A Quixotic fire dancers show produced by Walter Productions
Scottsdale Arts held its annual ARTrageous Gala at the newly renovated Scottsdale Civic Center earlier this spring with an outdoor celebration centered on the theme of “Bloom.” The event included living art experiences, including a twilight cocktail hour illuminated by four large-scale botanical artworks by Australia’s Parer Studio and performances by art collective Quixotic throughout the night.
Councilmember Barry Graham, Dr Gerd Wuestemann, Dorothy Lincoln Smith and Mayor David D. Ortegar
An award ceremony during dinner honored Oskar Knoblauch—a local Holocaust survivor who has worked with Scottsdale Arts on several educational arts initiatives—with the Lifetime Award in Service; SRP, a valued partner for Scottsdale Arts events like Canal Convergence with the Corporate Trailblazer Award; and Dorothy Lincoln Smith, a longtime supporter of the arts and committee member for Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, who received the Herberger Award for the Arts.
Christine Harthun and honoree Oskar Knoblauch
Christian and Tracy Serena, Gabby Usinger and Vincent de Sarthe