SGA announces Scottsdazzle-themed Gold Palette ArtWalk

Posted 11/9/20

The Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts its final Gold Palette ArtWalk of the year from 6:30 to 9 on Thursday, Dec. 10 within the Scottsdale Arts District.

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SGA announces Scottsdazzle-themed Gold Palette ArtWalk


The Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts its final Gold Palette ArtWalk of the year from 6:30 to 9 on Thursday, Dec. 10, within the Scottsdale Arts District.

Holiday events – stretching along Main Street from Scottsdale Road west to Goldwater Boulevard and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue – coincide with Scottsdale’s fifth annual Scottsdazzle extravaganza, which invites art aficionados to enjoy seasonal entertainment while perusing participating galleries, according to a press release.

“We’re excited to welcome our art community and art enthusiasts to enjoy some holiday fun this year in a safe and socially distanced way,” said French Thompson, president of the Scottsdale Gallery Association and owner of French Designer Jeweler  in the Scottsdale Arts District, in a prepared statement.

Special precautions are taken to ensure guests’ safety. Attendees are asked to practice social distancing and wear a mask, noted the release.

The event will feature guest appearances from Santa and the Grinch, live performances by traditional strolling carolers, and treats and sips during holiday shopping for art lovers, the release said.

Participating galleries featuring artists’ receptions and individual holiday celebrations include:

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7077 E. Main Street, #5
In celebration of the holidays, Carstens Fine Art hosts its Small Works Show from Dec. 10 to Jan. 8, 2021. The opening reception during the Scottsdazzle ArtWalk is set to feature new small oil paintings by Cyndy Carstens as well as live music by renowned harpist Jocelyn Obermeyer.

King Galleries
7077 E. Main St.
King Galleries presents “Acoma Deer and Autumn Leaves,” featuring works in clay by Frederica Antonio, Robert Patricio, Alicia Chino and other artists. The exhibit will on be display through Dec. 19 and also available online.

Mainview Gallery
7120 E. Main Street
During the ArtWalk, guests can peruse art within the Gallery, enjoy refreshments, and observe live demonstrations as artist Dusty Kinman paints desert landscapes.

On the Edge Gallery
7077 E. Main Street, Suite 1
Featured at On the Edge, artists Shelly Taylor, Jenny Willigrod, and Paulette Galop will be on site to meet and interact with guests during the event. On display will be Ms. Taylor’s unique, elegant kumihimo jewelry, Ms. Willigrod’s Southwest-inspired whimsical, colorful and bold pastels, and Ms. Galop’s selection of large sculptural ceramics.

Quan’tum Art, Inc.
7077 E. Main Street, Suite 16
In the courtyard near the gallery, Quan’tum Art, Inc. presents I’M GOING UNDER!, an outdoor illuminated mixed-media sculptural installation of life below the surface of the sea, by John Gleason who will meet and greet with guests. Also featured during the ArtWalk are the artful hand-painted denim works and other pieces by Jacque L Keller in Jacque’s Clothesline. Refreshments will be served.

The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main Street
The gallery presents new pewter vessels by Arizona artist Fred Ortiz during the ArtWalk.

Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
The gallery invites guests to enjoy some holiday cheer and conversation with featured artists Diane Barbee, Judy Feldman, and Nancy Pendleton while viewing and discussing their works.

Xanadu Gallery
7039 E. Main Street
During the Gold Palette ArtWalk, Xanadu is pleased to debut the Spiritiles exhibit featuring enamel tiles by enamel artist Houston Llew. Each enamel tile displaying a beautiful image with an inspirational quote. Xanadu offers a large selection of retired and exclusive Spiritiles.

Each Gold Palette ArtWalk is 6:30-9 p.m. and presents the finest art in Old Town Scottsdale throughout 28 galleries and two museums — Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.

From 7 to 9 p.m. during the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s weekly Thursday evening ArtWalks, presented in partnership with the city of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Arts District offers free trolley rides to various restaurants, museums, galleries and more throughout Old Town Scottsdale.

The Scottsdale Gallery Association, a nonprofit organization, consists of gallery owners who promote fine art galleries in the Scottsdale Art District.

The galleries offer a diverse array of works in a wide variety of mediums. SGA members strive to make art accessible to all, from the serious art collector to the casual art patron.

Scottsdale’s ArtWalk events began in 1975 to give guests an opportunity to enjoy featured artists at the galleries, a vibrant cultural environment, entertainment and refreshments.