students and local Arizona artists. There will also be a live painting demonstration from local artist Rebecca Grace.

The Marshall Gallery
7106 E. Main St.
The Marshall Gallery is pleased to welcome four highly distinguished and exceptionally talented artists during this event — Nocona Burgess, Alvin Gil-Tapia, Douglas Aagard and Chad Holiday. During an artists’ meet and greet, guests can enjoy an exclusive preview of the artists’ latest creations and a unique opportunity to gain an insider’s perspective directly from the artists themselves.

The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main St.
The Signature Gallery is thrilled to present a special event, where the captivating world of urban cubism from acclaimed artist Joëlle Blouin will take center stage. Guests can experience the dynamic fusion of art and play through Blouin’s works, which perfectly aligns with the spirit of play, while pushing the boundaries of artistic expression that is both innovative and thought-provoking. 

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
During the Canal Convergence ArtWalk, Wilde Meyer Gallery hosts the Connie Townsend 25th Anniversary Celebration, honoring the artist’s success in art, which defines fun and play through the depiction of animals, as well as her ongoing support of animal charities. Her works will be offered at 25% off during this celebration.

Xanadu Gallery
7039 E. Main St. #101
During an artist’s reception that evening, Xanadu Gallery is pleased to feature new works by Ana Maria Botero. Botero’s background as an architect and her South American origins influence her painted glass floral and cactus sculptures. Each of her botanical creations is painted on multiple panels of glass with a single hair paintbrush, creating a lifelike appearance.

Canal Convergence 2023 takes place from Friday, Nov. 3-Sunday, Nov. 12. This free, internationally recognized immersive public art event is entirely outdoors and features large-scale, light-based artworks as well as educational workshops, family friendly activities, art tours, live music, dance performances, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and much more. 

Artwork pictured (from top left, clockwise): Aquatics by Philipp Artus, Ripple by Ithaca Studio, Jack Knife by Ed Mell, Dice by Iregular. Aquatics, Ripple, and Dice will be on view at Canal Convergence. Learn more about the artworks featured at the Canal Convergence website.


Woman looking at a painting of trees in fall foliage along a rocky stream with rugged snowy mountains in background

Summer Spectacular

Thursday, July 6, 2023 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
On Thursday, July 6, the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Summer Spectacular themed Gold Palette Artwalk returns after a three-year hiatus. Taking place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave., the event serves as an opportunity for art enthusiasts to visit participating member galleries and enjoy local art.

“Our Summer Spectacular ArtWalk is a special time for residents and visitors alike to really enjoy the vibe of a Scottsdale summer,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) President French Thompson. “Participating galleries will be featuring refreshments to help guests stay cool as they peruse summer-themed exhibits and mingle with featured artists.”

The Legacy Gallery
7178 E. Main St., Scottsdale
During the ArtWalk, the gallery is featuring Arizona artist Matt Smith who at an early age developed a lifelong connection to the Sonoran Desert and the great outdoors. Today Smith can be found painting en Plein air from southern Arizona to the Canadian Rockies, from the California coast to the Rocky Mountains. Inspired by the landscapes of the American West, Smith aspires to capture a balance between mood, look and feel in his paintings.

On the Edge Gallery
7045 E. Main St.
During the ArtWalk, On the Edge Gallery is showcasing two Arizona artists that epitomize sun and fun — the basics of a Scottsdale summer! Susan Feder’s lithe whimsical sculptures bring the carefree spirit of vacation mode to life while Sheila Kollasch’s brilliant-hued renditions of the southwest flora and fauna highlight the natural treasures that flourish in Arizona’s sunny environment. Guests can mix and mingle with the artists during the event.

Quan’tum Art Inc.
7077 E. Main St., #16
Art enthusiasts are invited to enjoy great art, cold refreshments, a cool Instagram-worthy photo spot and, of course, lots of laughs with the artists.

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
The gallery’s “Summer Show of Color” takes place throughout the month of July. A special reception on July 6 coinciding with the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk will feature a wide variety of artists including Greg Dye, Brenda Bredvik, Cathy Carey, Jaime Ellsworth, John Benedict, Pamela Ambrosio, Adam Homan and many others.

