Scottsdale’s Great Arts!

2009 Scottsdale Leadership Class Reporter

The Scottsdale Leadership Experience
This is the fourteenth of a 17 article series recapping Scottsdale Leadership’s nine-month Core Program. The program educates, connects and empowers citizens who are interested in community leadership.

Vibrant Art = Sustainable Community!

Did you know that Scottsdale is home to over 100 galleries? On the evening prior to our Scottsdale Leadership “Arts in Scottsdale” topic day, Class 24 participated in the downtown ArtWalk.  We were fortunate to have presentations by the owner/staff at three galleries:  Joan Cawley Gallery, Duley Jones Gallery and Gebert Contemporary Gallery. They exhibit some of the finest and most diverse art from all over the world.

The Scottsdale Gallery Association and the 30-year old Thursday night ArtWalk were formed to promote not only the galleries, but the idea of Scottsdale as an arts town.

Visit to check out special events and then be prepared to be awed by the vast array of artwork and the welcoming spirit of the gallery owners.  Like us, you might be lucky enough to meet an artist or two!

More Arts and Culture
Wowed by our ArtWalk experience, we spent the next day gaining an understanding of the role that arts and culture play in Scottsdale – past, present and future. It started with a musical performance by a trio from Musica Nova (Warren Cohen, Music Director).

To read the rest of Suzanne’s blog click here.


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