ART In The Community

ART In The Community


In Honor of our Sister City, Kingston, Ontario, Scottsdale Sister Cities Association, in collaboration with Scottsdale Artists’ School and Scottsdale Public Library, Mustang Branch

You’re Invited to the shows opening reception on Canada Day July 1!


All are welcome to join us in celebration of this rare glimpse into the lives of our friends in Canada as we emerge from Winter 2021 with renewed appreciation for
understanding, goodwill, and artistic expression. Kingston-Scottsdale Teen Art Exchange features artwork created by students from our sister city Kingston, Ontario, Canada. In turn, the work of student artists from Scottsdale will be placed on display at Kingston’s beautiful arts center, the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. 

Join us for ”Walkabout”: Kingston to Scottsdale Art & Photography Exchange & Meet Glenn Williamson, The Honorary Consul of Canada for Arizona.  

Location:  Scottsdale Public Library, Mustang Branch,  10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Time:  12:30 to 1:30 pm  | Date:  Thursday, July 1, 2021

Click Here for more Information:  More Details and to RSVP

Stop by and  visit this beautiful exhibition during library hours through August 30, 2021. This show is a collaborative effort by the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association, Scottsdale Artists’ School, & Scottsdale Public Library, Mustang Branch. 






Scottsdale Young Artists & Authors Showcase 2021

Theme “United in Hope” Student Art & Writing Competition

HM Danielle Sharkey -Worlds Kitchen -Cha

“United in Hope” Exhibit & Virtual Showcase
April 16 – June 20, 2021

Virtual Award Ceremony: May 8th, 2:00-3:00 pm

Proudly presented by
Scottsdale Sister Cities Association
In partnership with
Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation
Scottsdale Artists’ School.

For this theme, we ask students to explore and share their insights for a more unified and peaceful world. Sister Cities aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. We invite you to share your creations with us and our friends around the world. Email   Categories: Visual Art, Essay, Poetry

Upcoming Teen Art & Writing Exchanges:
Kingston-Scottsdale, Marrakech-Scottsdale, Alamos-Scottsdale

The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique phenomenon in that it has affected every country around the globe. However, as is common in tragedy, hope shines through for those who persevere. Hope is a uniting force during this time as people struggle to cope with its ongoing effects and once again start to imagine a life without social distancing or wearing a mask. Indeed, the younger generation is capable of dreaming of a human existence that is even more dynamic, more advanced, and more resilient than ever before.

Students should explore the following questions through through the eyes of people who believe people to people international activities will make the world a better place and and include creative ways that we should stand together looking toward the future.

  • How can the next generation of youth ambassadors help communities respond during and after the pandemic?

  • In what ways does international experience affect an individual or community’s ability to stay hopeful?

  • What are some examples or illustrations of coming together and celebrating our hope in humanity and its future?

  • What are some unique ways that your culture has proven to be hopeful during the past year?