Take advantage of the sweet spring atmosphere and treat yourself to a walk down Main Street and experience art from around the world showcased in Old Town Scottsdale. Enjoy 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
Featuring the artwork of Benjamin Wu and Krystii Melaine
Benjamin Wu is originally from a small town in China. He began painting at the early age of 14 under the guidance of Xuan Chenbang, a graduate student from Guangzhou Fine Art Institute of China- the same institute that Wu was accepted by and graduated from in 1985.
His artistic output includes touching genre scenes depicting life in the American West and rural Asia, sensitive nude studies, and brilliant still lives.
Krystii Melaine was born in the Australian town of Bairnsdale, Victoria.
Regular travels to the American West and time spent with cowboy friends have led to her more recent exploration of the life of modern working cowboys.
"Run Wild" by Krystii Melaine
Bonner David Galleries - 7040 East Main Street
Group Show "Women Artists: Anonymous No More"
Artist Reception: Thursday, April 9th, 7 pm - 9 pm
Show runs April 9th - 21st Featured artists: Claudia Hartley, Cary Ennis, Victoria Herrera,
Dyanna Hesson, Christi Manuelito, Melissa Peck, Carol Redmond,
Paula Rubino, Ellen Skidmore,
Liz Tran, Kathrine Lemke Waste, and Holly Wilson.
As a preview for hosting the American Women Artists annual juried competition and show in November 2015, Bonner David Galleries is showcasing the work of many of their talented female artists.
The art world, long a bastion of men, has recently begun recognizing the many outstanding female artists who have made quite a name for themselves. Among the best of those are these Bonner David artists, each creating new works for this special tribute show.
Come glance at these many fine artists that will whet your appetite for November's national show.
"Summer Kitchen" by Cary Ennis
Esses Rare Objects - 7169 East Main Street
Walking into Esses Rare Objects is like being transported to Europe, it is a must see, once in a lifetime experience. You will fall in love with all of the European treasures.
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.
"A Moment in the Garden" by An He
French Designer Jeweler - 7148 East Main Street
Barbara Heinrich Visits April 16th-18th"Creating jewelry is very natural to me, yet it takes a very high concentration of a special kind, an inner listening and seeing.
This takes me to a secret garden, a place in consciousness where things of great beauty and grace exist and are absolute realities.
My pieces are just as much gifts to me as they are to you. May their uniqueness touch the uniqueness in you." - Barbara Heinrich
The Legacy Gallery - 7178 East Main Street
Scottsdale Art Auction April 11th, First Session 10 am, Second Session 1 pm
The largest auction of important Western, Wildlife, and Sporting Art in the Southwest. Now in its 11th year, Scottsdale Art Auction will host its 2015 auction on Saturday, April 11 with two sessions. Over 300 lots of the finest in Western, wildlife and sporting paintings and sculptures will be on offer in our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale.
American Masters like Charles M. Russell, Nicolai Fechin, Gerard Curtis Delano, and Joseph Sharp will be joined by the finest names in contemporary Western and American art: Howard Terpning, Martin Grelle, Ken Riley, and many more.
The cover lot is a spectacular Charles M. Russell watercolor, Navajos (estimate: $500-800,000) Of particular interest is a magnificent 40 x 34 inch high country painting of a hunter and pack horses, Scouting the Crags, by the great W. R. Leigh (estimate: $200-400,000). An incredible Philip R. Goodwin sporting predicament painting (one that has often been reproduced), entitled Their Lucky Day (estimate: $125-175,000) as well as a new painting by Ken Carlson, painted especially for Scottsdale, and several works by Bob Kuhn, Michael Coleman, Luke Frazier, and others will round out the sporting and wildlife offerings.
"Closing on the Herd" by Howard Terpning (estimates: $300,000 - 400,000 )
All the works in the auction will be on view two weeks prior to the auction and there will be an all-day preview and evening preview party on Friday, April 10th. The Legacy Gallery's knowledgeable staff will be on hand to assist bidders, provide condition reports, and expedite shipping. Full color catalogues will be available and every lot will be on view at their website: www.scottsdaleartauction.com.
