1st ArtWalk of the year to benefit 100 Club, honor first responders

The first Gold Palette ArtWalk of 2019 will take place Thursday, Jan. 17. (Photo/Timothy Fox Photography)

Scottsdale’s first ArtWalk of 2019 will honor police officers, firefighters and others who provide protection to residents and businesses throughout the city.

The Gold Palette ArtWalk 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, will serve as a fundraiser to benefit the 100 Club of Arizona, a nonprofit organization that has been helping statewide public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, EMT/paramedics and their families since 1968.

Themed “Demonstrate… and Donuts,” the evening will feature doughnut-sampling opportunities at many of the Scottsdale Arts District’s participating galleries along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue.

Local doughnut shops will provide the tastings and entertainment includes traditional bagpipe musical performances and demonstrations from local artists.

“We are indebted to the protection and safety that our Scottsdale Police and Fire Departments provide to residents and businesses throughout the city,” Scottsdale Gallery Association president French Thompson stated in a release.

“This event is a fun and unique way for us to engage the community, thank these first responders for their service and give back to them for all they do for us.”

The Scottsdale Police Department’s K-9 Unit also will be on the streets throughout the event, providing guests with community safety demonstrations and information about the role police dogs play within the force, according to the release.

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