Various locations, Scottsdale, AZ
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This fall, the city of Scottsdale, AZ, celebrates its lively arts scene with the second annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts. The four-day festival takes place November 7-10 and features several events that highlight an array of artistic genres and styles, from representational to conceptual and from visual to performance art. “What we’re showing is the diversity and depth of art available in Scottsdale,” says event coordinator Kathy Duley.
One of the biggest events associated with the festival is The West Select, a western invitational show and sale held at the Phoenix Art Museum [see page 36]. This ticketed event kicks off with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 7. Another major event that evening is the Fall for the Arts ArtWalk, which takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. in downtown Scottsdale and features artists’ receptions and show openings at many of the 80-plus galleries in the Scotts- dale Arts District.
From November 7-10, Scottsdale Public Art and Salt River Project present Canal Convergence, a series of events at the Scottsdale Waterfront featuring artisan markets, performance art, temporary installations, and interactive pieces that illustrate the important role of water and community in the Sonoran Desert.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, artists paint and sculpt live during the free Quick Draw event, which takes place at the intersection of Main Street and Marshall Way. The Quick Draw pieces are sold at live auction immediately following the event. On Saturday afternoon, visitors to galleries can mingle with artists while browsing at the first-ever Conversations With Artists event. Later that evening, the Scotts-dale Artists’ School hosts a ticketed fundraising event that includes food and drink, a silent auction, live music, and artists’ demonstrations.
Other attractions include professional dance performances at the Scotts- dale Center for the Performing Arts and numerous exhibitions and shows at museums and galleries in and around Scotts-dale. “There’s a lot of energy and enthusiasm for this event,” Duley says. “It’s really exciting to see everyone coming together to promote the arts in Scottsdale.” —Lindsay Mitchell
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