May Gallery - 7190 East Main Street
Featuring Scott Wallis and Susanne Nyberg
Scott Wallis' paintings can be described as colorful, intense, vibrant and even aggressive. His impressionistic style makes you feel like you've been or want to be in each scene. He creates a vision of harmony with such elements as color, texture, light, surface interest, and balance, resulting in exciting works of art.
Susanne Nyberg is a "Plein Air" painter, derived from the French term "open air." This style of painting requires the artist to work with extreme rapidity to capture the light and mood of the scene before it changes and vanishes forever. She accomplishes this using oils and palette knives.
"Spring At The Boulders" by Susanne Nyberg
"Adorning The Entry" by Scott Wallis
Pejman Gallery - 7165 East Main Street Established in 1988, Pejman Gallery primarily exhibits oil paintings by the artist Bob Pejman. The son of an operatic composer and a concert musician, he spent his early childhood in Vienna, and then by way of England moved to the United States in 1976.
Pejman's captivating renderings of European and old-world vistas are internationally acclaimed.
"Afternoon Tea at Vizcaya" by Bob Pejman
Scottsdale Fine Art - 7116 East Main Street
Group Spring Show April 2nd - April 16th
Reception: Thursday, April 2nd 7 pm - 9 pmFeaturing new works by most gallery artists.
This is the springtime version of their Holiday Show held during the month of December.
The April weather here in Scottsdale is gorgeous. As the end of "snowbird" season approaches, Scottsdale Fine Art likes to showcase new works throughout the gallery to freshen their offerings.
"No Strings Attached" by Lane Bennion
The Signature Gallery - 7177 East Main Street
"The Garden Party" by Cara Moran, show runs through April 30th
Artist reception: Thursday April 9th, 7 pm - 9 pm
"I am currently working at interpreting the Sonoran desert flora as freshly as possible. I do this by intensifying areas of the desert that I am attracted to and doing this as instinctively as I can." - Cara Moran
Cara loves the quote by Robin Williams, "Spring is nature's way of saying 'Let's Party'."
Come celebrate Spring's arrival with Cara Moran's show and exhibition showcases her vibrant series of blooming cactus and garden botanicals."Fragrant White" by Cara Pabst Moran
"Pop Cacti" by Cara Pabst Moran
Sunmor Fine Art - 7135 East Main Street
Scott Jacobs Reception: April 2nd, 7 pm - 9 pm
Scott Jacobs will be here with his Harley Davidson work. Widely celebrated artist Scott Jacobs has arrived into the mainstream of American fine art culture from his roots as Harley-Davidson's first officially licensed motorcycle artist. Whether your taste for canvas paintings revolves around biker art, car art, lifestyle art, bar art or game-room art in a contemporary art style, you will find an abundance of selections here. Photo-realist painter Scott Jacobs has mastered a multitude of genres in his twenty year career and his modern art depictions for canvas giclees, paintings, canvas prints and posters have found their way to major art collections worldwide including numerous celebrity clients.
"Pappy Was Here"
Indulge yourself in art on canvas which is licensed for: Marilyn Monroe art, Elvis art, Harley-Davidson art, Corvette art, Automotive art, Carroll Shelby art just to name a few.
If you are in search of paintings of your favorite wines; such as Opus, Insignia, Silver Oak, Caymus, Far Niente, Dolce, Luce, Cakebread or Miner all can be found here.
Scott Jacobs has made it easy to surround yourself with masterful works found in museums and fine art galleries that remind us every day that "life is for living".
Trailside Galleries - 7330 Scottsdale Mall
"East Meets West" March 30th - April 12th, 2015
Open House: April 9th, 6 pm - 8 pm
The show will feature a variety of new works by leading Chinese painters Mian Situ, Calvin Liang, Jie Wei Zhou, Huihan Liu and James Jiang.
It has been 15 years now since the gallery first began representing artists from the Chinese mainland. These painters brought a whole new dynamic to the gallery with their strict, formal, academic training. Just as important, they also brought an unabashed enthusiasm that comes from having the opportunity to paint whatever subjects they were passionate about - something that up until the demise of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 would have been strictly forbidden. The chance to travel west literally opened up a whole new world to these artists and they were quick to seize the opportunity to move to the Western Hemisphere and pursue their artistic visions.
"Flowers in Her Hair" by Jie Wei Zhou
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.