ART In The Community

ART In The Community

Hermosa Inn partners with Scottsdale Artists’ School for 2018-19 art series

Sonoran Desert Plants: From exotic to fanciful, agave, mesquite, saguaros, prickly pear and more!

From first-timers to experienced artists unlock your creativity, hone your observation skills, and reignite your sense of wonder to the natural environment around you. Join artist and illustrator Devon Meyer as she offers a variety of ideas and provides personalized step-by-step instruction throughout the workshop to include sketching and drawing techniques, watercolor skills, and how to use the vivid light and hues of the day.  You’ll take home your own sketchbook journal after a morning that you’re sure to enjoy. This class is for adults.

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Anime Art at Library

This is a free event for ages 10 thru teens.

Learn how to create your own avatars in the Anime & Manga style. Use personality, mood and attitude to inspire your hero, sidekick, villains. Space is limited, so please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your registration. Get more information here

Scottsdale Palomino Library
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1pm – 2pm
Scottsdale Arabian Library
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1pm – 2pm
Scottsdale Civic Center Library
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2pm – 3pm


Young Artists’ Showcase: Scottsdale Sister Cities Association

Building bridges of international understanding and goodwill, the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association (SSCA) serves as citizen ambassadors creating networks and partnerships with eight sister cities around the world. Through student programs and educational, cultural, and business exchanges, SSCA aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.

The Young Artists and Authors Showcase encourages teens to express the SSCA mission through original artwork and literature. Scottsdale students are invited to interpret an annual theme and compete to be exhibited in the local showcase. First Place Winners advance to the international competition in Washington, D.C., where winning entries are then displayed at the Sister Cities International Conference and are exhibited on a year-long tour throughout the U.S.

This year’s theme, “Global Citizens: Resilient Communities,” asks students to explore the concept of resiliency while highlighting citizen diplomacy and the creative ways we initiate peace through person-to-person interaction.
Scottsdale Arts congratulates these talented young artists and authors on their winning entries.
This exhibition is organized by the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association, Scottsdale Artists’ School, and Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach.

Exhibit Dates: Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts: Art Reach Space Gallery, January 18, 2019 – February 26, 2019
Award Ceremony: Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts: ArtReach Space Gallery- January 26, 2:00 – 3:00 pm


Art Activity Booth at Sunday A’Fair

Sunday, Noon – 4 pm
Feb. 17, 2019

Sunday A’Fair at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, presented by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, has become a staple event since it began more than 30 years ago, transforming the park into a space that picnickers and art aficionados alike enjoy, and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best Arizona-based artists for a relaxing afternoon of great entertainment. A pop-up arts market and fun activities for children and families will change each Sunday, making no two A’Fairs the same.
Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and free live performances. Check out the delicious food from the grill, gourmet desserts, beer and wine, and non-alcoholic offerings for purchase, or bring your own picnic to the park.
Schedule is subject to change. Events may be canceled due to inclement weather. Get more information here

Art Activity Booth at Scottsdale Arts Festival
March 8 – 10, 2019
Friday, March 8, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, March 9, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, March 10, 10 am – 5 pm

Long recognized as one of the top art fairs in America, the Scottsdale Arts Festival is a three-day-long celebration of art, music, food and family fun. The event features 170+ jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada, continuous live music and entertainment on two stages, gourmet food trucks and vendors, creative activities for kids at the Community Art Studio family area, free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and more. Get more information here