​ Scottsdale ArtWalk Inaugural Video ArtWalk to Take Place April 7



This Thursday, April 7 is the first-ever Video ArtWalk from 6:30-9:30 p.m. along the ArtWalk line on Marshall Way and Main Street in downtown Scottsdale.

For decades, the Scottsdale ArtWalk has showcased the finest in a variety of artistic mediums throughout Old Town Scottsdale. During a typical ArtWalk, galleries and some shop stay open late every Thursday night to feature art exhibits, live art demonstrations, gallery talks and even light appetizers and refreshments. As part of the 2016 Gold Palette ArtWalk Series, Video ArtWalk will take place 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday April 7. Best of all, there is no admission to come and enjoy the visual festivities!

If you think you have seen every kind of Scottsdale ArtWalk possible, you’re in for a special surprise! This event will present a popular new global trend in the visual arts by combining fine art with video art. Besides the great art inside the galleries, video artists will display their work on the exterior walls of buildings along Main Street and Marshall Way. The event will include:

  • Dynamic video projection installations by Arizona‐based video artists Mark Hughes, Francisco Flores, Justin Winters, Lauren Strohacker, and Kendra Sollars
  • Live music by 6 bands
  • Performance art by designer Katharine Leigh Simpson
  • Special gallery exhibitions throughout

Pop street musicians and entertainers will perform along the street to assist in capturing the spirit of the new age of visual and performance mediums. Come be a part of this special Scottsdale ArtWalk event! For additional information about Scottsdale ArtWalk, click here.

About Video ArtWalk

The event will feature dynamic video projections by Mark Hughes, Francisco Flores and Justin Winters -- visual artists working in a variety of light-based mediums to create dynamic experiences. Working as part of a collaborative group, the artists use lasers, video projection and LED lighting along with software and real-time image capturing techniques to create interactive environments. New work will be on display in more than half a dozen locations between 5th Avenue and Indian School Road along North Marshall Way. The group’s past works have included a large-scale laser billboard in downtown Phoenix using a real-time Twitter interface, projecting at a major Hollywood venue and installations at: ArtelPhx; Burning Man; the Herberger Theatre; and numerous art galleries throughout the Southwest.

Some of their work is shown here.

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