City Of Scottsdale Announces Scottsdale Contemporary Month Activities

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Date(s) – 11/29/2018
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The City of Scottsdale has designated November as Scottsdale Contemporary Month, a time dedicated to honoring the local artists’ community with festivals, events and activities from October 21 through November 21 throughout the entire Scottsdale area.


“Scottsdale Contemporary Month recognizes the contemporary arts movement, from the 1970s to present day, with art-minded activities, art installations, festivals and events that signify the importance of our artistic community,” says Karen Churchard, Director of Tourism and Events for the City of Scottsdale. “We are proud that our city has such a vibrant art culture that continues to develop the love of art in so many formats.” Signature events taking place throughout Scottsdale Contemporary Month include:


Local Light

Thursday, October 25-Monday, December 31

5th Avenue in Scottsdale’s Gallery District

In its inaugural year, Scottsdale Public Art’s Local Light exhibit displays impressive light-based sculptures commissioned by local artists to enhance eight different sites throughout downtown Scottsdale, creating a path of art and light between the businesses and the canal. For more:


Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale

Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday

The Camelback Studio Tour and Art Sale returns to the valley for its 10th anniversary featuring nine studio stops and representing 26 artists. Most of the stops are located between 54th and 60th street, and Oak Street and Thomas Road, with two stops just outside these cross streets. Attendees are welcome to start at any point on the “art trail” and make their way to each of the stops along this free, self-guided tour. For


Canal Convergence

Friday, November 9-Sunday, November 18

Event times vary, see website for complete schedule

Scottsdale Waterfront

This 10-day exhibit courtesy of Scottsdale Public Art features a confluence of water, art and light with large-scale interactive artworks, educational activities, hands-on workshops, artists’ talks, live music and dance performances. For more:


Scottsdale Contemporary Month Gold Palette Artwalk

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

Scottsdale Arts District

Art aficionados can peruse the galleries along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue , many of which will be hosting contemporary artists for meet and greets, art demonstrations, and live music. For more:


ArtFest of Scottsdale

Saturday, November 17-Sunday, November 18

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Civic Center Plaza

The 25th Annual ArtFest features 120 artists selling paintings, sculptures, jewelry, metal art, ceramics, and glass art as well as authors and visual artists. Guests can enjoy live musical performances, delicious eats from food vendors, and an interactive zone for the kids. Free parking and admission; dogs are welcome. For more:


For more about Scottsdale Contemporary Month events and all of the city’s activities year round, visit


About the City of Scottsdale: Known as The West’s Most Western Town, Scottsdale is considered to be one of the most desirable communities in which to live, visit and do business. The Old Town area has become a vibrant urban center combined with a nostalgic touch of the Old West, and is home to more than 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and more than 80 art galleries.

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