Its spring time in Scottsdale, the perfect time of year to take a stroll down Main Street and experience art from around the world showcased in Old Town Scottsdale. Visit the world renowned art destination and take a little memory home with you. Revel in the work of more than 1,000 artists at 50 plus galleries. There's plenty to see - all conveniently located in a two-block area.
The internationally recognized Main Street has been home to some of America's premier galleries since 1965. Art collectors worldwide have made the area a source for original pieces of a myriad of genres. It's a place where emerging artists are discovered and established and renowned artists are regularly showcased. Whether you're a serious art collector or simply a casual browser, you won't want to miss the Galleries on Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale.
Enjoy the Thursday night ArtWalks. For more than 40 years, this has been an easy and fun way to take in all this art. Old Town Scottsdale's Main Street hosts one of the Southwest's great cultural events, "America's Original Artwalk." This grand open house for the galleries takes place Thursdays from 7pm-9pm. More than just an aficionado's perfect evening, the Art Walk is also a cherished community tradition that brings together residents and visitors. Wander into galleries at your own leisurely pace; stroll around a delightful street lined with famed restaurants, live-music venues, and more; and enjoy the horse drawn carriage rides and trolley rides that are often available.
It's "art-appreciation" taken to a whole new level.
Biltmore Galleries - 7113 East Main Street
Biltmore Galleries was founded in Los Angeles in 1923 by eight famous artists including Charles Russell, Frank Tenney Johnson, Carl Oscar Borg, Kathryn Leighton, and Clyde Forsythe. Biltmore Galleries is the oldest major fine art gallery in the West!
Concentrating on Taos Society and Southwest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, Biltmore Galleries specializes in fulfilling the needs of collectors and museums nationwide. Their gallery also offers lively contemporary works by the likes of Benhamin Wu, Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, Alexander Onishenko, Wayne Salge, Greg Ragland, John Cox, Curt Mattson, Thomas Patrick Quinn, and Krystii Melanie.
Stop by and visit, you never know what famous artist you could meet!
"Pintail Mini" by Stefan Savides
"Rivals - Pronghorns" by Kristii Melanie
Bonner David Galleries - 7040 East Main Street Bonner
David Galleries has a spectacular show featuring two native artists,
Painter Nocona Burgess and the newest sculptor artist, Holly Wilson. Together their works express two different ways of carrying on traditional and their works are both inspired and informed by stories of their histories, culture and beliefs.
Nocona Burgess, who is Comanche, uses accents of highly saturated colors in unexpected way to create the portraits of the real-life people from his heritage, those from the history of art and the animals he that filled the stories he heard as a child.
His unique style blends the an often monochromatic figure, which vaguely resembles the black and white photo he may have used as inspiration with bold, unmistakable pops of vivid color, leaving his own mark on the pasts that inspire him.
Nocona Burgess's "Cultural Juxtaposition & the American Influence"
By Nocona Burgess
Reception: March 5th, 6-9 PM
Show runs from March 5-23
Esses Rare Objects - 7169 East Main Street
Specializing in 19th Century European and Asian antiques and objects d' art, art deco sculptures and European fine art.
Esses Rare Objects carries an extensive collection of precious stone carvings, jade carvings, Japanese porcelain, Dresden, art deco, art nouveau, European bronzes, and American and European oil paintings.
Be sure to stop by Esses Rare Objects, say hi, and enjoy the extensive collection of beautiful work on display.
"Lovers and Idol" by Erte
French Designer Jeweler - 7148 East Main Street
A gallery for jewelry arts." French Designer Jeweler features original creations by artists from around the world, in unusual gemstones and precious metals. French Designer Jeweler represents unique, high quality, artistically designed fine jewelry.
The store's ambiance encourages patrons to find beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry with a style suitable for their lifestyles. Their clients have said, "When they wear our jewelry, people notice."
