Holiday event benefits Desert Stages Theatre relocation

The R.C. Gorman Navajo Gallery, located at 7116 E. Main Street, will open its doors to host Scottsdale-based Society for the Arts’ 2016 Holiday Celebration Silent Auction.

The event takes place 4-6:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

R.C. Gorman, renowned Southwest Navajo artist, named by The New York Times to be “the Pablo Picasso of Native American Art,” will auction a Gorman giclee to benefit Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre’s relocation to the old Harkins Movie Theatres inside Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Raffles include tickets to upcoming Desert Stages productions.

The event includes an open house and holiday music provided by Desert Stages Theatre Carolers.  Libations and holiday treats will be provided by Scottsdale Society for the Arts.

Scottsdale Society for the Arts, founded in 1986, is a nonprofit organization of active, single professionals interested in supporting the arts community in the Phoenix metropolitan area through attendance and fundraising.

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, founded in 1995, is a nonprofit playhouse delivering performances for children and adults year round.

R.C. Gorman Navajo Gallery Scottsdale is one of six galleries located in Arizona and New Mexico holding the body of R.C. Gorman’s artistic work including original oil pastel and acrylic paintings, lithographs, serigraphs, tapestries, paper casts, bronzes and other local native art treasures.

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