For the Love of Art: Scottsdale Art Walk
Writer Grace Hill
For those who have not experienced the historical Arts District located in downtown Scottsdale, let this be your invitation to finally visit the area overflowing with love for the arts. The perfect opportunity to explore the many galleries that line Main Street exists during the free ArtWalks that occur each Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. (excluding Thanksgiving).
Celebrating its 42nd year, the Scottsdale ArtWalk, presented by the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) in partnership with the City of Scottsdale, captivates both the avid collector and the casual arts follower through a relaxed and inviting event where the community can come together and enjoy the exceptionally beautiful artwork of the galleries.
SGA also presents a Gold Palette ArtWalk Series on specific ArtWalk nights. The Gold Palette ArtWalks, with extended hours from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., provide a memorable experience through a special themed event with music and entertainment.
On December 8, the next Gold Palette ArtWalk, “I Spy Santa,” will transform downtown Scottsdale into a Christmas celebration with twinkling lights, holiday decorations and carolers singing the sounds of the season. While guests enjoy the beauty of the decor and the special art experiences throughout the galleries and on the street, they can stop for hot chocolate, apple cider or a holiday picture with the Grinch, Santa’s Elves and Santa Claus. To add to the festivities, guests are encouraged to see one of Santa’s Elves in order to begin a special treasure hunt for holiday characters hiding among the galleries.
After “I Spy Santa,” the five remaining Gold Palette ArtWalks scheduled for 2017 will be: “Local Edge” on January 26; “Western Spirit” on February 9; “Native Spirit” on March 2; “Art in Motion: A Video Experience” on April 6; and “Worth 1,000 Words” on May 4. For your convenience, a list of SGA galleries has been included next.
Altamira Fine Art
Specializing in Western contemporary art, Altamira Fine Art showcases the works of R. Tom Gilleon, Billy Schenck, Howard Post, Theodore Waddell, Gary Ernest Smith and more.
7038 E. Main St.
Amery Bohling Fine Art
Amery Bohling Fine Art captures the essence of the American West through stunning paintings by award-winning artist Amery Bohling. The gallery also provides an opportunity to view Bohling in her back studio.
7100 E. Main St., Ste. 1
Andre Kohn Fine Art
Displaying artwork characteristic of Russian figurative impressionist work, Andre Kohn Fine Art features original oil paintings, drawings, limited edition giclées and figurative sculptures by internationally successful artists.
7034 E. Main St.
Art One Gallery, Inc.
Since 1993, Art One Gallery, Inc. has celebrated the creative talents of student and local artists by providing them with a place to express themselves without hindrance, while giving them professional gallery experience.
4130 N. Marshall Way
Bischoff’s Shades of the West
and Bischoff’s Gallery
Featuring both contemporary and traditional art by Western and Southwestern artists, including works by Native American artists and American landscape painter G. Russell Case.
3925 N. Brown Ave.
Bonner David Galleries
Guests of Bonner David Galleries will find two exhibition spaces of exquisite artwork within the large gallery. One space hosts traditional paintings and sculptures, while the other space dedicates itself to contemporary art.
7040 E. Main St.
Calvin Charles Gallery
As a premier contemporary art gallery, Calvin Charles Gallery showcases renowned and emerging international artists throughout the three-level gallery and has become a choice gallery for art collectors.
4201 N. Marshall Way
Carstens Fine Art Studio and Gallery
The gallery of professional artist Cyndy Carstens exhibits her breathtaking landscape oil paintings that are her interpretations using a mixture of realistic, impressionistic and abstract styles.
7077 E. Main St., Ste. 5
Esses Rare Objects D’Art
With a specialty in 19th century European and Asian art, Esses Rare Objects D’Art features one-of-a-kind antiques, sculptures, oil paintings, objects d’art and much more.
7169 E. Main St.
Expressions Gallery showcases American West contemporary and traditional works, including pieces by the late Dave McGary, who beautifully created historically accurate bronze sculptures depicting Native Americans.
7077 E. Main St.
Femmes Fatales and Fantasies
Open since 2007, Femmes Fatales and Fantasies exhibits the glitter and ceramic art of Sherry Goldberg. Original, vintage movie posters can also be purchased at the gallery.
7013 E. Main St.
French Designer Jeweler
Featuring art pieces by 20 international designers described as both gorgeous and wearable, French Designer Jeweler includes the work of Alex Sepkus, Carolyn Tyler, Atelier Zobel, Sarah Graham and more. 7148 E. Main St.
