Combining art and architecture inspired by nature, Dale Chihuly will be returning to the Sonoran Desert to showcase his latest exhibit, Chihuly in the Desert, at Desert Botanical Garden and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West from Dec. 3, 2021 through June 19, 2022. Tickets to attend will be on sale starting Oct. 4.
Arts & Culture
After traveling the world showcasing the works of the posthumously famous Vincent Van Gogh, the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit has finally made its way to Scottsdale, allowing art connoisseurs to step inside the distressed, melancholic mind of Van Gogh, and experience his work in ways that have taken the world by storm.
Come Fall 2021, Landmark Theatres will open at Scottsdale Quarter in the space formerly occupied by iPic. It will be an eight-screen venue and the brand’s first in the local market.
Arizona parents have two requirements for summer activities for their children: it must be air-conditioned and educational. Arizona Science Center’s exhibition calendar checks all the boxes with its trio of fun summer exhibits.
Proving that even a parking garage can be a thing of beauty, Arizona State University’s Packard Drive Structure transforms into a one-of-a-kind event celebrating innovation in art, design and production–designspace: a new drive-thru sensory experience–from April 9 to April 25.
In honor of Old Town Scottsdale’s distinctive history and heritage, Western Week has returned, running from Saturday, April 10, through Sunday, April 18. Visitors who attend Western Week can expect to experience and learn how the town has evolved over 130 years with educational activities and entertainment surrounding its wild west past and Native American influences.
Who couldn’t use a little more positivity in their day? Courtney Larsen of Phoenix’s Spindles Design Co. is bringing fun photo opps and smiles to faces at Tempe Marketplace and Desert Ridge Marketplace via one-of-a-kind interactive chalk walls.
Arizona’s fine arts scene is one of the most vibrant in the country. And fans of the visuals arts are in for a treat, as two beloved Valley photographers have debuted fresh creative projects to kick off the new year.
Bookstores often carry the same inimitable magic boasted by theaters and art galleries—all offer forms of escapism that inspire images of new worlds, thoughts and sometimes even people. Here are some of Arizona’s best local bookstores.
Do you have a resolution to pursue painting or be a better cook in the new year? Kick off 2021 with these can’t-miss Valley classes that promise a good (and safe!) time alongside new skills.