These clients return time after time to be dazzled by the ever changing array of contemporary and sophisticated designs. Award-winning jewelry-designers seek the opportunity to place their creations at French Designer Jeweler.
This is the most original and beautiful designer jewelry, so don't miss out on the beautiful original designer jewelry at French Designer Jeweler and come by!
The Legacy Gallery - 7178 East Main Street
Featured Artists: Roy Andersen and Oreland Joe.
Roy says the light in the West vibrates in a different manner; it is brilliant, different, raw. His canvases are dominated by the real drama of the American West.
Roy says his work is a celebration of the things he loves and that he is a storyteller and he needs to speak - "I want to have my art say what I believe in a beautiful way."
"She Brings the Shield" by Roy Andersen
Master sculptor Oreland C. Joe Sr. is world-renowned for his work in stone and bronze sculptures. Oreland is a native New Mexican and is of Diné (Navajo) and Ute descent.
"I find strength, faith and dignity through my heritage - yet I also find these in other cultures - and I derive inspiration and motivation from them as well. In my humble opinion, I'm just an artist who happens to be Native American. I find myself in a unique place of receiving blessings from two worlds. My goal and desire is to have more Native American artists to be in this place."
"Evening Thoughts of Him" by Oreland Joe
Glenn feels that the landscape is a divine gift and his goal as an artist is to honor The Creator through painting the best he can with the gifts and tools that have been given to him.
Glenn paints on-location throughout the Southwest, dividing his time between deserts, mountains, and coastal subjects. Glenn feels that time in the field and in the studio are equally important. In his studio, Glenn develops larger compositions worked from field studies and other references. After living in New Mexico for nearly 4 years, Glenn has returned to his native state of California, where he lives on the Central Coast.
“Valley Rider” by Glenn Dean
Thursday, March 12th - Welcoming Artist Reception
David Mann & Paul Moore Show
A painter of Native American figures and genre as these subjects would appear in everyday life, David Mann does extensive research on the clothing and background objects of his subject matter but does not show actual historical events.
Most of his Plains Indians are placed in the context of the mid to late 19th century before they were moved to reservations and could practice the rituals of their culture.
Gunrunners Parley" by David Mann
"Before the Dance" by Paul Moore
Thursday, March 19th
Paul Moore is a fifth generation Oklahoman and a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. In the past thirty six years, he has sculpted more than 130 commissions for numerous municipal, corporate, private and international collections.
His work is in the US Capital Collection, the Brookgreen Gardens Collection, he Oklahoma State Capital Collection, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
For the past 13 years Moore has been working on the Oklahoma Centennial Land Run Monument in Oklahoma City, one of the largest free-standing bronze sculptures in the world.
May Gallery - 7190 East Main Street
Welcoming Artist Reception May Gallery shows the most variety of quality original art available anywhere.
Come visit their new gallery showroom and see their exciting selection from nearly 50 artists.
They have been providing "The May Gallery Experience" since 1972, so be sure to stop by-- you won't want to miss it!
"Le Jardin Spectaculair" by Scott Wallis
Pejman Gallery - 7165 East Main Street
Established in 1988, Pejman Gallery primarily exhibits oil paintings by the artist Bob Pejman, as well as original paintings by leading American and European artists, and the sculptures of Gaylord Ho.
Pejman's captivating renderings of European and old-world vistas are internationally acclaimed.
Come by to say hi! Whether you're looking to start your collection with a piece by Pejman himself or a work by one of the many well-known artists in Pejman Gallery, you're bound to find something exquisite in the selection of timeless and classical American and European original oils.
"Bellagio Village" by Bob Pejman
Scottsdale Fine Art - 7116 East Main Street
Annual Landscape Show Each of the artists showcased has their own unique style in their approach to landscape. Douglas R. Diehl emulates a style reminiscent of the Old Taos School. Peter Holbrook is a master of creating seemingly photographically real renditions of the canyons of the southwest.
