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The Valley's Premiere Visitor Guide

Gallery Guide

Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix boast an impressive arts community. To help you navigate all there is to see, we've prepared the following list of select area visual-arts venues. Many galleries and museums operate on a seasonal basis, so call ahead for hours of operation and specific exhibit schedules.

For a more detailed copy of the map, please request a copy of the Phoenix Area Map by calling 480-638-3771.

CENTRAL   |   DOWNTOWN   |   EAST   |   NORTHEAST
SOUTHEAST   |   WEST   |   NORTHERN ARIZONA


CENTRAL

HEARD MUSEUM
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
heard.org
Internationally recognized for its vast collection of Native American art, both traditional and contemporary, and cultural artifacts. Opened in 1929, the museum boasts a collection of nearly 40,000 items, as well as a number of spacious exhibit galleries, an education center, museum shop, café, and bookstore.

PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
phxart.org
This venerable museum boasts a four-level wing, sculpture garden, and glass-enclosed lobby, along with such favorite spaces as the Thorne Miniature Rooms and PhxArtKids children's gallery. Houses an 18,000-piece permanent collection and hosts world-class traveling exhibits.

THE HIVE
2222 N. 16th St., Phoenix
Colorful murals painted by a collaboration of dozens of different Phoenix artists, including Marcus Breeze illustrate the exterior walls of this community arts center. Live music, workshops, and events promoting cultural and community initiatives bring people together inside.

DOWNTOWN

{9} THE GALLERY
1229 Grand Ave., Phoenix
9thegallery.com
A contemporary fine arts gallery and creative space that incorporates music, poetry, dance, workshops, and yoga. Also offers a number of regular artists on display as well as meet and greets with artists.

ART AWAKENINGS
1014 N. 2nd St., Phoenix
www.artawakenings.org
A nonprofit outpatient clinic program of the Behavioral Health Agency, this unique gallery showcases artwork developed as part of creative-expression therapy by artists living with mental illness. New showings each month in a variety of mediums.

MODIFIED ARTS
407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
modifiedarts.org
Located in a small brick building in the heart of the Phoenix arts district, this gallery showcases work of all kinds, from photography and paintings to performance art. Also serves as a thriving venue for live music, theater, dance, and film.

MONORCHID
214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
monorchid.com
As one of the largest art and gallery spaces along downtown Phoenix's Roosevelt Row, the 14,000-square-foot Monorchid caters to a wide range of art events and functions, including showings of fine art and photography works.

STEP GALLERY
605 E. Grant St., Phoenix
art.asu.edu/gallery/step
In conjunction with Arizona State University, Step Gallery serves as both an MFA-thesis exhibition space and a student-run gallery. Offers rotating exhibitions of work by graduate-student artists, faculty exhibitions, exchange exhibits from peer institutions, and more.

EAST

ARIZONA WEST GALLERIES
7149 E. Main St., Scottsdale
Offering 19th- and 20th-century American Western art, literature, and artifacts for more than 30 years. Artists include the Taos founders, several California impressionists, and a collection of cowboy collectibles and Western memorabilia. All mediums represented.

FOUNTAIN HILLS ARTISTS' GALLERY
16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills
fountainhillsartistsgallery.com
This artists' cooperative showcases a diverse collection of art from nearly 40 artists. See works such as paintings in watercolor, acrylic, and pastel; mixed-media; sculpture in metal and wood; jewelry; ceramics; and photography.

GALLERY ANDREA
7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale
artandrea.com
Boasts the internationally recognized florals of Andrea de Kerpely-Zak. Sculpture, figurative, abstract, and landscape art of other artists are also featured in this spacious two-story gallery.

MAINVIEW GALLERY
7120 E. Main St., Scottsdale
mainviewgallery.com
Features paintings—from landscape to Westernthemed—and sculptures. Artists include Ed Copley, John D. Cogan, and Dusty Kinman. Events held every month, including during the Scottsdale ArtWalk.

ROCK STAR GALLERY
15220 N. Kierland Blvd., Ste. 160, Scottsdale
www.rockstargallery.net
Fine celebrity art and signed music memorabilia from classic rock artists including Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, and The Rolling Stones. Regularly hosts special events, exhibitions, and artist receptions. Custom framing available.

SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale
smoca.org
A world-class museum housing five galleries with changing exhibitions. Features inspiring and relevant art of our time by such renowned artists as Yves Klein and others. Also enjoy lively gatherings in the lounge, or browse the impressive gift shop.

THE MARSHALL GALLERY OF FINE ART
7106 E. Main St., Scottsdale
themarshallgallery.com
Representing more than 70 artists and featuring contemporary and abstract works. Displays ceramics, blown glass, paintings, and metal pieces. Artists include Kenneth Peloke, Peter Holbrook, Joseph Maruska, and Merlin Cohen. Shows and exhibitions offered throughout the year.ear.

NORTHERN ARIZONA

MUSEUM OF NORTHERN ARIZONA
3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff
musnaz.org
This museum focuses on the Colorado Plateau, with nine exhibit galleries presenting native cultures, natural sciences, and fine arts. Explore prehistoric peoples, today's living cultures of the region, meteorites, fossils, and dinosaur bones.

SOUTHEAST

ASU ART MUSEUM
Arizona State University, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe
asuartmuseum.asu.edu
This museum features exhibits that focus on contemporary art with an emphasis on new ideas and media. Works are displayed in seven galleries with group and individual shows. Workshops and lectures offered. Two additional locations in Greater Phoenix.

MESA ARTS CENTER
1 E. Main St., Mesa
mesaartscenter.com
Curated and juried exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and internationally recognized artists. Changing displays include photographs, sculpture, glass, neon, paintings, and mosaics.

WEST

THOMAS KINKADE AND MORE
7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center Ste. 1261, Glendale
thomaskinkade.com
Dedicated exclusively to the art of internationally recognized painter Thomas Kinkade. Know as the "painter of light," his sought-after collectible works feature European influences, landscapes, gardens, cottages, and more. Gift ideas and prints available.

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