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The Arts Dept. – Scottsdale galleries launch ArtWalk’s Taste of Wine
Street Scene – Scottsdale street performers tune up downtown
This Just In – Western ArtWalk starts cowboy fun
Rock Poetry 101 – Great lines from unsung heroes
New Calendar News – Latest, greatest upcoming events

ArtsDept.Anniversary ArtWalk

Scottsdale Galleries Launch ArtWalk’s Taste of Wine

This year’s Anniversary ArtWalk in Scottsdale will feature wine tastings with Rex Goliath Wines as part of a new activity, ArtWalk’s “Taste of Wine.” The fundraising event is slated for Thurs., Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 pm in six participating galleries.

ArtWalkers can purchase a souvenir ArtWalk wine glass that benefits two great nonprofits, the Scottsdale Gallery Association and the Scottsdale Artists’ School, in their ongoing efforts to further public art and art education. Tastes will then be given throughout the evening to bearers of the souvenir ArtWalk glass at participating galleries in the Arts District, a different varietal of Rex Goliath wine at each of those galleries. The evening’s tasters will be guided by a “Taste of Wine” passport that is provided to them with each donation. Details and souvenir wine glasses can be found at the northwest corner of Main Street and Marshall Way.

Anniversary ArtWalk will be busy with artist demonstrations, gallery shows, prize drawings, and live music by the likes of flutist Sherry Finzer, pianist Elijah Bossenbroek, guitar legend Jack Alves, multi-instrumentalist Laurha and other delights. There’s plenty of nearby free parking, and easy access to local hotels or famed Scottsdale eateries that are on the ArtWalk Recommended Restaurants list.

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Scottsdale Street Performer program tunes up downtown

The Thursday Tunes and Saturday Sounds music series are starting up again in Scottsdale during October. Some fine and varied performers are presented free of charge on the streets amid dozens of colorful art galleries. Thursday night music spotlights some of the Valley’s best pop, rock and jazz musicians as part of the ArtWalk in downtown Scottsdale’s Arts District from 7 to 9 pm. You can also hear great music and check out dozens of art galleries from 1-3 pm every Saturday. Both series are part of the Scottsdale Street Performer program and are presented in conjunction with the Scottsdale GalleryAssociation and the City of Scottsdale. Blaine Long

Coming up on Saturdays in October
John Calvert – Folk, jazz and classical from this superb guitarist
Blaine Long – All-original singer-songwriter on the upswing

Featured on Thursday nights
Angela Alvarez – Songwriter and leader of pop group Chasing Venus
Jeordie – Folk-rock dynamo with an infectious, rootsy sound
Elijah Bossenbroek – All-original pianist defies categorization


Western ArtWalk starts cowboy fun

The 23rd annual Western ArtWalk strides back into town on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 7-9pm, presented by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with the Phoenix Art Museum’s “West Select” Sale & Exhibition, Arizona Collector’s Guideand the City of Scottsdale.

Out on the boardwalk there’ll be a special music lineup – sponsored in part by True Westmagazine – adding just the right flavor to this fun evening out. Musical attractions include singer-songwriter Mary Hoffman (great album!), ol’ cowpoke guitar slinger Denny Kuller (just in from Skull Valley, Arizona) and the “Cowgirl Jazz” of LeeLee Robert. Watch for a live art demonstration courtesy of Studio 1307 where passersby will be invited to see how “quick they are on the draw” (at an easel), too!Artist Kenny McKenna, Legacy Gallery

For refreshments, join in ArtWalk’s Taste of Wine, with tastings in six participating galleries (purchase of a special souvenir wine glass will help support nonprofit arts efforts).

This year’s Western ArtWalk sets the down-home tone for a whole series of events that will be happening Nov. 8-11, from Thursday through Sunday. The ArtWalk kicks off “Scottsdale Fall for the Arts” Week which includes the Phoenix Art Museum’s “West Select” Sale on Friday, the Main Street Quick Draw Auction on Saturday afternoon, the Scottsdale Artists’ School’s Beaux Arts Gallery on Saturday night and much, much more from SMoCA, Scottsdale Public Arts and the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts.

As always, the people watching will be fantastic as the cowboy and cowgirl look often prevails up and down Main and Marshall, so don’t miss a refreshingly different kind of autumn evening on Nov. 8 in the Scottsdale Arts District!


“So let’s leave it alone,
‘cause we can’t see eye to eye.
There ain’t no good guys.
There ain’t no bad guys.
There’s only you and I
and we just disagree.”
– “We Just Disagree” by Dave Mason from Let It Flow, a message of civility written years ago but perfect for our contentious times.


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Every Thursday

Scottsdale ArtWalk is every week, 7-9pm, FREE

Every Thursday

Thursday Tunes, 7-9pm, FREE
Live music in the Scottsdale Arts District

Every Saturday

Saturday Sounds, 1-3pm, FREE
Live music in the Scottsdale Arts District

Thursday, October 18

38th Anniversary ArtWalk, 7-9pm, FREE

Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Throughout Scottsdale Arts District

Thursday, November 8

Western ArtWalk, 7-9pm, FREE
Part of Fall for the Arts in Scottsdale
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Throughout Scottsdale Arts District

Friday-Sunday, Nov.30 - Dec. 10

Tempe Festival of the Arts, 10am-5pm, FREE
Mill Avenue District

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