June and July 2012 Events in Downtown Scottsdale Attention Concierge
The Old Town Saturday Farmer's Market – Summer Time Change This popular weekly attraction provides residents and visitors with a colorful variety of handmade items, local produce and food samples by award-winning chefs from local eateries. The market is on the northwest corner of Brown Ave. and 2nd Street with plentiful underground parking and street side parking. To view a slideshow of market offerings go to: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/downtown/OldTownDebut.asp Time: Saturdays March and April 7am – 11am Where: Oldtown Corral Parking Garage (street level) Contact: 480-312-7750 - www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park’s Free Concert Series McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park hosts its free Concert Series through July 3. Bring a blanket or chair, and hear a variety of favorite local bands. Call to find out who’s playing & when. Time: Sunday evenings May 6 to July 8, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Where: Southeast corner of Indian Bend and Scottsdale roads Contact: For entertainment Schedule call 480-312-2312 select #5 Scottsdale Adventure Center This new Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau center helps visitors learn about and immediately book outdoor adventures - from hiking and biking to horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. Time: Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall Hours - Where: Scottsdale Fashion Square Contact: www.scottsdalecvb.com Summer Spectacular ArtWalk One of the Valley’s most surprising events always draws hundreds to the “coolness” of the Scottsdale Arts District. The 23rd annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk is sure to provide another great midsummer’s entertainment. ArtWalkers can “chill out” as they enjoy dozens of fine art galleries will be busy with artist demonstrations, exhibit openings, special receptions, wine tastings, live music, delicious samples from great restaurants, and more. The Scottsdale Gallery Association’s new YEA! – Young & Emerging Artists program features live artist demonstrations to the beat of live jazz at the northwest corner of Main Street & Marshall Way near the famed “Jackknife” statue. Nearby, cuisine is often served up by top area restaurants who sell favorite items to help raise funds for YEA! and the nonprofit SGA’s Arts Education Fund. As always, there are many fantastic eateries nearby that make “ArtWalk’s Recommended Restaurants” list. sponsored in part by China Mist Iced Teas and Comerica Bank. Time: Thursday, July 5, 7-9pm Where: Main Street and Marshall Way. Contact: Scottsdale ArtWalk hotline, 480-990-3939 or visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com Second Saturday Downtown Cultural Trolley Tour Climb aboard an air conditioned, historic Downtown Scottsdale Trolley and be taken to the arts district and learn about different galleries. Tour galleries and have an expanded experience the average visitor misses. Park in a lower level of the Oldtown Parking Corral and return to a cool comfortable ride home. Meet at the Old Adobe Mission on Southeast corner of Brown Avenue Second Street. Great for families and the tour and parking are free. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED . Time: 10:30am Where: Oldtown Parking Corral 2nd St. and Brown Contact: 480-634-6850, email@example.com
Acquire Some Cool Couture Whether you’re looking for the latest in summer fashions, strappy sandals or trendy accessories, you’ll find all the treasures you seek at Scottsdale Fashion Square’s roster of upscale boutiques and department stores, which includes favorites like Barneys New York, Nordstrom, H&M, Bebe and Jimmy Choo. Time: Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall Hours - Where: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Rd. Contact: 480-945-5495 www.fashionsquare.com SMoCA Free Thursdays Catch a free docent-led tour of the exhibitions. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has free admission every Thursday 10am-8pm.
Time: Every Thursday 10am-8pm Where: 7374 E. Second Street Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 480-874-4666
Docent Led Tours of The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Every Sunday and Thursday enjoy a free walking tour of the museum. Founded in 1999, SMoCA is the only museum in Arizona devoted to the art, architecture and design of our time. Global in its focus, the Museum is a unique and vital cultural resource for the Southwest, serving local audiences as well as visitors from throughout the United States and abroad. Time: Sunday and Thursday 1:30pm Where: 7374 East Second Street Contact: 480-874-4666 www.scpca.org Thursday Evening Scottsdale ArtWalk For more than 30 years, Downtown Scottsdale has featured the Scottsdale ArtWalk. Galleries open their doors to the public and show off the works of some of the Southwest’s most extraordinary artists. Over 100 galleries offer a variety of art from contemporary to traditional and include Western art rivaled only by Santa Fe. The ArtWalk has expanded to include galleries at SouthBridge, the Kiva Center, & Scottsdale Rd. Time: Every Thursday, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Where: Main Street and Marshall Way. Contact: Scottsdale ArtWalk hotline, 480-990-3939 or visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com Downtown Scottsdale Public Art Walking Tour A self-guided, 60-minute walking tour through downtown Scottsdale will introduce you to 10 of the most-celebrated Scottsdale public art works. For more info call 1-800-782-1117
Scottsdale Horse and Carriage Scottsdale Horse and Carriage offers horse drawn Carriage and Stagecoach Historical Narrated Tour Rides featuring historical th buildings and sites, Art Walk Galleries, 5 Ave shops, restaurants and galleries, over the Arizona Canal Bridge to the Commemorative Pony Express Statue. Where: Oldtown Scottsdale at Main Street and Brown Ave Contact: www.ScottsdaleHorseandCarriage.com - 480-656-5353 Scottsdale Trolley – Free Shuttle – 4 Convenient Routes Downtown Trolley. Service hours will make it convenient for diners and shoppers to enjoy traveling in, to and from downtown Go To http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/trolley to see routes and times. Downtown - Services available 7 days a week - trolley will be arriving at each trolley stop Every 15 minutes - 11am to 6pm. Except Thursday’s 11am – 9pm Hospitality - Will provide 30-minute service between Osborn Rd and the Scottsdale Princess resort. Riders will be able to get to WestWorld and TPC Scottsdale for several special events via transfer to an event shuttle at the Princess. Connections to the Scottsdale Resort Trolley, the Talking Stick Trolley and the Downtown Trolley. 10am - 10pm daily, through March. Neighborhood - Service to schools, parks, recreation, hospital/medical treatment facilities, shopping and other local services; as well as transfer options to the Downtown Trolley, and Valley Metro fixed routes. Every 20 minutes - 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Miller Road - Formerly Valley Metro's Route 76 - Plenty of stops on or near Miller Rd. See website for details. Every 30 minutes - Mon - Fri 5:30am to 11pm / Sat & Sun - 6:30am to 8:30pm Time: Dailey 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Where: Downtown Scottsdale Contact: www.scottsdaletrolly.com, or call John Kelley 312-7626 Free Parking Garages Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fifth Avenue Garage 420 vehicle parking spaces with restroom and elevator services for visitors. th rd Where: Entrances are located on 5 and 3 Avenues, between Scottsdale Rd and Craftsman Court. Old Town Corral 230 vehicle parking spaces with restroom and elevator services for visitors. st nd Where: Entrances to the underground and street levels are located on Brown Avenue between 1 and 2 Streets, and on Second Street between Brown Avenue and Scottsdale Road.