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February 2020

Arizona Fine Art Expo

February 1 - March 22
Arizona Fine Art Expo
26540 N. Scottsdale Rd
26540 N. Scottsdale Rd, AZ 85255

Guests can meet and watch nationally acclaimed and award-winning artists at work in 124 patron-friendly studios as Thunderbird Artists hosts this art adventure. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10, season pass; $8, seniors and military. 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-837-7163.

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Celebration of Fine Art

February 1 - March 29
Celebration of Fine Arts
Hayden Road and Loop 101
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

This 30th annual juried invitational gathering features 100 renowned and emerging artists from across the country who show and sell their gallery-quality work in an intimate studio setting. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Season pass: $10, adults; $8, seniors and military; free, children 11 and younger. Hayden Road and Loop 101, Scottsdale,, 480-443-7695.

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Interior Designer for Hire

February 1 - April 30
$99 – $175

The Arizona North chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers hosts this popular program, which matches homeowners with local ASID designers for a consultation at $99 per hour or $175 for a two-hour session. Designers volunteer their time, and the fees collected support Project Veterans Pride and the James Walton Home, as well as student scholarships. Valleywide and Northern Arizona,

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Art on the Wild Side

February 1 - May 31
Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Lucy Dickens, Anne Peyton and Joye DeGoede share their unique visions of wildlife and conservation via photography, paint and mixed media in this exhibit. Art is available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Phoenix Zoo’s conservation initiatives. Call for times and ticket prices. Savanna Gallery, Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix,, 602-286-3800.

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ASU Art Museum (FREE)

February 1 - February 29
Nelson Fine Arts Center
51 E. 10th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Begin at the End, through Feb. 1; and Pulso: Tania Candiani (Part I), through Feb. 29. Tu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; W-Sa, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe,, 480-965-2787.

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Wild Rising

February 1 - May 10
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Penguins pose among the cacti, snails are positioned atop of the garden’s butte and majestic gray wolves are on guard as this exhibit features 13 installations of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. The vibrant art forms are the creations of Cracking Art, a collective of artists who demonstrate that plastic can be reinvented into something eye-catching and thought-provoking. Call for times and ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N.…

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Javelinas de Tubac

February 1 - March 26
Tubac Center for the Arts
#9 Plaza Rd
Tubac, AZ

A herd of 50 javelinas have invaded the streets of Tubac, serving as a canvas for local artists who have transformed the fiberglass creations into one-of-a-kind works of art. The whimsical critters will be sold in silent and live auctions, with proceeds benefiting Tubac Center for the Arts. Visit for details.

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February 1 - March 1
Scottsdale Quarter
15037 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, Az
$20 – $28

Celebrate your favorite sugary treats at this epic candy playground featuring larger-than-life interactive art installations and full sensory experiences, from flying unicorn pigs and confetti explosions to a marshmallow pit filled with more than 250,000 foam marshmallows. Check website for times. $28, adults; $20, children 4-12; free for 3 and younger. Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Advance ticket purchase only.

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February 1 - March 15
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
$15 – $24

Visitors interact with and become part of the colorful art as this interactive experience offers 13 immersive, thought-provoking and conversation-starting artworks spread across a 16,000-square-foot exhibition space. Presented by Wonderspaces and featuring everything from glowing lights to a sewing machine orchestra, the show welcomes all ages to explore imaginary worlds where the rules are different. Twelve of the works are new to Arizona, with Submergence by Squidsoup returning by popular demand. Tu-F, noon-10 p.m.; Sa,…

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Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

February 1 - March 1
Carefree Carefree, AZ  Map

Thunderbird Artists presents this juried fine-art festival, which showcases 160 artists from throughout the world, complemented by wine tastings and live entertainment featuring flamenco guitarist Esteban and his violinist daughter, Teresa Joy. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3. 101 Easy St., Carefree,, 480-837-5637.

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