FALL FOR THE ARTS IN SCOTTSDALE: Four-Day Event Celebrates Creativity in the Southwest


Wednesday 14th August. London. The 2nd annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts will take place in downtown Scottsdale from the 7th to the 10th November 2013. Building on last year’s event, Scottsdale Fall for the Arts features eight individual events (up from five events in 2012) and spotlights the city’s vibrant cultural scene, which is brimming with an estimated 100 art galleries, world-class museums and performance spaces, and an award-winning public art programme.


Caroline Stoeckel, vice president of marketing for the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau said: “Scottsdale Fall for the Arts was a huge success last year, it allowed us to draw attention to Scottsdale’s arts and cultural scene, and we are excited to continue promoting these offerings to locals and visitors through this event.”


The following is this year’s creative lineup for Scottsdale Fall for the Arts:

Fall for the Arts ArtWalk

Date: 7th November from 7pm to 9pm

Location: Downtown Scottsdale Arts District

Information: Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association, Fall for the Arts ArtWalk features original art in 50 galleries plus artists’ receptions and exhibition openings. Admission is free and complimentary valet parking is offered on Main Street, just west of Marshall Way.


West Select Sale

Date: 7th and 8th November

Location: Phoenix Art Museum

Information: A US$125 (approx £81) ticket offers visitors access to a series of events, including a kick-off reception on the Thursday evening, a sale preview on Friday, an artist presentation and a sale where you can bid on more than 110 works of art including paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by leading artists. The awards lunch is held on Friday afternoon at an additional US$35 (approx £22) per person.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents Diavolo Dance Theater

Date: 7th November at 7:30pm and 8th November at 8pm

Location: Scottsdale Centre for the Performing Arts

Information: Led by founder Jacques Heim, Los Angeles-based Diavolo Dance Theatre is an internationally renowned modern acrobatic dance company that takes movement, athletics and daring acts to the extreme. The troupe’s gravity-defying performances explore the human experience using oversized, surrealistic sets and everyday structures. Tickets start at US$29 (approx £18) per person.



Scottsdale Public Art and SRP present Canal Convergence

Date: 7th to 10th November

Location: Scottsdale Waterfront in Downtown Scottsdale

Information: Canal Convergence brings together performance art, temporary installations and interactive pieces in a new community tradition that illustrates the important role of water and community in Scottsdale and the Sonoran Desert. Artisan markets set up on Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon showcase local artists’ works.



Paint Out Quick Draw Auction, hosted by Main Street Galleries

Date: 9th November from 10am to 1pm

Location: Downtown Scottsdale Arts District – Main Street and Marshall Way

Information: Watch local, regional and national artists paint and sculpt live during this free event in downtown Scottsdale, then bid on the one-of-a-kind artwork in the two-hour “Quick Draw” auction. Live music and special exhibition art shows at nearby galleries to occur simultaneously.


Beaux Arts Fundraiser

Date: Saturday 9th November at 6pm

Location: Scottsdale Artists School

Information: Enjoy a fabulous and festive evening featuring a silent auction, live music, artist demonstrations, and libations and light fare for US$125 (approx £80) per person. All proceeds benefit the Scottsdale Artists School.


Conversations with Artists, hosted by Gallery Row

Date: 9th November, afternoon

Location: Downtown Scottsdale Arts District – Main Street, west of Marshall Way

Information: Mix and mingle with artists on Gallery Row and ask them questions about their work while browsing through various art galleries. Free valet parking.


Street Chalk Event, hosted by We Are Marshall

Date: 9th November, afternoon

Location: Downtown Scottsdale Arts District – Marshall Way, north of Indian School Road

Information: Marshall Way, north of Indian School Road, will be turned into a canvas Saturday afternoon with artists creating masterpieces right on the street.


Ongoing Exhibitions

Location: Downtown Scottsdale

Information: The Scottsdale Arts District is home to a wide selection of world-class art galleries, many of which are opening new exhibits during Scottsdale Fall for the Arts. Browse collections ranging from western and Native American to modern and contemporary. Check out the ongoing exhibits at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art for additional creative fodder. On display this fall is Narrower to the Interior: Contemporary Japanese Artists (through to 12th Jan 2014); Julianne Swartz: How Deep is Your (through 26th January, 2014); and Inspire (through 5th January, 2014). Located just minutes from downtown Scottsdale, Desert Botanical Garden will once again play host to a Dale Chihuly Exhibit on 10th November 2013 through to the 18th May 2014. Chihuly is credited with revolutionising the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium.


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