FUN FOR ALL AGES

  • SMoCA is free all weekend with festival admission.

  • Artist Talks will be on Friday, March 11th in SMoCA Lounge.

  • Our giant games garden is back offering Jenga, Connect 4, Checkers, Bag Toss and Yard Dice.

  • Be sure to visit the Arizona Coyotes interactive exhibit located near the LOVE sculpture.


WALKING TOUR OF SCOTTSDALE PUBLIC ART

Get your Festival experience off on the right foot with Scottsdale Public Art’s guided walking tour of Old Town Scottsdale. Led by Scottsdale Public Art Director Donna Isaac and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Wendy Raisanen, the tour starts at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, and features more than a dozen works of art, from Robert Indiana’s world-famous LOVE sculpture to Ed Mell’s dramatic Jack Knife. The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and covers about 3/4 of a mile. Participants will return to the Festival by golf cart. Limited to 20 participants. Tickets are $15 and available at ScottsdalePublicArt.org or 480-499-TKTS (8587).


IMAGINE NATION. ART IS EVERYWHERE.
 

The family area of the Scottsdale Arts Festival is called Imagine Nation. Located on the north side of City Hall, this area is open throughout regular festival hours, and provides art projects and entertainment for children and their families.  The family area activities and entertainment are free with festival admission.  This year’s theme is Art Is Everywhere!  

The family area offers a variety of sights, sounds, and hands-on art activities that engage participants in creative imagination. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Artist School will be doing the hands on activities and takeaways all weekend long.  

We'll see you soon!