The Scottsdale Gallery Association celebrates the season — and the culmination of its 45th anniversary season — with the Art & Chocolate Summer Spectacular Gold Palette ArtWalk on Thursday, July 9.
The summertime Gold Palette ArtWalk, which is held throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue – is the setting for guests to visit galleries and view local and national art.
Chocolate courtesy of local chocolatier Cerreta Candy Company along with live music, according to a press release, there will be pre-wrapped chocolate tastings from the national chocolate manufacturer that has been located in the Valley for more than 50 years.
The event is “sure to make for a sweet summer evening,” the release said, describing how the SGA-hosted Gold Palette ArtWalk and participating member galleries will celebrate the 45th season anniversary with special musical entertainment, live artist demonstrations.
“We are proud to be celebrating four and a half decades spent supporting the growth and development of our own arts district and a community of amazing artistic talent,” said Scottsdale Gallery Association President French Thompson in a prepared statement.
“We hope to continue to be the collaborative force for our artists to thrive in here Scottsdale — as well as on a national and global scale — for many more decades to come.”
From 6:30 to 9 p.m., local art galleries within the Scottsdale Arts District will honor the efforts of the Scottsdale Gallery Association with special events of their own, according to the release.
Participating galleries featuring chocolate sampling and/or special exhibits include:
Art One Gallery
4130 N Marshall Way
Art One Gallery has been representing students of Arizona universities, community colleges, and high schools, as well as local Arizona artists since 1993. Guests are invited to browse these works during the event. Guests are invited to browse the Art One Gallery art while tasting chocolate.
Altamira Fine Art Scottsdale
7038 E. Main St.
Artists Robert Townsend, Dennis Ziemienski, Kenneth Peloke and Alvin Gill Tapia will be featured during the event and the Gallery will serve refreshing summer drinks and prepackaged snacks for guests.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7077 E. Main St., #5
In addition to chocolate tasting and live music by harpist Jocelyn Obermeyer, guests can peruse art and enjoy a live painting demo by Cyndy in the Gallery.
French Designer Jeweler
7148 E. Main Street
Guests are invited to browse French Designer Jeweler where designer/owner French Thompson brings the wearable works of nearly 30 award-winning, world-acclaimed artists to this gallery.
On the Edge
7077 E. Main Street, Ste. 1
Guests are invited to view the works of three specially-featured artists and enjoy a reception of sweet offerings and bubbly beverages. The Gallery will be highlighting art by Barbi Niblick (abstract acrylics and oils), Jan Downey (global yet personal gourd art), and Valerie Hildebrand (new art techniques, styles and materials).
Quan’tum Art, Inc.
7077 E. Main St., #16
The Gallery hosts Quarantine and Art! featuring artwork produced during the initial days of the worldwide pandemic. Join John Gleason, Suzanne Larson, and Jacque L Keller as they gradually reopen their doors and share the artwork created while the world was on hold. The artists will be present—and refreshments will be served. The exhibit runs through August 20.
7120 E. Main Street
In the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Mainview Gallery proudly displays the works and arts of more than a dozen artists.
7177 E Main St, Scottsdale
Guests are invited to view the exceptional artwork of Signature Gallery, which displays oil and acrylic paintings from artists around the country.
7039 E Main St #101
Guests are invited to browse Xanadu Gallery, a resource for collectors, designers, builders, and corporations for procuring the highest quality art. The gallery showcases outstanding artworks in a wide variety of media and styles.
4142 N, Marshall Way
Guests are invited to the Wilde Meyer for a chocolate tasting, and spectacularly summer art. Wilde Meyer’s changing exhibits of Original Contemporary Fine Art features subjects including abstracts, landscapes, figurative, and contemporary western. Media include paintings, bronzes, sculpture, glass and more.
During the SGA’s weekly Gold Palette ArtWalk, presented with the City of Scottsdale, The Gold Palette ArtWalk is noted to unite the finest art in Scottsdale including 28 galleries and two museums — Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.
Free parking areas abound, the release added.
For more information, visit scottsdalegalleries.com.