Scottsdale Art Galleries
(Scottsdale, Arizona - AZ, USA)
Scottsdale is home to a seemingly endless number of galleries, ranging from small privately-owned establishments concentrated along Main Street and Marshall Way, to large public institutions enjoying high visitor numbers.
Scottsdale is the place to head for arts and crafts in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. In particular, the Museum of Contemporary Art stands out, featuring five main gallery spaces and a growing permanent collection, and being located close to the Civic Center Library and the City Hall. Just a relatively short distance away, you may also like to pay a visit to the art galleries sited within Paradise Valley, Phoenix
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
Address: 7374 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale, Arizona AZ, 85251, USA
Tel: +1 480 874 4666
Showcasing the latest in contemporary design, art and architecture from around the world, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has been a focal point for contemporary art in the region since its opening in 1999. Housed in a building designed by acclaimed architect Will Bruder, this minimalist structure encompasses five galleries. Hosting frequently changing exhibitions, a permanent collection and a sculpture garden, this is a museum that will inspire and challenge your ideas about art.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 10:00 to 17:00, Friday and Saturday - 10:00 to 21:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for students, members and children under 15 free, free on Thursdays and also on Friday and Saturday - 17:00 to 21:00
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 7380 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale, Arizona AZ, 85251, USA
Tel: +1 480 994 2787
While not an art museum as such, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is the epicenter of the arts scene in the city, with small visiting exhibitions and musical, theatrical and dance performances hosted throughout the year. Educational programs and workshops feature regularly and the genre of arts explored here is wide and inviting.
Open hours: call for details
Admission: charge for some events
Arizona State University (ASU) Art Museum
Address: 425 East University Drive, Tempe, Arizona AZ, 85281, USA
Tel: +1 480 965 2787
Housed in a contemporary concrete structure, this top notch art museum focuses on contemporary art. Exhibitions consist of frequently changing visiting works, while the permanent collection includes everything from prints and sculpture to ceramics and crafts. The museum is also host to workshops and other events, while the onsite store ensures visitors go home with a souvenir.
Open hours: Tuesday - 10:00 to 21:00, Wednesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
American Fine Art Editions
Address: 3908 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona AZ, 85251, USA
Situated just a couple of blocks from the city's Center for the Performing Arts and within the Old Town, the American Fine Art Editions gallery is a commercial venture serving as a significant source for many private collectors. Spread around an exhibition space covering approximately 12,000 square feet / 1,115 square meters, the choice of paintings is certainly impressive and if your budget allows, you will be able to purchase creations by the likes of Chagall, Miro, Picasso, Renoir and Warhol, together with some authentic Rembrandt etchings. Visitors will also likely appreciate the various sculptures and lithographs, along with the hand-blown glassworks. In general, the gallery specializes in American and European paintings created between the 19th and 21st centuries, while a framing service, elaborate designer jewelry, large colorful prints and changing exhibitions are all further highlights.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 18:00, Sunday - by appointment only
Address: 6433 DoubleTree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley, Arizona AZ, 85253, USA
Tel: +1 800 752 3187
Now a registered historic site, Cosanti Originals is a complex of cast concrete structures made by Paolo Soleri. Here visitors are also able to check out his studio, where his famous bronze wind bells are made and sold.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00.
Admission: by donation
Phoenix Art Museum
Address: 1625 North Central, Phoenix, Arizona AZ, 85004, USA
Tel: +1 602 257 1222
Boasting over 17,000 art works, art lovers will love the permanent collections on display here, including everything from Asian and European art to modern and contemporary works, as well as a whole section on fashion design.
Open hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00, Thursday - 10:00 to 21:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, students and children, children under six and Thursdays free