Xanadu Gallery
7039 E. Main St., #101
During the ArtWalk, Xanadu Gallery will feature Spiritiles by enamel artist Houston Llew. Each enamel tile features a beautiful image with an inspirational quote. Xanadu offers a large selection including retired and exclusive Spiritiles, which are fun to collect and make great gifts.


Woman looking at a painting of trees in fall foliage along a rocky stream with rugged snowy mountains in background
June Days
Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
On Thursday June 8, from 6:30-9 p.m., the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) is pleased to present its specially themed June Days Gold Palette ArtWalk, which takes place throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave.

The ArtWalk coincides with the city of Scottsdale’s June Days summer spectacular, which serves as an opportunity to celebrate the season throughout Old Town. During the ArtWalk, guests are encouraged to enjoy a cool event featuring live entertainment and art that evokes all the good vibes of summertime!

“Even though it may feel like it, summer is not quite here yet,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “But the vibe of summertime — relaxing, enjoyment and just appreciation for the season is already alive and well in the Scottsdale Arts District! We look forward to celebrating the season and June Days with the community and art enthusiasts during this event.”

In addition to live entertainment and refreshing surprises throughout the Scottsdale Arts District, participating galleries will host their own in-gallery events including:

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7100 E. Main St., #B
During the ArtWalk, guests are invited to come in and cool down while enjoying the soothing melodies of professional harpist Jocelyn Obermeyer as she performs live inside the gallery.

French Designer Jeweler
7148 E. Main St.
French Designer Jeweler specializes in colored gems, which are much rarer and more beautiful than diamonds. As a nod to the vibrancy of the season, French Designer Jeweler will be highlighting the beauty of colored gems throughout June from the likes of artists Alex Sepkus, Barbara Heinrich and Petra Class who use beautiful colored gemstones in their work.

The Marshall Gallery
7106 E. Main St.
During the June Days ArtWalk, The Marshall Gallery hosts artists Joseph Maruska and Paige Pierson, whose exceptional art represents a wide range of painting styles that showcase realism and abstraction. Maruska’s abstract pieces have layers of texture and depth perfect for letting the eye wander. Capturing the beauty of the desert, Pierson’s work blends incredible landscapes with hyper-realistic painting. Guests are invited to come in for a complimentary beverage, meet the artists and watch them live paint during the event.

On the Edge Gallery
7045 E. Main St.
On the Edge Gallery celebrates warmth, a lightness of spirit and a fresh focus on fun during the June Days ArtWalk. Guests are invited to meet four innovative artists — Shelly Hackett, Tracy Laasch, Vicki McKenna and Cindy Snider — who bring warm weather vitality to the gallery through their art. Guests can meet these artists, explore their creations and take home some happy, summery art home.

The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main St.
ArtWalk attendees can view the gallery’s impressive new collection from internationally recognized impressionist painter Robert Hagan. The gallery will be showcasing Hagan’s recent creations and invite guests to enjoy refreshments during this Sonoran summer evening in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale.

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
In conjunction with the city of Scottsdale’s “June Days” Wilde Meyer Gallery is pleased to present a group show of summery art during the ArtWalk.


Brilliant pink, orange to blue/purple sunset reflected on clouds over Scottsdale Old Town Main Street with yellow lights wrapping the palm trees.
Old World Meets New World
Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
On Thursday, April 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) presents the Old World Meets New World Gold Palette ArtWalk. Designed to showcase and honor the artists of the past as well as the artists of tomorrow, the event will feature live music, refreshments and dedicated exhibitions within participating galleries.

The Old World Meets New World Gold Palette ArtWalk, taking place throughout the Scottsdale Arts District, residing along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave., pays homage to artists of a variety of mediums.

“Art allows us to transcend time — to go back to the past and look to the future,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “With this new ArtWalk theme, we encourage art enthusiasts to look beyond time when it comes to art — to appreciate the art of the past and to embrace the art of the future in their varied forms and mediums. Art should not have to fit into the constraints of time, but instead forever commemorate the artists’ true form of expression.”

In addition to entertainment within the Scottsdale Arts District during the ArtWalk, participating Scottsdale Gallery Association member galleries will also be featuring their own unique exhibitions and events that align with the theme including:

Mainview Galleries
7120 E. Main St.
The works of artists Lisa Danielle and Linda Lucas Hardy will be highlighted during the ArtWalk.

