Art (Walk) Nouveau

Marilyn HawkesNovember 2019
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Photo courtesy Hotel Valley Ho
Photo courtesy Hotel Valley Ho

Get moving this month with these new ambulatory art experiences.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

Shoppers can now take an art walk scattered in and around the luxury mall. You’ll find eight art installations, including Girl Inspired, a three-dimensional work by local artist Diane Rogers depicting a girl with a vivid bouquet of red balloons (in the Apple wing).
Cost: Free. For a self-guided tour, visit fashionsquare.com/artwalk or follow along on social media.

Hotel Valley Ho

Lace up your walking shoes for the Insider Public Art Tour, a two-hour exploration of Old Town Scottsdale’s iconic art. Led by local art expert Ace Bailey, you’ll see Knight Rise by James Turrell and the LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana. The fun, informative walking tour takes place one Saturday a month October through May and includes a stop at Super Chunk Sweets & Treats.
Cost: $25. hotelvalleyho.com.

Scottsdale ArtWalk

From now until July 9, Scottsdale Gallery Association celebrates 45 years with monthly themed Gold Palette ArtWalks on Thursday nights in addition to the association’s weekly art walks. Gold Palette events offer extended gallery hours, live music, artist demonstrations, wine tastings and/or small bites. Don’t miss January’s Gold Palette ArtWalk “Demonstrate! …And Doughnuts” for a mashup of sweet treats and art.
Cost: Free. scottsdalegalleries.com

Scottsdale Joyride

Choose six to eight backdrops from more than 40 Instagram-worthy locations around Old Town and hop on a golf cart for JoyridesAZ’s Instagram Tour. Your local guide/photographer will snap photos of you and your group and then airdrop you the results.
Cost: $25, 1 hour; $35, 11/2½ hours with props, joyridesaz.com

OLDIES BUT GOODIES

Learn how Soleri windbells are handcrafted by artisans at Cosanti in Paradise Valley. Tour Soleri studios and/or watch a foundry demonstration amid the melodious bells swaying in the wind. Cost: $15, full tour; $8, foundry tour only. cosanti.com

Tour Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio in North Scottsdale’s desert foothills. The 90-minute Insights Tour goes through Wright’s private quarters, drafting studio and music pavilion. Price: $25-$35. franklloydwright.org

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