From afar they appear like photographs, but as the viewer draws near, the painterly nature of the brushstrokes is dramatic and awe inspiring. Seth Winegar is known for his pastoral scenes of the countryside, often incorporating barns, bovine or sheep, completed with many layers of paint and glaze giving his paintings a dreamy quality. Carol Swinney is well known for her palette knife paintings of locations in Arizona, Colorado, California and Wyoming.
"Under Isis" by Peter Holbrook
February 19th - March 4th
Reception: Thursday, February 19th 7 - 9 PM
Annual Figure Show
The Annual Figure Show features the diverse styles of Stanka Kordic, Michael Maczuga, Xiaoming Wu, David Hettinger and Laura Lacambra Shubert.
From a broad brush contemporary version of the figure by Lacambra Shubert to the more traditional styles of Wu and Maczuga, these artists celebrate the beauty of the figure and the emotive nature of a beautifully painted soul.
"Her Reward" by David Hettinger
Reception: Thursday, March 5th 7 - 9 PM
The Signature Gallery - 7177 East Main Street
"Spirit Descendents" show featuring Malcolm Furlow Malcolm Furlow is widely regarded as the top artist of his genre, having been passed the torch of his esteemed predecessors of R.C. Gorman and Frtz Schoelder. For decades, Malcolm has been known as one of the most important artists of our time. His work has been shown in galleries all over the world and winning prestigious awards in Paris once held by Pablo Picasso. Malcolm is required study in art schools across the globe. His devoted collectors travel from Europe, Sweden and Japan to add to their collections.
Furlow translates his emotion of the human condition, through color, expressing the culture, dignity and stature of the Native American as he sees and feels it.
"Calling the Great Spirit II"
Reception March 5th, 7 to 9 pm.
Artist Show extends through April 30th.
Sunmor Fine Art - 7135 East Main Street
King Frosch Wine Tasting- March 6th, 7-9 PM
Come visit Sunmore Gallery to discover a refreshing take on art and wine!
Sunmore is showcasing and sampling All Natural King Frosch Wines.
German Wine Expert Klaus Bellinghausen will be on hand to lead an educational wine tasting. Learn why these specialty wines, imported from Germany, are known by many as "the no-headache" wines. Fresh, young, fun, yet old world at the same time, the King Frosch line of German wines is not pretentious or snobby. They are just as likely to appeal to a "big red" wine drinker who never drinks white wine, as they are to white wine drinkers who are tired of oak, oak and more oak. Once you try them, you'll find out why more and more people are saying, "long live King Frosch!" The limited distribution of these wines also makes them sought after and desirable with trend setters. Lowest sulfite levels, lowest histamines, crafted according to Germany's strict wine laws, grown in world-famous wine regions, and family owned.
Trailside Galleries - 7330 Scottsdale Mall
"Luminous" by Bruce Cheever
Cheever's newest body of work exemplifies his affinity for tonalism and luminism. His atmospheric, bucolic paintings often have a pastoral element in the subject, much of it inspired by the landscapes and old homesteads found in the west.
Recent trips to Europe, including Switzerland, Italy and Great Britain have also inspired a series of beautiful, pastoral paintings.
"Midway Pastures" - March 2 - 15, 2015
"Color & Concept" by Qiang Huang
Qiang Huang was born and raised in Beijing China and now resides in Texas. His interest in art was developed when he was very young, and influenced strongly by his uncle, Hong-En Huang, a professional painter and art educator.
The new collection of work, which will number approximately 8-10 paintings, will include a variety of painterly still lifes, landscapes, and figuratives.
March 2 - 15, 2015
Whatever you are looking for, you will probably find it here, whether it's modern, abstract, Western, or impressionism; art from Russia, South America, Asia, Europe, or the U.S.; or a sculpture, jewelry, or paintings. Art lovers of all kinds have always found an abundant selection of exquisite originals at The Galleries on Main Street. www.mainstreetartgalleries.com