The Marshall Gallery
7106 E. Main St.
The gallery hosts a meet and greet with three exceptional artists representing a wide range of painting styles that blend realism and abstraction including Robert Marchessault, Harper Henry and Naomi Brown. Guests are welcome to mix and mingle, ask questions and view the artists’ work while enjoying live painting and complimentary beverages.

On The Edge Gallery
7045 E. Main St.
During this event, On The Edge Gallery welcomes artists Julia Harmon (chain mail and Viking weave), Valerie Hildebrand (Batik) and Shelly Taylor (beaded Kumihimo).

Quan’tum Art Inc.
7077 E. Main St., #16
Highlighting the works of internationally collected artists John Gleason, Suzanne Larson and Jacque L. Keller, the award-winning gallery features its latest contemporary artworks.

The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main St.
Enjoy an evening that bridges the gap between past and present with contemporary and traditional artwork, refreshments and live entertainment at The Signature Gallery. Guests will also be among the first to view the gallery’s new spring collections from internationally acclaimed artists Star Liana York and B.C. Nowlin during the event.

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
Wilde Meyer has proudly represented multiple artists for more than 25 years (such as Sherri Belassen, Linda Carter Holman and more) whose works define the New World art criteria. Though not new to the art world, accomplished painter Lawrence Lee has recently joined the gallery and works by talented new arrival Laura Donavan will also be on display. Guests can expect a wide variety of other New and Old World artistic examples.


Hoop dancer Talon Duncan strikes a dramatic pose while performing
Native Spirit
Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
On Thursday, March 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) and its many member galleries present the Native Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk. Taking place throughout the Scottsdale Arts District, residing along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave., the event honors the city’s Native heritage and vibrant culture through entertainment such as performances by authentic Native dancers and drummers and dedicated exhibitions within participating galleries.

“The member galleries of the Scottsdale Gallery Association represent a wide array of talented local and national artists, many of which represent or are inspired by Native American culture and heritage. During our Native Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk, the galleries and the Scottsdale Arts District feature exhibitions and entertainment paying homage to Native culture,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “We encourage art aficionados and Native culture enthusiasts to join us for an educational, engaging and entertaining evening alive with Native spirit.”

Scottsdale Gallery Association participating members featuring their own unique exhibitions and events in alignment with the Native Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk include:

Art One Gallery, Inc.
4130 N. Marshall Way
Art One Gallery is pleased to showcase a painted skateboard show in collaboration with Maryvale High School. Two Maryvale High School seniors, Alejandro Reyes and Mariana Remato, will be doing live painting demonstrations during the event.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7100 E. Main St., #B
In honor of the Native Spirit ArtWalk, Carstens will show new paintings by artist Tina Garrett, a member of the Putney Painters and a regular participant in the Sotheby’s Art Auctions in New York City. Garrett’s new series of monochrome paintings are done with only one color in multiple values, shades and tints, creating a strikingly beautiful result.

Gebert Contemporary
7160 E. Main St.
Gebert Contemporary features new works of three artists who will be in attendance during the ArtWalk. Michelle Benoit will present new works in her reclaimed Lucite wall series and debut her sculptural pedestal works; Carlos Ramirez will show six 2023 large-scale paintings in his debut show with Gebert Contemporary; and Chris Richter, in his second exhibition at Gebert Contemporary, will show new works from his “Reveal” series.

King Galleries
7077 E. Main St., Ste. 20
During the ArtWalk, King Galleries presents its Heard Show featuring new works from gallery artists Tammy Garcia, Jared Tso, Robert Patricio, Daniel Begay, Nathan Youngblood, Al Qoyawayma, Susan Folwell and more.

The Legacy Gallery
7178 E. Main St.
Legacy Gallery is pleased to host Native Jeweler Arland Ben during the event. Special works will also be on display from artist Alfred Lee, who passed away in 2022.

Mainview Gallery
7120 E. Main St.
Mainview Gallery is home to all original works of 17 highly accomplished painters and sculptures. With more than 30 years in the industry, Owner David Guglielmo has curated some of the finest pieces for collectors of fine art all over the world. Mainview Gallery will feature artist J.D. Challenger during the event.

