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The Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) 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.
Now in our 45th year, we are amazed by and humbled at how our ArtWalks have united the art community and given local artists a true home here in Scottsdale. The Gold Palette ArtWalks include:
45th Season Kickoff
Thursday, October 10
This special event will kick off the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Gold Palette ArtWalk’s 45th season with live musical performances, “meet the artist” demonstrations, and a historical look at ArtWalk over the past four and one-half decades.
Contemporary Focus ArtWalk
Thursday, November 21
As part of the City of Scottsdale’s “Contemporary Month,” taking place October 26 through November 25, this event highlights contemporary artists born since 1950 and their redefinition of art.
Thursday, December 12
Taking place during the city’s Scottsdazzle month-long holiday celebration, this themed ArtWalk features strolling carolers, live holiday musical performances, shopping opportunities with sales for holiday gift-giving, and other spirited activities.
Demonstrate! … And Doughnuts ArtWalk
Thursday, January 16
Guests can sample donuts in many of the participating galleries while also enjoying traditional bagpipe performances and more, with proceeds benefitting the 100 Club.
Western Week ArtWalk
Thursday, February 6
This ArtWalk recognizes Scottsdale’s Wild West roots and its wide range of historical culture with Western-themed entertainment and more.
Native Spirit ArtWalk
Thursday, March 5
This ArtWalk pays homage to Native American artists, their culture and history in Scottsdale with Native American art and other authentic displays, live entertainment, and traditional food.
45th Season Official Celebration: Art, Wine & Chocolate
Thursday, April 16
Savor wine and chocolate pairings while enjoying live music and celebrating the longevity of our nation’s longest-running ArtWalk.
Thursday, July 9
Guests are invited to enjoy some cool entertainment and refreshments while perusing hot art during this event.
The Gold Palette ArtWalk takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and presents the finest art in Old Town Scottsdale throughout 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 rides to various restaurants, museums, galleries and more throughout Old Town Scottsdale. Free parking areas abound and valet service is available.
About the Scottsdale Gallery Association:
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. Scottsdale’s ArtWalk events began in 1975 to give guests an opportunity to enjoy featured artists at the galleries, a vibrant cultural environment, entertainment and refreshments. For more, visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com.
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