Comfort Suites Old Town Scottsdale
3275 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 946-1111
Fax: (480) 874-1641
Arts & Museums
The Riva Yares Gallery was established in 1964, with locations in Scottsdale and Santa Fe. The gallery showcases the works of international and local artists and exhibits are museum-level modern and contemporary. This huge gallery with more than 15,000 square feet (1393.54 square meters) of space, is one of the oldest contemporary art galleries in the regions. More than 50 artists have showcased their work here. The gallery also publishes catalogs and books that document solo-exhibitions including critical essays, biographies and color reproduction.
Larsen Gallery is a contemporary art gallery and specializes in the art and artworks of Fritz Scholder. Through their 'Secondary Art Market', the gallery also helps artists and sellers in the resale of art. Larsen Gallery also leases fine art to buildings, offices and various art programs. They showcase paintings, graphics, sculptures, photography and mixed media art. The 53,000 square feet (4923.86 square meters) of gallery space and 800 square feet (74.32 square meters) 'sculpture garden' is open daily for events.
Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art displays a variety of frequently changing contemporary art exhibits and hosts special events for adults and families. Photographs, paintings and sculpture are just some of the highlighted mediums. Devoted to the art, architecture and design of our time, SMoCA offers free art lectures, symposiums, workshops and readings, providing a forum where visitors can interact with contemporary artists. Thursday is the best day to visit the museum as guest can take advantage of the free entry.
Originally built as Scottsdale's first Little Red School House, this facility was used by the Chamber of Commerce during its restoration and conservation. Today the collections at Scottsdale Historical Museum include, among others, exhibits featuring Winfield Scott - the founding father of Scottsdale. Photographs and memorabilia representing the history and culture of The West's Most Western Town are featured. There is an on-site gift shop with interesting specialty books for children and adults and admission is free. See website for event calendar and more.
American Fine Art Editions is a haven for an art enthusiast featuring various works of fine arts. Nestled in the Arts District of Scottsdale, this gallery possess original masterpieces by legends of the art-world like Pablo Picasso's cubist, red and blue-hued works, Victor Vasarely's optical art, LeRoy Neiman's expressionist art, Andy Warhol's pop art work and Salvador Dali's thought provoking surrealist art. This gallery exhibits 'The Legacy Collection' featuring works by the esteemed artist Andrew Wyeth, whose beautiful painting depict landscapes and portraits. This is a great place to visit on Thursday when it participates in the Thursday Artwalk and keeps its exquisite collection out on display.
Trailside Galleries is one of the earliest western art galleries to display works of western artists involved in contemporary artwork. Established in 1963 this Scottsdale gallery and their other Jackson Hole gallery represent some of the accomplished artists in the United States. Their collection is spread across many styles including Native American Art, Western Art, Figurative, Impressionism, Landscape Art, Wildlife Art, Southwestern Art, Western sculpture. Different mediums also find their place here including oils, pastel, watercolor, gouache, mixed media, graphite, woodcarving and bronze.
At Overland Gallery plush carpets cover the floors while large, beautiful paintings stand in heavy gilded frames. Overland showcases primarily American artists. Some featured artists include Gary Ernest Smith, Martin Grelle and Ed Mell, though rotating exhibits are also common. The gallery frequently hosts auctions and events - a big draw for serious collectors.
Gebert Contemporary gallery is an affiliate of the Gebert Contemporary that was started in Santa Fe as Chiaroscuro Gallery by the Gebert Family. The Scottsdale gallery started in 2001 as the Chiaroscuro Gallery and was renamed as Gebert Contemporary in 2008. The displays at Gebert are mostly contemporary abstract paintings and sculptures. They also showcase the work of well known artists, who are mid career or well established. Exhibitions of artists from all over the world are also held here and include those from China, Austria, Germany, Nicaragua, Spain, Mexico and Poland.
Leslie Levy Fine Art was started in 1977 and is one of the leading art gallery's of the southwest. The best contemporary artists have their works displayed here. Leslie Levy Fine Art also has an excellent reputation as a publisher of fine art. They also have a collection of serigraphs, lithographs and giclees. Check website for more information.
True to its name, the Legacy Gallery is a wonderful museum of fine art featuring more than 100 well known artists showcasing historic Western, landscapes, sculptures, wildlife and more. This two level establishment also highlights works of master artists such as Wieghorst, Russell, Remington and Taos Founders and is the base of the Scottsdale Art Auction. The life-sized bronze sculptures are a beautiful piece of artistic creativity and can add great value to any setting. Whether it is an aficionado or a newbie, everyone will enjoy the timeless classics displayed at the Legacy.
May Gallery showcases works in fine arts, crafts, sculptures and other media and are known for their collection of antiquities and framings. Every November, the gallery hosts a show called 'Gold Medal Artists Show' that displays works of over two dozen artists, painters and sculptors. The artists are judged by the sales that he or she draws and the degree of devotion that they have to their careers. Whether you are a connoisseur of art or a newbie, this gallery will have something to suit your tastes.
Started by Bill Faust, Faust Gallery is one of the city's leading art galleries and features the work of up coming and well known Native American artists. The gallery showcases a wide selection of work including contemporary and historic. The list of displays is wide and includes sculptures, jewelry, pottery, blankets, rugs, katsinas, baskets, beadwork, and paintings.