On Nov. 8, Scottsdale kicks off a four-day celebration of its standing as one of America’s top arts destinations. The inaugural Scottsdale Fall for the Arts is comprised of a series of six individual events and spotlights the city’s vibrant cultural scene, which is brimming with an estimated 125 art galleries, world-class museums and performance spaces, and an award-winning public art program. It’s the first time that the Scottsdale arts community is partnering on such an event.
People who know Old Town Scottsdale already know about the regular Scottsdale Art Walks. But having this celebration of art going on throughout the weekend will open this fabulous arts community up to a whole new audience.
Some of the free events include the Western Art Walk tonight (Nov 8) where the arts district shows its Westerns roots & artsy beginnings with a colorful roundup of top cowboy art, sweeping southern landscapes, live music and more!
On Saturday check out the Painters Shoot out and Quick Draw Auction. You can 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 that starts at noon.
Saturday and Sunday enjoy Canal Convergence. Canal Convergence brings high caliber local and international artists making exciting work you can’t see anywhere else to Scottsdale’s Waterfront along with music, food, and local vendors for an exciting two-day event. This family-friendly event offers something for everyone with day and night-time installations floating, hovering, releasing, revealing, and emerging in and around the water of the Arizona Canal between the Soleri Bridge and Plaza and the Marshall Way Bridge. Be a part of the artwork and spectacle—a new community tradition in celebration of the Valley’s unique canal culture
In addition to this events there will be fundraising events, paid art shows and concerts, including pianist Michael Feinstein
For more information on the event schedule and the many Downtown Scottsdale galleries, check out http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/fall-for-the-arts-in-scottsdale/