The Top 5 Arizona Art Experiences — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:
Celebration of Fine Art
8602 E. Cortez St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
A gathering of some of the finest artists in the country, where you can meet and watch them in the creative process.
Sedona Arts Festival
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.,
Sedona, AZ 86339
The festival itself — which runs Oct. 13-14, 2012 — has grown in size and reputation over the past 20 years. It has become a premiere, destination arts festival, known for the quality of art and first-class treatment of both its artists and attendees. With 140 nationally known artists displaying their work surrounded by red rock splendor, there is no better place to spend an October weekend than Sedona.
First Friday is a monthly art walk from 6 to 10 p.m. Starting at the Phoenix Public Library, located south of McDowell Rd. on Central Ave., participants can pick up a First Friday brochure, which includes the member galleries, their locations and the best shuttle bus route.
15648 N. Eagles Nest Dr.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
The goal of Thunderbird Artists is to provide an outstanding variety of mediums, subject matters, sizes and price ranges that satisfy the desires of each and every patron that strolls through one of its festivals.
Old Town Scottsdale
See Scottsdale’s 100 plus galleries and artists’ studios every Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. Located on Marshall Way and Main St. in Old Town Scottsdale.