Scottsdale Fall for the Arts kicks off

Scottsdale embarks this weekend on its third Fall for the Arts, an umbrella label to draw attention to cultural events during tourist season.

Scottsdale Public Art launches another glowing attraction in the canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront. Artists and galleries will host artist demonstrations, interactive exhibits and fundraisers.

The list of events has grown to 13 this year over eight days. Last year, there were four events.

The Fall for the Arts moniker provides branding for a busy arts season.

“The ultimate goal is to have an even bigger art festival — maybe something at the Civic Center park and the (Scottsdale) Waterfront with activities in between,” said Kelly Triplett, director of marketing for the Scottsdale Convention Visitors Bureau. “But now we’re doing what we can to take hold of this particular time.”

Among the highlights is “Glowing Symphonies” on Thursday, Nov. 13, during the Fall for the Arts ArtWalk.

Landscape artist Cyndy Carstens, will host a live, two-hour intuitive painting session inspired by visiting flutist Sherry Finzer. Participants can buy a raffle ticket for $25 for a chance to win the painting. The donations go to Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children. The non-profit music academy based in south Phoenix admits students based on skill, academic standing and need.

“I really wanted to help children have some art in their lives, whether it’s music or something else. A lot of families can’t afford group or private lessons,” said Carstens, owner of Carstens Fine Art Studio Gallery. “Music is a huge part of my own creative process.”

Here are more events to take in during Fall for the Arts. See the complete list at experiencescottsdale.com/fall-for-the-arts-in-scottsdale.

Nov. 8: Beaux Arts Fundraiser

Food, drinks and entertainment while shopping for original works by more than 100 artists raise money for the Scottsdale Artists’ School. 6-9 p.m. at Scottsdale Artists’ School, 3720 N. Marshall Way. Tickets are $125. 480-990-1422, scottsdaleartschool.org.

Nov. 8 through holiday season: ‘ Jellies in the Sky, Cacti in the Water’

Los Angeles artist Shana Koenig created a large-scale temporary installation of glowing, color-changing fiber optic sculptures, bringing the ocean to the sky and desert plant life into the water. See the Scottsdale Public Art installation in the Arizona Canal evenings between the Soleri and Marshall Way bridges. 480-874-4629, scottsdalepublicart.org.

Nov. 13: Banned Play: ‘The Walls’

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Arizona State University’s Banned Plays Reading Series presents Griselda Gambaro’s “The Walls.” The play’s themes of surveillance, torture and disclosure resonate with SMoCA’s exhibition “Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns.” This exhibition is the first major survey of a generation of artists working to collect and reveal previously unreported information. Free, 7 p.m. at SMoCA, 7374 E. Second St. Reservations: smocarsvp@sccarts.org, 480-874-4666 or smoca.org.

Nov. 13: Fall for the Arts ArtWalk

Original art from more than 50 galleries is featured with artist demonstrations, music and food. 7-9 p.m., Downtown Scottsdale Arts District, extending along Main Street west of Scottsdale Road and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue, scottsdalegalleries.com.

Nov. 13: ‘Glowing Symphonies’

Artist Cyndy Carstens will create a two-hour intuitive oil painting inspired by the music of award-winning flutist Sherry Finzer. A $25 raffle ticket could result in taking home the painting. The raffle money benefits Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children. 7-9 p.m., Carstens Fine Art Studio Gallery, 7077 Main St., No. 5, Scottsdale,cyndycarstens.com.

Nov. 13-16 : Artisan Markets’ Fall for the Arts

Art and live music partner on the Marshall Way bridge on Thursday evening from 5 to 10 and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Artists will be giving demonstrations, selling their work and drawing in kids for interactive art projects. artisanmarketsaz.com.

Nov. 15: Brad Garrett

Garrett, who played Ray Romano’s big brother on television’s “Everybody Loves Raymond,” brings stand-up comedy to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. at the art center, 7380 E. Second St. Tickets are $39. 480-499-8587, scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

Article source: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2014/11/07/scottsdale-fall-arts-events/18672193/