Arizona Artists Showcased at Scottsdale Center and SMoCA on Small Business Saturday, 11/30
The Stores at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) invite customers to kick off their holiday shopping in style at the Small Business Saturday Artists Market on Nov. 30. Featuring works by more than 15 Arizona artists, the afternoon event will take place in the Center's Dayton Fowler Grafman Atrium, noon to 8 p.m.
Celebrated on Thanksgiving weekend, Small Business Saturday was started by American Express in 2010 as a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. A fun, relaxing shopping experience, the Small Business Saturday Artists Market will showcase a variety of unique, hand-crafted gifts, including artisan jewelry, ceramics, textiles, limited-edition prints and more. Shoppers will have the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy a free raffle and other surprises.
Participating artists include: Peggotty Christensen (textiles), Jake Early (serigraphs), Valerie Galloway (jewelry/prints), Karen Holloway (collage/felted purses), Shari Keith (found-object jewelry), Kathryn Korchok (jewelry), Richard Laugharn (vernacular photography/frames), Sandra Luehrson (ceramics), Ann Morton ('Street Gem' jewelry), Christine Santifer (monoprints/cards), Michelle Starts (enamel jewelry), Roy Wasson Valle (t-shirts), Teresa Villegas (prints/cards), Shannon White (mixed-metal jewelry) and Gary Worth (fiber).
The award-winning Stores at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and SMoCA will be open throughout Small Business Saturday offering more selections of one-of-a-kind artist-made jewelry along with imaginative toys, inspiring recycled/upcycled objects from around the world, furnishings for home and office, and music, books, and greeting cards. Discounts will be offered on selected Store merchandise, and shipping service and free gift wrapping will be available. Purchases at the Stores are tax-free with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Center and SMoCA.
For more information, visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact (480) 874-4644.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving approximately 250,000 participants and contributing substantially to Scottsdale's high quality of life and reputation as a vibrant arts destination. The Center's education and outreach programs reach nearly 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 1,800-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on Scottsdale Civic Center Park, a 21-acre urban oasis next to the city's Old Town and gallery districts.
The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council is contracted by the City of Scottsdale to manage the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. The Scottsdale Cultural Council is funded in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.
HOW TO REACH US:
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Patron Services Box Office: (480) 499-TKTS (8587)
TDD: (480) 874-4694
Fax: (480) 874-4699
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