Official Arizona Centennial Artist Premiers Work

Frank Ybarra appearing at Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk

An Arizona Legend by Frank Ybarra

Artist Frank Ybarra with his original painting "An Arizona Legend"

The Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk will celebrate Arizona’s Centennial tonight by giving the public its first look at An Arizona Legend, the original painting by Frank Ybarra featuring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The portrait by Ybarra was commissioned by the Arizona Tourism Commission as part of a year-long focus on Arizona’s 100th birthday.
Ybarra and his new work will make a special appearance at Joan Cawley Gallery, 7135 East Main Street, during Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk tonight, February 16, from 7-9pm. The ArtWalk takes place along the streets of the Scottsdale Arts District (just west of Scottsdale Road along Main Street and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue). The eighth annual event is hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with American Art Collector magazine and the City of Scottsdale. Best of Scottsdale will feature dozens of fine art galleries, many of them putting an extra emphasis on Arizona as they present the “best” of our homebred fine artists.
The free event will also have lots of live music along the streets, prize giveaways, hot coffee and pastries, artist demonstrations and other special events. For more information, visit

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