WESTERN WEEK: YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT THE OLD WEST. COME SEE IT.
During Western Week, Old Town Scottsdale transforms into an authentic old west experience, and a fun ride for the entire family. Connect with Old Town’s western history, up-close and in person, through western and Native American festivals, art walks, the Hashknife Pony Express, Parada del Sol Parade, and the Arizona Indian Festival. Come say howdy!
Founded in 2005 by three of the most respected names in the field: Michael Frost of New York City’s J. N. Bartfield Galleries, Jack Morris of Morris Whiteside Galleries in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Brad Richardson of Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona; the Scottsdale Art Auction has enjoyed rapid growth and a phenomenal increase in popularity since its inception.
Over 350 lots of the finest in Western, wildlife and sporting paintings and sculptures will be on offer in our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. American Masters like William Gollings, Carl Rungius, W. Herbert Dunton, Edgar Payne, Albert Bierstadt will be joined by the finest names in contemporary Western and American art: Martin Grelle, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Bill Anton, Mark Maggiori, Kyle Polzin and Morgan Weistling and many more.
For more, visit scottsdaleartauction.com
In continued celebration of the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s 46th anniversary season, April’s Gold Palette ArtWalk will be dedicated to the theme of Western Week with entertainment, music and special offerings at participating galleries throughout Scottsdale Arts District.
For more, visit scottsdalegalleries.com
This 43,000-square-foot museum offers an encyclopedia of Western art, featuring regularly changing and permanent exhibits of Western and Native American art and artifacts, entertaining events and informative programs that bring the West’s heritage, culture and community to life. Current exhibitions include more than 250 artworks from iconic Western artist, Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) – the world’s most comprehensive retrospective exhibition to date showcasing Maynard Dixon’s lifework and artistic career as well as Photographs by Barry M Goldwater: The Arizona Highways Collection presented by SRP, and more. Permanent exhibitions include Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection, which features 65 of the finest examples of Hopi pottery spanning six centuries, and The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection, a showcase of more than 1,400 saddles, spurs, cowboy gear and other Old West objects.
For more, visit scottsdalemuseumwest.org
This year marks the 63rd ride for the Hashknife Pony Express, which is the oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express in the world. At noon, the Hashknife Pony Express arrives in Scottsdale and delivers more than 20,000 pieces of mail to the U.S. Postal Service at the front steps of the museum, after which is the opportunity to meet and mingle with the riders.
More info coming soon!
Enjoy a selection of the freshest produce of the season, indigenous specialties of the West, flowers, free-range beef, eggs, local cheeses, freshly baked artisan breads, jams and more from local purveyors.
For more, visit Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market
68TH ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE PARADA DEL SOL PARADE AND TRAIL’S END FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 17 - 10:00 am to noon (parade), noon to 4:00 pm (festival)
Parade route from Drinkwater Blvd. along Scottsdale Rd., finished at Brown Ave.
and Indian School Rd.; Trail’s End Festival is held in the Historic Old Town District
More info coming soon!
This two-day celebration honors Arizona Indian culture and serves as a platform for tribal tourism to raise awareness of Arizona’s indigenous communities through a spirited and immersive festival. Arizona is made up of 22 tribes, and most will be featured during the event. From traditional food, storytelling, and dancing to singing and dwellings, you will walk away fascinated by the native beauty that Arizona has to offer. Additional features include traditional arts and crafts as well as innovations and trends in cultural tourism experiences in Arizona.
For more, visit arizonaindiantourism.org