After a three-year hiatus, Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Summer Spectacular-themed Gold Palette Artwalk is returning. Taking place from 6:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, throughout the Scottsdale Arts District—along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School Road on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue—the event serves as an opportunity for art enthusiasts to visit participating member galleries and enjoy local art.
“Our Summer Spectacular ArtWalk is a special time for residents and visitors alike to really enjoy the vibe of a Scottsdale summer,” says Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) President French Thompson. “Participating galleries will be featuring refreshments to help guests stay cool as they peruse summer-themed exhibits and mingle with featured artists.”
Some of the participating galleries and exhibits include:
The Legacy Gallery
During the ArtWalk, the gallery is featuring Arizona artist Matt Smith who, at an early age, developed a lifelong connection to the Sonoran Desert and the great outdoors. Today Smith can be found painting en Plein air from Southern Arizona to the Canadian Rockies, and from the California coast to the Rocky Mountains. Inspired by the landscapes of the American West, Smith aspires to capture a balance between mood, look and feel in his paintings. 7178 E. Main St.
On the Edge Gallery
During the ArtWalk, On the Edge Gallery is showcasing two Arizona artists that epitomize sun and fun—the basics of a Scottsdale summer. Susan Feder’s lithe whimsical sculptures bring the carefree spirit of vacation mode to life, while Sheila Kollasch’s brilliant-hued renditions of the southwest flora and fauna highlight the natural treasures that flourish in Arizona’s sunny environment. Guests can mix and mingle with the artists during the event. 7045 E. Main St.
Quan’tum Art Inc.
Art enthusiasts can enjoy art, cold refreshments, a cool Instagram-worthy photo spot, and, of course, lots of laughs with the artists. 7077 E. Main St., #16
Wilde Meyer Gallery
The gallery’s Summer Show of Color takes place throughout the month of July, with a special reception on July 6 that will feature a wide variety of artists, including Greg Dye, Brenda Bredvik, Cathy Carey, Jaime Ellsworth, John Benedict, Pamela Ambrosio, Adam Homan, and many others. 4142 N. Marshall Way
During the ArtWalk, Xanadu Gallery will feature Spiritiles by enamel artist Houston Llew. Each enamel tile features an image with an inspirational quote. Xanadu offers a large selection, including retired and exclusive Spiritiles. 7039 E. Main St., #101
The Scottsdale Gallery Association’s (SGA) weekly ArtWalk, held most Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in partnership with the City of Scottsdale, highlights the finest art in Scottsdale featured throughout 28 galleries and two museums—Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. In addition, the SGA’s Gold Palette ArtWalks, with multiple events throughout the year, feature a dedicated theme and themed activities, including entertainment, refreshments, demonstrations, and more.