‘Demonstrate… and Donuts’ marks 2019’s first Gold Palette ArtWalk

The Gold Palette ArtWalk takes place in Old Town Scottsdale, Jan. 17. (photo by Tim Fuchs)

The Scottsdale Gallery Association is honoring first responders through its first Gold Palette ArtWalk of the New Year on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The event will serve as a fundraiser to benefit the 100 Club of Arizona, a non-profit organization that has been providing assistance to statewide public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, EMT/paramedics and their families since 1968.

Themed “Demonstrate… and Donuts,” this special Gold Palette ArtWalk will feature donut-sampling opportunities at many of the Scottsdale Arts Districts’ participating galleries along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to Fifth Avenue. Local donut shops will provide the donut tastings and entertainment includes traditional bagpipe musical performances and demonstrations from local artists, according to a press release.

French Thompson

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

“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 will also be on hand throughout the event, providing guests with community safety demonstrations and information about the important role police dogs play within the force.

The Jan. 17 event will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Gold Palette ArtWalk brings together the finest art in Scottsdale including 28 galleries and two museums — Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. During the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s weekly Gold Palette ArtWalk, presented in partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Arts District offers free trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides to various restaurants, museums, galleries and more throughout Old Town Scottsdale. Free parking areas abound and valet service is offered.

The following galleries will offer donuts samples and demonstrations from local artists:

Amery Bohling Fine Art: 7100 E. Main Street, suite A

Guests can join the celebration of Arizona Highway’s Grand Canyon issue featuring the work of Amery Bohling, enjoy donut sampling, and mix and mingle with the artist along with Arizona Highways Editor Robert Stieve, Susan Schroeder, CEO of the Grand Canyon Conservancy, and the Grand Canyon Trail Crew who are featured in the painting.

Art One Gallery, Inc.: 4130 N. Marshall Way

Artists Herb Schultz and Tom Stephenson will be in-studio for live demonstrations and meet and greet with guests.

Bonner David Galleries: 7040 E. Main St.

Artist Max Hammond will be in-studio showcasing his work, and mix and mingling with guests as they enjoy donuts.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery: 7077 E. Main St., suite 5

Carstens hosts two artists who are also local teachers — Karin Carlson and Monica Garvey — as well as acoustical guitarist John Calvert during ArtWalk, with, of course, donuts!

Gebert Gallery: 7160 E. Main St.

This gallery welcomes guests to enjoy an array of contemporary art while enjoying donut sampling.

French Designer Jeweler: 7148 E. Main St.

The gallery features a Computer Aided Design (CAD) demonstration using Matrix®, one of the most powerful jewelry programs available. Demonstration videos include Lotus Cluster Ring, Antique Ring, Knife Edge Ring and more.

J Klein Gallery: 7136 E. Main St.

Artist Jim Klein will be in-studio demonstrating his bold, bright acrylic masterpieces while guests enjoy sweet treats.

Mainview Gallery: 7120 E. Main St.

Guests can enjoy a special wine and cheese reception featuring artists Dale Terbush (painter) and E.C. Wynne (sculptor).

On the Edge Gallery: 7050 E. 5th Ave.

The gallery will feature accessible art with five artists onsite demonstrating their creative processes in real time including Julia Harmon (jeweler), Jan Downey (gourd art), Valerie Hildebrand (batik), Cal Vender Kooi (wood turner) and Jan Stiles (table jewelry).

Quantum Art, Inc.: 7077 E. Main St., suite 16

During the event, Quantum Art highlights copper sculpture works by three-dimensional mixed media artist John Gleason.

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques: 7100 E. Main St., suite 3

Wilde Meyer Annex: 7100 E. Main St.

The studio’s “Influences” exhibit, featuring works from artists Patrick Coffaro, Charles Davison and Melissa Johnson, runs all month long. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during ArtWalk, the Annex hosts a special reception with Charles Davison, who will be demonstrating his artistic craft.

Wilde Meyer Gallery: 4142 N. Marshall Way

The gallery’s “Virtuosity” exhibit is on display Jan. 1 through 31, with a reception during ArtWalk featuring virtuoso painters Sherri Belassen, Karen Bezuidenhout and Debora Stewart along with donuts.

Xanadu Gallery: 7039 E. Main St., suite 101

The gallery’s Artist Focus Meet and Greet during ArtWalk features artist Michael Swearngin whose contemporary cowboy and western-themed paintings are local favorites.

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