The Marshall Gallery
7106 E. Main St.
The Marshall Gallery hosts artists Nocona Burgess and David Jonason during the ArtWalk. Guests are invited to enjoy a VIP meet and greet with the artists beginning at 5 p.m. and featuring complimentary beverages. Paintings of the people and places of the southwest will be on display.

On The Edge Gallery
7045 E. Main St.
On the Edge Gallery invites guests to let their minds wander to exotic visual locations while enjoying the masterpieces of the evening’s specially featured artists, inspired by Africa, the southwest and other locations sure to stimulate the imagination. Featured artists include Julie Gilbert (contemporary southwest silver jewelry), Fred Krakowiak (oil on copper and canvas) and Margaret Sullivan (gourds and mixed media).

Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques
7100 E. Main St., Ste. 3
During the ArtWalk, Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques hosts a book signing and meet and greet with Paula A. Baxter (author) and Barry Katzen (photographer) of “Navajo and Pueblo Jewelry Design: 1870-1945.” Guests can also enjoy light refreshments, browse Native American antique jewelry and meet with other collectors.

The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main St.
During the Native Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk The Signature Gallery is pleased to host Ray Tigerman for his debut show in Scottsdale, featuring a striking collection of contemporary acrylic paintings. Through his craft, Tigerman seeks to create bold, colorful and layer-intensive dimensional works of art on canvas and board that evoke a sense of nostalgic mysticism. Guests can also enjoy life music and refreshments.

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
In conjunction with the ArtWalk, Wilde Meyer Gallery will showcase works by Native American artists and other artists inspired by Native American cultures such as Eric Tippeconnic and Jim Nelson.

Zischke Gallery
7172 E. Main St.
Zischke Gallery debuts Chairz, with an opening reception in conjunction with the ArtWalk. This diverse and creative exhibition, which runs from Thursday, March 2 through Thursday, March 16, features the work of 20 local artists, architects, crocheters and the local Mayor resulting in 20 functional and non-functional chairs and serves as a “chair-ity” event benefiting the Scottsdale Artists’ School.

Pictured:Talon Duncan (San Carlos Apache/Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara)

Blond haired man sitting in front of a western landscape painting in progress with brilliant sunset sky
Western Week
Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
On Thursday, Feb. 2 in alignment with the City of Scottsdale’s Western Week event, the Scottsdale Gallery Association presents its Western Week Gold Palette ArtWalk. Taking place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave. — attendees will see Western-themed as well as authentic American Indian artwork, live performances and special exhibitions within participating galleries.

“While Scottsdale has evolved greatly from its Old West roots, there is still much to celebrate and honor about its history as well as the culture that exists in the city today,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “Our Western Week ArtWalk is an opportunity for us to shine the light on our Western heritage and showcase Western art in many mediums from incredible artists from near and far.”

In addition to Western-themed entertainment taking place throughout the Scottsdale Arts District, attendees can peruse Scottsdale Gallery Association member galleries, many of which are hosting their own individual events in correlation with the ArtWalk. Participating galleries include:

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7100 E. Main St., #B
Carstens Fine Art will be showcasing artworks inspired by the skies and landscapes of the West and Southwest including framed oil-on-linen pieces such as “DayDream Antics” by Artist Cyndy Carstens. Guests are invited to enjoy live music and light refreshments inside the gallery during the event.

Gebert Contemporary
7160 E. Main St.
The gallery is featuring prints by Fritz Scholder (Luiseno), fine art photography by Werner Segarra, graphite drawings by Clayton Porter and paintings and augmented-reality works by James Angel during the ArtWalk. Works will remain on exhibition through March 1.

The Legacy Gallery
7178 E. Main St.
The Legacy Gallery will be debuting its Painted West Show in conjunction with the ArtWalk. Featuring paintings and sculpture by nationally known Western painters, the exhibition will remain on display in the gallery through Saturday, Feb. 18.

The Marshall Gallery
7106 E. Main St.
During an exclusive VIP meet and greet from 5 to 9 p.m., guests can mix and mingle with artists Michael Lotenero, Kathy Taylor and Tyler Swain while enjoying live painting demonstrations and complimentary beverages.

