WHAT: The SGA’s Gold Palette ArtWalks are offered eight times a year in addition to the SGA’s weekly Thursday evening ArtWalks and feature extended gallery hours, special activities and experiences for attendees such as complimentary wine tasting and/or small bites, and live music and entertainment that align with each event’s theme.
The Gold Palette ArtWalk takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 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.
45th Season Kickoff
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Contemporary Focus ArtWalk
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Demonstrate! … And Doughnuts ArtWalk
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Western Week ArtWalk
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Native Spirit ArtWalk
Thursday, March 5, 2020
45th Season Official Celebration: Art, Wine & Chocolate
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
WHERE: Old Town Scottsdale
WHAT: Americano! is a timely new musical opening January 29th and will run through Feb. 23rd at The Phoenix Theatre. It is an original work and poised to become one of America’s most ambitious and important new works of 2020.Americano! is based on the life of Tony Valdovinos, a graduate of Camelback High School in Phoenix who was brought from Mexico by his parents when he was two years old. Now 28, Valdovinos said the experience and process has been surreal. Tony found out he was not a citizen and is a DREAMer when he went to a Marine recruiters office at 18 and wanted to enlist in the Marines after seeing the tragic events of 9/11. The musical tells the story of what happened to Tony along the way, including being the first DREAMer to work at City Hall.WWHEN: January 29th, 2020 to February 23rd, 2020WHERE:The Phoenix Theatre1825 North Central AvenuePhoenix, AZ 85004For tickets and more information, click here.
WHAT: The Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA)will be hosting the 7th Annual Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival at the historic Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley, Arizona. Over 25 Arizona wineries will be in attendance, pouring their award-winning wines alongside local food trucks, live music from the Pete Swan Trio, local artists and a variety of other vendors with AZ-made wares.
The 2020 festival will feature exclusive tastings from over 25 of Arizona’s finest wineries, paired with local fare from a variety of AZ food trucks, live jazz music performed by the Pete Swan Trio and local artisans – all set amongst the historic Steam Pump Ranch and its iconic 1800’s ranch house.
Saturday, February 15, 2020 11am- 6pm
Steam Pump Ranch
10901 North Oracle Road
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
For tickets and more information, click here.
WHAT: Arizona Small Dog Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit Valley rescue, brings its popular north Phoenix adoption event to Scottsdale’s beautiful Chapparal Park for a special Valentine’s weekend adoption event! Mingle with staff, fosters and volunteers on hand to answer questions and help you meet your new best friend from a large selection of dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds. This event will include puppies, a variety of young shelter dogs and members of the rescue’s Lonely Hearts Club for dogs that by no fault of their own have taken longer to adopt. Adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccines, microchips, a free vet visit and 30 days of pet insurance. Dogs will also go home with fantastic gear (collars, harnesses and leashes) provided by Max and Neo, a local company that donates to more than 3,400 rescues around the country.
Members of the public looking to adopt are encouraged to take part in the special SPEED DATING area where can see if there’s a love connection between their own pups and the one they are looking to adopt. There will also be a Kissing Booth, the Udder Delights ice cream truck (with Pooches and Cream ice cream!), and a special Kids Corner where children can help create Valentine themed “dog art” to decorate the shelter!
Dr. Clive Wynne, a behavioral scientist and founder of The Canine Science Collaboratory at ASU will be on hand (with his dog, Xephos) for a special presentation and to sign copies of his new book, fittingly called, “Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You.”
Saturday, February 15, 2020
11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Chaparral Park Aquatic Center
5401 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(In the large grassy area)
For more information, click here.
WHAT: The Italian Festival of Arizona is a family friendly experience where people can learn more about their own Italian heritage or simply be Italian for a day. Guests will have the opportunity to eat amazing Italian food and drink a variety of wines and beers, all while enjoying Italian entertainment straight from Italy as well as Italian American acts. The food, the drink, family, friends, entertainment and the opportunity to explore and enjoy Italian culture are at the heart of the festival, and, Guzzo says, the partnership will be a means to enrich all these experiential event elements.
7135 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
WHEN: February 22nd - February 24th, 2019
WHO: R Entertainment and Italian Association of Arizona announce partnership to produce the annual Italian Festival of Arizona. The Italian Association of Arizona has built a strong foundation for the festival and, with the R Entertainment partnership, will now have the expertise to grow the event that over the years was built on lots of love and hard work.
For more information and tickets, click here.
WHAT: This year's PANDA Luncheon and Fashion Show theme is “Field of Dreams” and the event will benefit pediatric medical research in Arizona. The luncheon features 55 models, a live and silent auction, and a raffle. Sponsorship and branding opportunities are available.WHEN: March 28, 2020 at 10 a.m.WHERE:The Phoenician Resort6000 East Camelback RoadScottsdale, AZ 85251For more information, click here.