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From museums to musicals to the old west, a visit to Greater Phoenix is a showcase of the budding arts, the culture scene and live shows. For art-loving visitors, Greater Phoenix offers a vast number of enchanting and unique museums. The world-class Phoenix Art Museum boasts more than 17,000 pieces in various collections. In Copper Square-Downtown Phoenix, discover Phoenix’s beginnings at the Museum of History or visit the distinctive Museo Chicano for an overview of historic and contemporary Mexican art.
ARTS, PERFORMANCES & CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
Celebration of Fine Art
Loop 101 and Scottsdale RoadScottsdale, AZ
A seasonal fine-art event. It’s like visiting 100 juried artists’ studios in one day. Artists’ demonstrations and sculpture art.
Scottsdale Gallery Association
P.O. Box 2810 Scottsdale, AZ 85252
An association of fine art galleries dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts. Sponsor of the Scottsdale ArtWalk.
Arcosanti, The Cosanti Foundation
HC 74, Box 4136, 1-17 at Cordes Junction, exit 262
Mayer, AZ 86333
Paolo Soleri’s architecture project is an “urban laboratory” in progress. Tours include Soleri bronze-bell foundry. Gift gallery, cafe, bakery, guest rooms, weekly dialogues with Soleri.
6433 Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti Foundation. Paolo Soleri’s studios/gallery. Unique complex of earth-formed concrete structures housing the
foundries where the famous Soleri Windbells are made and sold. Visitors welcome.