On The Edge Gallery
7045 E. Main St.
During the ArtWalk, On The Edge will be highlighting four local and talented artists whose works are inspired by the American West. Guests are encouraged to stop in and chat with the artists — Bruce Boyce (photography), Julie Gilbert (contemporary Southwest silver jewelry), Shelly Hackett (oil) and Lynn Thrower (mosaics).

The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main St.
The Signature Gallery will feature internationally recognized Impressionist Painter Manuel G. Avendano, one of the gallery’s top artists. During the event, Avendano will debut his latest collection of original paradisiacal oil paintings on hand-stretched canvas.

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
During the event, Wilde Meyer Gallery will be showing works from some of its best-loved Western-inspired art from artists such as Timothy Chapman, Wayne Salge and Laura Donovan.

Xanadu Gallery
7039 E. Main St., #101
Xanadu Gallery will be featuring works by Mixed Media Artist Dave Newman. Newman’s works include his original photographs, found objects and vintage magazine articles and advertisements. In making these “time capsules,” Newman focuses on historic locations and recycled objects that bring a sense of nostalgia to his work inspired by the American West.

Zischke Gallery
7172 E. Main St.
The gallery will showcase its Impulsion Horses, which are smaller replicas of the 23-foot-by-39 foot stainless steel horse sculpture at WestWorld in Scottsdale, as well as natural desert cast jewelry, creosote wellness products and desert bonsai. All of the gallery’s featured artists are local and much of the work throughout the gallery largely emphasizes the natural desert landscape.


Demonstrate!
Thursday, January 12, 2023 | 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
It’s sure to be a happy New Year with the return of one of the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s most popular and well-attended Gold Palette ArtWalks — Demonstrate! This special Gold Palette ArtWalk takes place Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. throughout the streets of the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main St. from Scottsdale Rd. to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School Rd. on Marshall Way to 5th Ave. 

The event offers guests an opportunity to view live artist demonstrations at participating galleries— all for a good cause! Serving as a fundraiser for the 100 Club of Arizona and Tunnels To Towers, The Demonstrate Gold Palette Artwalk will also feature live traditional bagpipe performances. 

“It’s honor for us to present this popular event once again and we’re proud it remains one of our most popular events throughout the year,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson. “This serves as proof of the amazing and supportive community we have here in Scottsdale, not only for our vibrant arts scene, but for our firefighters and police officers who risk their lives daily to protect ours.”

The following galleries will be highlighting their own distinct events, on this evening during the Gold Palette Artwalk. 

Altamira Fine Art
7038 E. Main St.
Artist Geoffrey Gersten will be onsite for an artist’s reception during the ArtWalk.  

Art One Gallery, Inc.
4130 N. Marshall Way
Art One Gallery will feature local artists Sal Cosenza and Pat Cain who will be painting live during the event.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7100 E. Main St., #B
Artist Paul Steele will be demonstrating his artistic techniques live for guests to view.

King Galleries
7077 E. Main St., #20
Artist Rain Scott will demonstrate the technique he uses to create original origami paper vessels. The recipient of the “2020 Alan Houser Innovation Award at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market” as well as “Best of Open Standards” at the 2022 Heard Market, Scott’s method is a new medium for Native Arts. 

Mainview Gallery
7120 E. Main St.
Artist Dale Terbush will be onsite with his breathtaking landscape paintings.

The Marshall Gallery
7106 E. Main St.
During an exclusive VIP meet and greet from 5 to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy live painting demonstrations by artists Roger Hayden Johnson, Elena Golberg and Shari Lyon as well as complimentary beverages as they mingle with the featured artists.

On the Edge Gallery
7045 E. 5th Ave.
Guests can enjoy donuts as well as one-of-a-kind pieces by Kristin Kleyer Mangum (woven fiber and mixed media artist), Tracy Laasch (felted fiber and mixed media artist) and Cal Vander Kooi (wood turning artist), all who will be onsite during the event to meet and greet with guests.

Paul Scott Gallery
7103 E. Main St.
Spencer Simmons will be doing artist’s demonstration.

Quan’tum Art, Inc.
7077 E. Main St., #16
Guests can enjoy demonstrations by John Gleason, refreshments, fun and laughter!

Wilde Meyer Gallery 
4142 N. Marshall Way
Artists Sarah Webber and Kate Dardine demonstrate their skills.


Please note there is no ArtWalk on Thanksgiving.