There is always something going on at Main Street Galleries in Scottsdale: special exhibitions, shows, artists in residence, demonstrations, signature annual events, and weekly Art Walks,
to name just a few!
The events calendar changes constantly so please be sure to visit often.
Gallery Shows & Special Art Walks
2016 Gold Palette ArtWalk Series
In addition to the traditional ArtWalks held every Thursday night, the Scottsdale Gallery Association is pleased to present 5 very special ArtWalks from January through December! The Gold Palette ArtWalk Series features unique themes, events and entertainment. Come see how festive ArtWalk can be!
Thursday, March 2, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association, in conjunction with Tarra Lazos Creative, the City of Scottsdale, and the Art Institute of Phoenix, has announced the program for its March 2017 Native Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk. Galleries in downtown Scottsdale will host a multitude of Native artists showing their best work during this special ArtWalk, and for the first time, a contemporary Native American fashion show will be held featuring designs from the brightest stars in contemporary Native American design.
The ArtWalk and fashion show will begin at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 2 on Main Streetbetween Marshall Way and North Goldwater Boulevard. Using Main Street as a runway, Navajo/Hopi artist Troy Whitethorne and Phoenix Creative Cultural Worker Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns will produce the most unforgettable evening Scottsdale has ever seen.
Since he began in 2009, Mr. Whitethorne’s bold exhibitions of Native American couture have wowed audiences from coast to coast. With models flying in from around the country, Mr. Whitethorne’s provocative ensemble will engage and delight.
A wide array of Native American performers will take the stage to segue the runway transitions and will also be along the ArtWalk and in the galleries, all helping to make this a night to remember.
Fashion Designers include: Elizabeth Whitethorne Benally, Doreen Begay, Zen Jen, Marisa Mike, Della Bighair-Stump, Felix Earle, Norma Baker FlyingHorse, Edison Ritchie, Michael Shonie, B DayChief Bullshoe, Erilaina Chavez, and Mae Mallahan. Also showcased will be the jewelry of Tonya June Rafael and Lyle Toledo.
Featured guests will include Miss Indian World, Danielle Ta’Sheena Fin, (Standing Rock Sioux Nation) and actor Jeremiah Bitsuie (Navajo) along with tribal dignitaries representing various Nations.
The ArtWalk and Contemporary Native Fashion Show are free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 4, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association and Tarra Lazos Creative are also very pleased to announce a special, intimate reception on the evening of Saturday, March 4th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at River Trading Post on Main Street. San Carlos Apache desert forager and lecturer Twila Cassadore will present sumptuous desert delectables for tasting, and discuss the benefits of a diet rich in the desert flora which sustained indigenous residents of Arizona long before European contact.
Ms. Cassadore is a San Carlos Apache Tribal member and has devoted the past five years to the Traditional Western Apache Diet Project, working with Apache elders to document and analyze the pre-reservation Apache diet and helping incorporate this knowledge into everyday community living. She also works on a number of community health issues and other cultural preservation projects in addition to being a caterer and food vendor She is the founder of Native Mothers Against Meth.
Due to limited space, this reception will be a ticketed event benifiting the Scottsdale Gallery Association. Stay tuned for ticketing details!