top story

One of the largest free arts events in the Valley returns for its 24th year this year: the Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour, coordinated by nonprofit organization Sonoran Arts League.

top story

With no end in sight to the pandemic, the Scottsdale International Film Festival will follow in the footsteps of other such movie events by partnering with Eventive to host its 20th anniversary fest online Nov. 6-10.

spotlight

Since 2011, the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships has been the United States’ premier polo event, attracting thousands of people from around the world, including top polo players, sponsors and celebrities. 

spotlight

Sailing and the desert usually don’t go hand in hand. But Doug Payne, commodore of the Lake Pleasant Sailing Club, thinks otherwise.

spotlight

The 2020 Fall Larsen Art Auction’s 428 lots are now installed and available for preview through Oct. 23 at Larsen Gallery in downtown Scottsdale.

spotlight
  • Updated

The Scottsdale community asked for it and now Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is granting their unconventional wish.

top story

The weekly, year-round Scottsdale ArtWalk may still be suspended due to COVID-19 but the Gold Palette ArtWalk series is back.

spotlight

Scottsdale’s Casey Cheuvront will be among 14 Arizona artists participating in the first Plein Air Art Festival in October in Prescott this week.

spotlight

Magician and TV star Michael Carbonaro has been trying for “months and months and months” to host a drive-in gig. When WestWorld and R Entertainment came knocking, he jumped at the chance. 

top story

It’s undeniable that Brian McKnight has a knack for writing love songs. Before he met his wife, Leilani Malia Mendoza, eight years ago, however, the R&B balladeer had never known love.

spotlight

Just in time for the Scottsdale-based non-profit’s 30th anniversary, Arizona MusicFest was recently recognized as one of 10 “High-Performing Arts Organizations” as part of National Center for Arts Research’s SMU DataArts arts industry report.

top story

Scottsdale Public Art has launched its first new exhibition inside Scottsdale Civic Center Library since its pandemic-forced closure in March.

top story

Southern Scottsdale welcomed five new, vibrant public art pieces this summer, thanks to IN FLUX and Scottsdale Public Art.

top story

Strap on a mask and have your camera at the ready: Wonderspaces reopened inside Scottsdale Fashion Square and launched nine new exhibits, including Cape Town-based artist Pierre le Riche’s famously vibrant, threaded installation called “Rainbow Room,” boasting multi-colored yarn.

spotlight

Arizona’s reported cases of COVID-19 may be increasing and making headlines nationwide, but that isn’t stopping one Scottsdale movie theater from opening. 

top story
  • Updated

Scottsdale Arts may have temporarily closed its doors to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, but the show must go on — virtually.

spotlight

Scottsdale Airpark-based R Entertainment is promising to “adapt and overcome” during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

top story
  • Updated

Following the suspension of Scottsdale Gallery Association’s weekly Thursday night ArtWalk series through April 16, many of the Arts District galleries have followed suit and closed their doors. 

spotlight

The Scottsdale Philharmonic’s spring concerts were supposed to kick off today at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church in northern Scottsdale. 

spotlight
  • Updated

Scottsdale Arts District organizations and museums continue to cancel programming amid coronavirus concerns and restrictions.

spotlight
  • Updated

For 17 years, Bonner David Galleries on Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale has offered a dual exhibition space, boasting a well-balanced collection of both traditional and contemporary art. 

spotlight

Thinking back on his teen years at Saguaro High School, John Way uses three words to describe fellow Saguaro alum Savanah McMahon, who was two years his senior: “the cat’s meow.”

top story

In honor of American composer Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday, the Scottsdale Musical Theater Company will round out its 10th anniversary season with a production of “Sweeney Todd.”

top story
  • Updated

Every spring in Scottsdale, the flowers bloom, the Spring Training games are in full swing – and the Scottsdale Arts Festival opens up to the public for three days with the best-of-the-best local art, plenty of fun family-friendly activities and nonstop live music.

spotlight

Matt Hagan has raced throughout the country, but the Valley is one of the few places he feels comfortable.

spotlight
  • Updated

When painter and poet Doria Dphrepaulezz moved to Scottsdale 10 years ago from Milan, Italy, she was in search of a creative space where she could write and paint. 

spotlight
  • Updated

Following their 20th anniversary last year, the owner of one Old Town gallery is making it her mission to encourage collaboration among surrounding art gallery tenants, arts organizations and prominent arts supporters in an effort to “reignite the draw of the Scottsdale Arts District.”

spotlight

Taking stage at Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale Fashion Square for the first time is the musical “Newsies.”

spotlight

Renaissance fairs around the nation are breeding grounds for people with interesting talents. From unique skills to thrilling performances, these popular events tap the best they can find in medieval entertainment.

top story

When Austin Burke was a child, he remembers his parents not allowing him to go to the Birds Nest. An established national anthem singer by elementary school, Burke instead stayed at home while his parents attended the Phoenix Open-sponsored concerts. 

spotlight

The musical “Fiddler on the Roof” debuted on Broadway in 1964. The show continues to find audiences because it tells a story of family and culture appealing to different audiences. 

top story

Susan Morrow Potje was in her mid-20s when her dad and stepmom, Tom and Ann Morrow, came up with the idea to create their own version of California’s Laguna Beach Festival of Art in Scottsdale. 

spotlight

Two Chandler women are exploring the power of love through their fiber artworks at a new exhibition in Scottsdale.

spotlight

Arizona State University Sun Devil football stadium has hosted many sporting events in its storied history, but there’s one that it hasn’t seen – until now.

More Top Stories

In Case You Missed It...

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated shutdowns have hurt shopping malls across the country, but executives with Macerich see some small signs of improvement heading into 2021.

The Arizona Department of Health Services shut down a Scottsdale pizzeria last week for violating state health and safety rules designed to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Since opening in February, the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River has been visited by thousands of guests who pay tribute to the men aboard the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, sharing their stories, efforts and sacrifice.