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The Summer of James Turrell

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Arizona is home to some of the country’s most notable artworks, including pieces by renowned artists that often do not make mainstream art news, such as James Turrell’s “Air Apparent” Skyspace at Arizona State University. While three major art institutions in the country will be showcasing new installations of works by artist James Turrell this summer (LACMA, Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Guggenheim Museum, NY), be sure to stop by Turrell’s brilliant Arizonan installation in if you live or happen to travel through the state this summer. But wait! This piece may still be stunning during the day day, but you’ll want to plan your sojourn around 30 minutes prior to sunset…or if you’re an early riser, 30 minutes prior to sunrise. Trust us.

Need directions?

“Air Apparent” is located on Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus on the west side of Rural Road at Terrace Road.

For more information, visit LisaSetteGallery.com

Top 5: Arizona Art Experiences, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Arizona Art Experiences (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Art Experiences — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Celebration of Fine Art

8602 E. Cortez St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 443-7695
celebrateart.com
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
(928) 204-9456
sedonaartsfestival.org
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 Fridays

Downtown Phoenix
(602) 256-7539
artlinkphoenix.com
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.


Thunderbird Artists

15648 N. Eagles Nest Dr.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-5637
thunderbirdartists.com
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.


Scottsdale ArtWalk

Old Town Scottsdale
(480) 990-3939
scottsdalegalleries.com
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.

 

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Arizona Art & Food Festivals (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Art & Food Festivals (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Art & Food Festivals — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Scottsdale Arts Festival

7380 E. Second St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
480-499-TKTS (8587)
scottsdaleartsfestival.org
The award-winning Scottsdale Arts Festival – scheduled for March 9-11, 2012 – features 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the U.S., top-notch live music and entertainment, delicious fare from the Valley’s gourmet specialty food trucks, fun activities for kids and families and much more.


Tempe Festival of the Arts

310 S. Mill Ave., #A-201,
Tempe, AZ 85281
602-997-2581
tempefestivalofthearts.com
The twice-annual Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 200 art festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist and has received the Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association. The Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts is March 30-April 1, 2012. The Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts is November 30-December 2, 2012.


Fountain Festival of the Arts & Crafts

Avenue of the Fountains,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
480-837-1654
fountainhillschamber.com
The Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts is held in the second full weekend in November and features some 500 artists and artisans and gourmet food provisioners. More than 200,000 visitors attend to this event to do their holiday shopping, purchase art and enjoy good food and entertainment.


Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Scottsdale Civic Plaza,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
480-945-7193
scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org
From April 17-22, 2012, you can look forward to numerous talented chefs, a larger variety of foods to savor and even more captivating entertainment. The Scottsdale Culinary Festival has something to satisfy every palate.


Arizona Renaissance Festival

12601 E. Hwy 60,
Apache Junction, AZ 85118
520-463-2600
royalfaires.com
The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park attraction with a 12-stage theater, 30-acre circus, arts and crafts fair, and jousting tournament all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure. Saturdays and Sundays, February 11 – April 1, 2012.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

Top 5 Arizona Art Experiences (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Art Experiences (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Art Experiences — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Celebration Of Fine Art

8602 E. Cortez St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-443-7695
celebrateart.com
A gathering of some of the finest artists in the country, and you can meet them and watch them in the creative process. January 14-March 25, 2012.


First Fridays

Downtown Phoenix
602-256-7539
artlinkphoenix.com
First Friday is a monthly art walk from 6 to 10 p.m. By starting at the Phoenix Public Library, located south of McDowell Road on Central Avenue, participants can pick up a First Friday brochure, which includes the member galleries, their locations and the best shuttle bus route.


Scottsdale ArtWalk

Old Town Scottsdale
480-990-3939
See Scottsdale’s 100 plus galleries and artists’ studios every Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. Located on Marshall Way and Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale.


Sedona Arts Festival

995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.,
Sedona, AZ 86339
928-204-9456
sedonaartsfestival.org
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.


Thunderbird Artists

15648 N. Eagles Nest Dr.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
480-837-5637
thunderbirdartists.com
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.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012