The Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) brings a variety of new themes to the popular Scottsdale Gold Palette ArtWalk series for the 2018-19 season.

Each Thursday from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., the galleries of the Scottsdale Arts District along Main Street and Marshall Way open their doors and welcome art enthusiasts to peruse their masterpieces

This weekly event is America’s oldest ArtWalk, and in addition, eight times per year, the galleries present special Gold Palette ArtWalk which includes activities, live music, entertainment and refreshments that correlate with that month’s chosen theme. The Gold Palette ArtWalks have extended hours and begin at 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming Scottsdale Gold Palette ArtWalks include:

Demonstrate! Artists Celebrating Scottsdale 

Thursday, October 11 – 6:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

Guests can enjoy multiple live demonstrations featuring artists’ individual interpretations of “Scottsdale” and Scottsdale-based entertainment.

Contemporary Focus 

Thursday, November 15 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

As part of the City of Scottsdale’s “Contemporary Month,” taking place from October 21 through November 21, this Gold Palette ArtWalk highlights contemporary artists born since 1950 and their redefinition of art. Galleries will showcase works of arts that may shatter traditional stereotypes of how Scottsdale art is traditionally defined. 


Thursday, December 13  6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

As part of Scottsdazzle, the city’s month-long holiday celebration, this Gold Palette ArtWalk features strolling carolers, shopping opportunities with sales for holiday gift giving, a visit from Santa, live ice carvings and more.

Demonstrate! … And Doughnuts

Thursday, January 17 — 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Guests can enjoy donuts in many of the participating galleries. Proceeds from this event will benefit the 100 Club. This Gold Palette ArtWalk satisfies a craving for fabulous art and delicious doughnuts. Stoll through the galleries and watch multiple live demonstrations by world class artists while indulging the taste with one of America’s great food icons—the doughnut!

Western Week 

Thursday, February 7 – 6:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

As a nod to Scottsdale’s Wild West roots, this special Western Week Gold Palette ArtWalk features line-dancing lessons, country music, a special performance from “The Singing Cowboy,” boot-shining services and a fun Western-themed photo booth with props to capture the nostalgic spirit of the event.

Native Spirit

Thursday, February 28 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This Gold Palette ArtWalk pays homage to Native American artists, their history and culture with Native American art and other authentic displays, live entertainment including drummers and dancers and traditional food such as fry bread.

Sip of Scottsdale 

Thursday, April 11 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In partnership with the Scottsdale Wine Trail and Sonoita AVA, this event features tastings of local Arizona wines in many of the participating galleries. Great art and great wine have always been the perfect mix!

During the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Gold Palette ArtWalks, presented eight times per year in partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Arts District comes alive with free trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides to various restaurants, museums, galleries and more throughout Downtown Scottsdale. Free parking areas abound and valet service is offered. For more, visit