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“ArtWalk” the Dog!

In conjunction with the Food Truck Caravan, We Are Marshall Way wants you to bring your pooches down for an “ArtWalk” the Dog from 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday nights in August on Marshall Way and 5th Avenue in Scottsdale. Enjoy Marshall Way’s art, architecture, events and stores alongside pet-friendly attractions including dog treats, pet arts, pet charities, water, pet welcoming galleries with air conditioning, rescue information, pet groomers, live pet art demonstrations, one-of-a-kind pet accessories and much more.

168766174The food trucks serving up scrumptious vittles will be Super Farm Super Truck, The Pho King Truck, Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Fire, Luncha Libre and Lulu’s Italian Ice; pet treats will also be available! There will be misters, comfortable seating, live music and a Caravan Concierge.
ArtWalk is located throughout the Scottsdale Arts District. Look for “ArtWalk the Line” (sidewalk decals) extending along Main Street west of Scottsdale Road and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue.

ArtWalk is simple — proceed at your own pace, wander into galleries that capture your fancy, stroll around a delightful area punctuated by dramatic statues, bubbling fountains, tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants, live music, food trucks and more! Horse-drawn carriage rides and trolley rides are often available from plentiful free parking areas nearby, look for valet parking service.

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The 23rd Annual Celebration Of Fine Art Brings 100 Artists To Scottsdale

The finest works of art from one hundred artists are currently on display at the 23rd annual Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event kicked off on January 12 and will continue through March 24.

Taking place at the southwest corner of Hayden Rd. and Lp. 101, the event is a juried, invitational show and art sale that features more than 40,000 square feet of working studios and artworks with styles ranging from realistic, impressionistic and Western realism to abstract and contemporary.

The Celebration of Fine Art also houses a sculpture garden with nearly 100 pieces of life-sized and monumental sculptures from Kyle Ashley, Mark Carroll, Gedion Nyanhongo, Dave L. Mure Jr., Paul Rhymer, Michael Jones, Ken Newman and Bryce Pettit, among others. Visitors can also watch daily firings at a working kiln.

Deemed “One of the West’s Premier Art Events” by Art & Antiques magazine, the event attracts more than 50,000 visitors with annual sales topping $5 million per year. Nearly 90 percent of visitors make it an annual tradition due to its comfortable and inviting atmosphere to interact with artists.

“The Celebration of Fine Art truly is unique to Arizona,” said Susan Morrow Potje, co-owner and show director. “It hasn’t been replicated anywhere in the country. Visitors count on our great quality art, welcoming experience and interaction with the artists. From first-time visitors to long-time collectors, our guests say they look forward to returning year after year.”

The event is open to guests of all ages. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, and free admission for children under 12. Tickets are all-event passes and good for the entire 10-week show.

For show details and information on participating artists, please visit celebrateart.com.

Celebration of Fine Art

When: Saturday, January 12 – Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Where: The southwest corner of Hayden Road and Loop 101, off Exit 35
Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, and free admission for children under 12. The tickets are good for the entire 10-week show.
Contact: (480) 443-7695
Online: celebrateart.com


Photo: Hotel Valley Ho

Ultimate Art And Cultural Tours: Discover The History Behind Your Favorite Spots

For those Phoenicians who want to know more about the city in which they live and the history of its local buildings, museums and even fashion boutiques, Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours offers a behind-the-scene look at areas in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours was founded by Ace Bailey, who created it after participating in other local and national art tours. Bailey has worked in the tourism business for 16 years, and with her extensive knowledge, Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours offers more than 30 different types of tours.

Because Scottsdale is a city known for its architecture, among other things, Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours offers six tours that would please any architect lover. One of the tours of which attendees can take advantage is through Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Taliesin West, where he apprenticed new architects at his school and also created a home that was harmonious with nature. Another one of the tour’s hotspots is Hotel Valley Ho, designed by Edward L. Varney, who created other notable structures such as the Sun Devils Stadium. Hotel Valley Ho was later remodeled by architect Mark Philip but has stayed true to its past. Visitors will learn about the history of the hotel, and how it was a hotspot for celebrity guests such as Marilyn Monroe, Robert Wagner with Natalie Woods.

Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours even offers free tours the second Saturday of each month. Attendees will take one of the Scottsdale trolleys and learn about the Scottsdale Art District, Hotel Valley Ho, the Waterfront and SouthBridge. On these tours, attendees not only learn about the history of Scottsdale, but they also get inside tips about which restaurants are the best to eat at and where they should stop to shop. These tours fill up quickly, so reservations are required.

To find more information the Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours and to make reservations, visit ultimatearttours.com.