Scottsdale Art Events

Scottsdale Public Art Works Display

Scottsdale has more than 70 public art works on display throughout the city landscape, listed below you will find a few of the beautiful pieces on display throughout the Scottsdale area and a link to the Public art organization. Scottsdale Public Art organization site has an interactive map of the locations of the art and descriptions of the pieces with the Artist Bio’s. Walking or driving, you can choose where and what you want to explore with these beautiful displays of art!

3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Scottsdale Public Art Interactive Map

Scottsdale Art Walk and Special Events:

Arizona's Sonoran Desert has inspired artists for many generations and in Scottsdale, art is abundant in more than 100 galleries. Feast your eyes on the various displays of different artistic styles shown in the many galleries. The Scottsdale Art Walk is a 40 year tradition in the Scottsdale Arts District, located in Scottsdale Downtown district, along Main Street and Marshall Way and takes place every Thursday evening year round from 7 pm and 9 pm. Extend your evening explorations of the Scottsdale Art Walk to include dinner and drinks and make it a complete event!

The Scottsdale Gallery Association, several times a year puts on special events with live music along the streets and many more themed events. To stay informed please visit the site below.

Scottsdale Galleries website

Celebration of Fine Art Show:

The Celebration of Fine Art is now in entering its 27th year, and has been recognized for the exceptional art and the interactive experience that take the art lover to another level. The experience is centered around three integral components, part gallery, part working studio, and part art show, all set in an upscale, intimate, and interactive environment. The location and times may be viewed at: Celebrate of Fine Art website

Arizona Art Expo:

The EXPO is a collaboration of creativity from nationally renowned and emerging artists in over 100 artists’ studios. ??Experience art from across the nation and around the world, all under 44,000 square feet of giant white tents, providing patrons with the unique opportunity to see art as it should be experienced, one-on-one with the artists in their studios. The Arizona Fine Art Expo was designed with you, the viewer, in mind. It is the Mission of the Arizona Fine Art EXPO to enhance the art culture in the local community. We provide a forum for artists who want to exhibit and sell their art, while working in an art studio environment, and open the doors for art buyers and enthusiasts.   We want to give you direct connection with artists, their creative process and the vast exhibited selection of art mediums and genres.

Arizona Fine Art Expo website

Scottsdale Art Festival:

The Scottsdale Arts Festival features artists working in all media. A jury of local arts professionals selects the artists to exhibit and, during the Festival, awards prizes in numerous categories, including painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, printmaking, textiles, woodworking and more.

Enjoy the sounds of the Scottsdale Arts Festival! More than 20 Arizona bands and performers provide continuous live music and entertainment on two stages throughout the weekend.

 

The family area of the Scottsdale Arts Festival is called Imagine Nation. Located on the north side of City Hall, this area is open throughout regular festival hours, and provides art projects and entertainment for children and their families.  The family area activities and entertainment are free with festival admission.  This year’s theme is Art Is Everywhere!   The family area offers a variety of sights, sounds, and hands-on art activities that engage participants in creative imagination. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Artist School will be doing the hands on activities and takeaways all weekend long.

Scottsdale Art Festival website
 

1. Mesa Arts Center

Offering a community gathering place in the heart of downtown, Mesa Arts Center anchors the artsand ...

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1 E Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201
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2. Adelante at el Pedregal

Adelante Gallery showcases paintings, sculpture and jewelry by local and international folk and fine...

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34505 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
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3. Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera, now in its 45th Season, produces fully-staged operas, concerts, and collaborative pro...

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75 N 2nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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4. SCOTTSDALE DESERT STAGES THEATRE

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is an award-winning, non-profit performing arts theatre in Old Town...

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4720 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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5. Scottsdale Public Art

Scottsdale has more than 70 public art works on display throughout the city. Scottsdale Public Art o...

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7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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6. CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION: AN EVENING OF OLD-WORLD MAGIC

More than a GREAT theater show, it's a FUN old-world illusion show for anniversaries, date nights, a...

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700 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281
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7. Heard Museum

The Heard Museum art collection concentrates on the lives of Native peoples and consists of more tha...

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2301 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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8. ASU Kerr Cultural Center

For nearly 50 years, this center has served as a place where musicians and other artists have come t...

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6110 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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9. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Per...

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7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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10. 4-Day Native American Cultures of the Southwest

Immerse yourself in the Southwest’s desert landscapes and Native American cultures on a 4-day tour f...

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Phoenix
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11. Phoenix Art Museum

An institution of exciting art and learning since 1959, Phoenix Art Museum has become the largest ar...

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1625 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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12. SCOTTSDALE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The mission of the Scottsdale Historical Museum is to present, preserve, and interpret through resea...

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7333 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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13. Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona is an innovative and provocative professional ballet company that creates, performs, ...

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2835 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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14. American Fine Art, Inc.

American Fine Art, Inc. is a world-renowned international art publisher and fine art gallery. Our pr...

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3908 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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15. Arizona Theatre Company

ATC performs at the Herberger Theater Center in its beautifully intimate 750-seat Center Stage and 3...

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222 E Monroe St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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16. WESTERN SPIRIT: SCOTTSDALE’S MUSEUM OF THE WEST

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West celebrates the art, history, culture and unique stor...

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3830 N Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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17. Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

Pueblo Grande Museum is an archaeological site museum and also serves as the archaeological reposito...

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4619 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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18. ASU GAMMAGE

Although part of Arizona State University, ASU Gammage operates under a self-sustaining business mod...

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1200 S Forest Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
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19. Orpheum Theatre

After 12 years, $14 million and an incredible amount of perseverance, the historic Orpheum Theatre h...

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203 W Adams St
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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20. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is an educational institution dedicated to present...

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7374 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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21. Arizona Science Center

rizona Science Center has a rich history of exploration, innovation and collaboration. Beginning as ...

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600 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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22. Challenger Space Center Arizona

We invite you to explore Challenger Space Center Arizona's unique facility - designed by 5th graders...

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21170 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382
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23. Greasepaint Youtheatre

Greasepaint Youtheatre is one of the Valley's busiest and most honored theatrical groups for young p...

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7020 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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24. Old Adobe Mission

The Old Adobe Mission is a true historic monument. Its beauty and simplicity of design, and the quie...

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3821 N Brown Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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25. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Taliesin West is a national historic landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mounta...

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12345 Taliesin Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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26. Arizona Broadway Theatre

The vision and goal of Arizona Broadway Theatre has always been to offer a total entertainment exper...

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7701 W Paradise Ln
Peoria, AZ 85382
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27. Art and Wine Class in Scottsdale

Unleash your creative side at this art studio in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s Art District. Wh...

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Scottsdale
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28. AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park

Welcome to the AZ Heritage Center, home of the Centennial Museum, where we honor the state’s rich he...

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1300 N College Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
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29. Children's Museum of Phoenix

Our hands-on, interactive exhibits are designed to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of chi...

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215 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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