From intimate dinners to large-scale exhibitions, Scottsdale's arts offerings vary in scope and size and cater to a wide variety of visitors.
Back for its 22nd year, the January 14 to March 25, 2012 Celebration of Fine Art is one of Scottsdale's most notable art shows, featuring 100 artists sprawled across 40,000 square feet of space. Visitors can meet the artists and watch them working in the full spectrum of art media, including oil, watercolor, pastels, sculpture and assemblages to glass, ceramics, stone, furniture, jewelry and more. Works range from realistic to impressionistic, western realism to contemporary, landscapes to still life. In 2012, the event will be held at its new location, on the Southwest corner of Hayden Rd. and Loop 101, just south of the Loop 101 off Exit 35, in the Big White Tents, just one mile from where it was previously staged.
Enjoy Scottsdale's pristine winter weather and boundless creativity during the 42nd annual Scottsdale Arts Festival March 9 to 11 at Scottsdale Civic Center Park. Brought to you by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the award-winning event features 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States, top-notch live music and entertainment, delicious fare from the Valley's gourmet specialty food trucks and fun activities for families.
Explore Scottsdale's art culture in a more intimate setting during the Artist in Residence series at The Hermosa Inn, a boutique hideaway . Featuring one artist a month through March 2012, the series pairs a four-course dinner at LON's, the inn's signature restaurant, with a meet-and-greet with an acclaimed artist.
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