Fall for the Arts in Scottsdale

On Nov. 12, 2015, Scottsdale kicks off the 4th Annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts. This year, the event adds exhibitions from British artist Bruce Munro with large-scale light installations at four preeminent locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Scottsdale Fall for the Arts features individual events and spotlights the city’s vibrant cultural scene, which is brimming with art galleries, world-class museums and performance spaces, and an award-winning public art program.

Following is the complete lineup for Scottsdale Fall for the Arts 2015:

“Fall for the Arts” ArtWalk

Date: Nov 12, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  Price: Free
  Location: Downtown Scottsdale Arts District
  Phone: 480-421-1004

Autumn brings an array of art events to downtown Scottsdale, and “Fall for the Arts” ArtWalk is at the heart of it all! This event features original art in 50 galleries, plush artists’ receptions and exhibition openings. Check out all the great happenings hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association.

Beaux Arts Fundraiser

Date: Nov. 14, 2015
  Price: $125
  Location: Scottsdale Artists School
  Phone: 480-990-1422

Enjoy food and drinks and entertainment while shopping original works of art from over 100 artists, all in a festive, party-tent atmosphere. This night of art and entertainment will raise funds for the renowned Scottsdale Artists’ School.

Broadway: The Big Band Years

Date: Nov. 14, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  Price: Tickets start at $29
  Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

The Great White Way was a magnificent platform for a staggering number of hit songs during the Big Band Era. Popularized by stars of radio and television, these standards included classics like “The Lady is a Tramp,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “I Got Rhythm” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” Broadway: The Big Band Years is a thrilling musical adventure featuring these beloved songs along with other hits from Gypsy, 42nd Street, Annie Get Your Gun, West Side Story and more.

Virginia G. Piper Concert Series: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Date: Nov. 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
  Price: Tickets start at $29
  Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Hailed as “one of the best pianists in the world,” Jean-Yves Thibaudet captivates audiences around the globe with his thrilling performances, profound artistry, poetic musicality and dazzling technical prowess. His talent at coaxing subtle and surprising colors and textures from each work he plays led The New York Times to write that “every note he fashions is a pearl … the joy, brilliance and musicality of his performance could not be missed.” Thibaudet has performed around the world for more than 30 years and recorded over 50 albums. Thibaudet’s Scottsdale program will include masterpieces by Robert Schumann and Maurice Ravel.

Scottsdale Desert Radiance

Date: Oct. 3, 2015 – May 8, 2016
  Price: Varies by location, please see website for details
  Location: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Public Art at the Scottsdale Waterfront, Desert Botanical Garden, Lisa Sette Gallery

British artist Bruce Munro’s large-scale light installations and renderings have been displayed throughout the world, from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. This holiday season, Munro will unveil his most highly anticipated work to-date with “Desert Radiance” in greater Scottsdale. Comprised of four distinct light-based exhibits, “Desert Radiance” marks the first time Munro will have multiple installations within just a short drive of one another. Experience Munro’s genius in the distinct Sonoran Desert setting with visits to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Arizona Canal, Desert Botanical Garden and Lisa Sette Gallery. Click here for additional details.