The Gold Palette ArtWalk brings together the most delicate art in Scottsdale including 28 galleries and two museums — Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. The Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts its weekly ArtWalk every Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the SGA also presents several Gold Palette ArtWalk events per year that feature a dedicated theme and activities specific to the theme including demonstrations and more.
2022-2023 Gold Palette Artwalk Lineup:
Thursday, Nov. 10 Taking place in conjunction and partnership with the popular Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, this special ArtWalk will highlight some of the participating artists featured in this year’s spectacular public art installation including Public Artist Jeff Zischke — who opened Zischke Design Gallery and Café in late summer and will be displaying his “Droplet” large scale light up sculpture at the Casa De Artistas plaza.
Thursday, Dec. 8 — This spirited Scottsdazzle-themed ArtWalk features holiday-centric artwork, gifts for the art lover, festive entertainment such as strolling carolers and a visit from Santa, and other jolly experiences.
Thursday, Jan. 12 — The annual Demonstrate and Donuts event serves as a fundraiser for the 100 Club of Arizona, a non-profit organization that has been providing assistance to statewide public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, and EMT/paramedics as well as their families since 1968. In addition to live demonstrations and sampling sweet treats, guests can enjoy music by traditional bagpipe performers.
Thursday, Feb. 2 — In alignment with the city of Scottsdale’s Western Week festivities, this Gold Palette ArtWalk features authentic native artists and artwork, performances, and more.
Thursday, March 2 — In honor and celebration of Scottsdale’s vibrant and thriving native art, culture, and heritage, the Native Spirit ArtWalk highlights the vast and incredible mediums that are inspired by and created by Native American artists. Themed activities, entertainment, and exhibits take place within participating galleries as well as along the streets of the Scottsdale Arts District.
Thursday, April 13 — The “Old World Meets New World” ArtWalk is a new theme to the lineup this season and is set to feature great masters and stunning newcomers to the incredible Scottsdale arts scene.