Gallery Andrea, showcasing the talent of world-renown artist Andrea de Kerpely-Zak, displays her beautiful paintings of Impressionist-style flowers. De Kerpely-Zak’s resume includes publishing with Georgia O’Keeffe and completing commissioned works for Pope John Paul II. 7019 E. Main St.
Providing fine art for more than 24 years, Gallery Russia excels in bringing the public a diverse collection of paintings from the Soviet Era, along with an expertise in that time period unlike any other.
7103 E. Main St.
Gebert Contemporary Art Gallery
Displaying contemporary abstract paintings and sculptures of artists from various parts of the world, Gebert Contemporary Art Gallery focuses on established artists and a select few new artists.
7160 E. Main St.
J Klein Gallery
J Klein Gallery brings the public dynamic contemporary artwork by painter Jim Klein, wildlife sculptor Dan Ostermiller and “surruralism” painter Jeffrey Berryman, which can be admired at the gallery or on the website.
7136 E. Main St.
The Legacy Gallery, showcasing traditional Western fine art since 1988, represents nationally-known artists who produce representational and impressionistic art of Western, figurative, wildlife, still life and landscape subjects.
7178 E. Main St.
Featuring a wide selection of paintings and sculptures in different styles, Mainview Gallery exhibits the work of Pino, Alan Wolton, Kent Wallis, J.D. Challenger, Elie Hazak, Rodd Ambroson, Matthew Placzek and more.
7120 E. Main St.
Nature Exposed Photography
The Nature Exposed Photography gallery, which has expanded from Flagstaff to Scottsdale, displays the wildlife and landscape photographs of Tony Freeman that capture beautiful images from across the globe.
6909 E. Main St.
On The Edge Gallery
On The Edge Gallery, which was opened in 2012 and showcases a diverse range of artwork, is comprised of 40 local emerging and established artists who own, operate and work within the gallery.
7050 E. Fifth Ave.
Pejman Gallery exhibits oil paintings by artist Bob Pejman that portray scenes of European and old-world vistas. The gallery also features paintings by American and European artists and the sculptures of Gaylord Ho.
7165 E. Main St.
River Trading Post and
Traditional Pueblo Arts
River Trading Post and Traditional Pueblo Arts offers a diverse collection of Native American art from more than 70 different tribal groups. Guests can find anything from antiques to contemporary work.
7033 E. Main St., Ste. 102
Signature Gallery, originally named Charles H. Pabst Gallery, has showcased the vibrant paintings of Charles H. Pabst since 1997. The gallery also features paintings and sculptures by various artists.
7177 E. Main St.
Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
As Main Street’s oldest Native American art gallery, Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques continually presents a wide range of artwork, from Pueblo pottery and traditional Hopi kachinas to antique Indian bead work and Navajo folk art.
7100 E. Main St., Ste. 3
T.H. Brennen Fine Art
Located in the same gallery for more than two and a half decades, T.H. Brennen Fine Art gallery offers works by acclaimed artists whose styles include traditional impressionism, post-impressionism, contemporary and provocative.
7150 E. Main St.
Specializing in historic formats and alternative processes within the current field of photography, Tilt Gallery features contemporary fine art photography and mixed media through individual, juried and group artist exhibitions.
7077 E. Main St., Ste. 14
TLEE Gallery and Studio
TLEE Gallery and Studio showcases multimedia abstracts, mosaic musical instruments and textured paintings by Tina Lee. The gallery also offers mosaic classes in one-on-one formats and small group sessions.
7012 E. Main St.
A preeminent dealer in American representational art, Trailside Galleries offers Western, wildlife, figurative, impressionist and landscape art by both acclaimed and new artists in their 5,500-square-foot gallery.
7330 E. Main St., Ste. 100
Wilde Meyer Annex
Showcasing domestic animals and wildlife art through a variety of mediums, Wilde Meyer Annex also provides custom pet portraits by select artists of the gallery. Wilde Meyer Annex also supports animal charities through gallery show proceeds.
7100 E. Main St.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
Since 1983, Wilde Meyer Gallery has featured paintings, bronzes, sculptures and glasswork by many notable artists. The exhibits of the gallery include abstracts, landscapes, figurative and contemporary Western pieces.
4142 N. Marshall Way
Xanadu Gallery has been presenting the public with a large selection of high-quality contemporary art from established and emerging artists since opening in 2001. Xanadu also boasts of having a website that better connects collectors and artists.
7039 E. Main St., Ste. 101