Art Out Loud: Mesa Arts Center Lives, Breathes and Grows in All Forms

By Zenobia Mertel, Contributing Writer A world-class cultural haven is living its mission out loud, showcasing an intersection of arts and community in the heart of downtown Mesa. Situated on a 7-acre campus, Mesa Arts Center welcomes more than 450,000 guests a year as the largest comprehensive arts campus in the Southwest.  Yet there’s more. The […]

Kristin Chenoweth Back in the Valley to Support Mesa Center for the Arts

Kristin Chenoweth is returning to Arizona, where she grew up until Kindergarten, to support the Mesa Arts Center as the headline for their March 4 gala, “An Enchanted Evening.” Her show, titled “For the Girls,” promises to be an evening filled with classics, Broadway hits and originals, including new songs she wrote during the pandemic. […]

Saddle Up: Western Week Returns to Old Town Scottsdale

Western Week returns to Scottsdale this month with an exciting lineup of events that pay homage to the city’s Western roots. Every year, Western Week restokes the embers of the state’s rich heritage and ensures the western legacy glows as brightly as it did a century ago. The city of Scottsdale’s rich history dates back […]

Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces New Executive Director

The Arizona Commission on the Arts announced the selection of Anne L’Ecuyer as its next Executive Director. L’Ecuyer will assume leadership of the 54-year-old agency of the State of Arizona in February 2022. Throughout her career, L’Ecuyer has worked with a range of large and small organizations at national, state, and local levels, and consulted […]

Cover Story: Music is the Muse

Rosie’s House hasn’t had its own permanent home since 2000. But that hasn’t stopped its incredible growth. Rosie Schurz believes in magic, at least when it comes to creating it. “The initial goal for Rosie’s House was to give a child who could not afford it a chance to take music lessons, something the war […]

Tools of Healing

Dr. Robert Kravetz shares fascinating items from his collection of antique medical instruments Dr. Robert Kravetz is a healer, historian and educator. A retired gastroenterologist, he is on the faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix. Over the years, Kravetz has amassed a vast personal collection of medical antiques and […]

Arizona Citizens for the Arts Names Patrick McWhortor CEO

Patrick McWhortor has been named the new CEO of Arizona Citizens for the Arts, the leading statewide organization advocating for the arts and culture sector in Arizona. McWhortor, well-known within the Arizona public policy and nonprofit communities, will focus on building the organization’s engagement with arts and community leaders as well as lead its work […]

‘Chihuly in the Desert’ Opens at Taliesin West

Exhibition marks first-time partnership between glass artist and architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark property Art, nature and architecture come together in a stunning display of synergy at two iconic spots in the Valley. Dale Chihuly marries his glass sculptures to nature and architecture at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin […]

Tucson Turns up the Holiday Heat

The Old Pueblo blends classic cheer with only-here Baja traditions Suzanne Wright  I  Contributing Writer Picture-perfect Southwestern weather ushers in an enchanted holiday season in Tucson. And the Sonoran borderlands traditions in Arizona’s second-biggest city have a twist all their own. Try these merry and bright happenings with widespread appeal for the whole family.   […]