This event reoccurs on Tuesday, May 10, and Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
“A Taste for Art” is a two-part event combining culinary wonders and remarkable art that will take place on May 10 and June 14, 2022. Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West and Scottsdale Artists’ School are partnering to offer patrons of the arts and gourmets two wonderful evenings featuring art lectures and remarkable, artist-inspired menus.
Part I | LON’s at The Hermosa Inn – Tuesday, May 10
- Description: The restaurant at the Hermosa Inn bears the name of a Western Artist, Lon Megargee who was legendary for his artwork and lifestyle. What is now Hermosa Inn, was originally built as Megargee’s home and art studio in 1936. Within Lon’s private dining spaces, guests will enjoy wine, beer, and hors D’oeuvres before sitting down to a three-course gourmet meal. Guests will experience the romantic grandeur of two beautifully designed rooms whose walls are adorned with paintings of Lon Megargee. Privately held works, on loan for this special evening, enhance the unparalleled event. Dr. Betsy Fahlman, a preeminent scholar on the work of Lon Megargee, will deliver an insightful talk with an opportunity for dialogue. Guests having their own copy of Betsy’s rare book can have it autographed at the evening’s end.
- Speaker: Dr. Betsy Fahlman, art historian and author of The Cowboy’s Dream: The Mythic Life and Art of Lon Megargee
- Location: LON’s at The Hermosa Inn | 5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Part 2 | Cattle Track Arts Compound – Tuesday, June 14
- Description: An exceptionally fun evening set within the 13-acre Cattle Track Arts Compound, this private dining experience will include creative cuisine catered by a valley favorite and showcase the famed photographer Scott Baxter. Delivering a talk with examples of his coveted work, guests will have the opportunity to purchase a signed limited-edition print of Baxter’s Hands & Honda as featured on the cover of his book, 100 Years, 100 Ranchers. The often-overlooked Scottsdale arts compound is connected to past and living artists of significance, including Philip C. Curtis, and Fritz Scholder, whose former studio once hosted Baxter. “Hands & Honda” is quintessential Baxter, honoring ranching traditions, preserving cultural legacies, and capturing the spirit of Arizona’s roots. Disembodied from the landscape, and the subject, Hands, and Honda personify the lifestyle that lures people from around the globe to the North American West.”
- Speaker/Artist: Scott Baxter
- Location: Cattle Track Arts | 6105 N Cattletrack Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250