Scottsdale Arts All Aglow at ‘Luminescence’

The Event: The ARTrageous Gala | Luminescence The Cause: Scottsdale Arts            Event Date: April 2, 2022 Location: Scottsdale Stadium Presenting Sponsor: Billie Jo Herberger & the late Judd Herberger Trailblazer Award Honorees: Walter Productions – Local Artist & The late Fran Cohen – Arts Educator Honorary Chairs: Robert H. Karatz, Jim Bruner, […]

Frontdoors Magazine August/September 2021 Cover Story: The Big Return

The path back for arts and culture in the Valley winds through a 140-acre garden in Papago Park, down Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row, through venues downtown, through the Civic Center in Scottsdale, and on around the entire metro area. As the pandemic loosens its grip, theaters, orchestras, opera companies and art galleries are rehearsing, hoping and […]

Student Art Exhibition Illustrates Hope for the Future

Photo: “To Care” by Saguaro High School student artist Ella Luthro explores similarities between the Spanish flu and COVID-19. It is part of the exhibition “A Stitch in Time” at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Inspired by a current exhibition at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), students from two local high schools have […]

Ed Asner Joins Local Actor in Scottsdale Arts Virtual Production

Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation, in partnership with Jewish Family & Children’s Service, will present “Hunker Down,” a live theatrical event starring Ed Asner that will be broadcast online on Sept. 22. The upbeat, heartwarming tale about older adults coping with the COVID-19 pandemic stars Asner as Kevin, a confirmed recluse who has embraced “social […]

Scottsdale’s ‘Birdie Umwelt’ Artwork Wins International Award

“Birdie Umwelt,” a public artwork by Mary Lucking, received Merit honors in the Public Spaces category at the eighth annual international CODAawards: Collaboration of Design + Art. Administered by CODAworx — the hub of the commissioned art economy — and Interior Design magazine, the CODAawards recognize collaborations that result in outstanding projects that successfully integrate […]

‘Starry Night’ at Scottsdale Arts Celebrates 20th Anniversary of SMoCA

The Event: Starry Night, An Artrageous Gala The Cause: Scottsdale Arts Gala Chair: Oscar De las salas Herberger Award for the Arts: Dr. Robert Knight, Founding Director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) Art Visionaries: Will Bruder // Sam Campana // Kathy Hotchner // Frank Jacobson // Carolyn Robbins // Randy Schilling // […]

Applications for Scottsdale’s Community Arts Grant Program Due May 22

Scottsdale Arts is accepting applications for its Community Arts Grant Program, which provides funding to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Scottsdale and through the Valley for projects that serve the Scottsdale community. In 2018, Scottsdale Arts awarded $100,000 to 19 different organizations for general operating support and projects during the 2018–19 fiscal year. Applicants […]

Library Exhibit Features Photos Taken ‘Under Stress’

A new exhibition called “Harrison Hurwitz: Photographer, Working” featuring a theme of photos made under stressful conditions will open on Jan. 8 at the Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive, Scottsdale. The exhibition runs through Feb. 28. “I believe the common theme would be ‘portraits done under stress,’” said Hurwitz. “To get the ballet photo, […]

Scottsdale Arts to Boost Early Childhood Education with New Grant

Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach has received a $20,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities to support Arizona Wolf Trap, an arts-integrated, early childhood development program. The Wolf Trap program, which is affiliated with the Virginia-based Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, combines teacher workshops, in-classroom residencies, field trips and more to engage participants. […]

Zurich Chamber Orchestra Brings Classic and Contemporary to Scottsdale

The Zurich Chamber Orchestra will perform Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” as well as the recent rewrite of the score, “Vivaldi Recomposed” by British composer Max Richter at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 24. The Zurich Chamber Orchestra is a Switzerland-based group that was founded in 1945 by conductor Edmond de […]