North Valley Arts Academies To Host PHX Fine Arts Fest May 18


The North Valley Arts Academies (NVAA) will host a PHX Fine Arts Fest Friday, May 18, from 4–8pm at Shadow Mountain High School. The festival is planned and led by student artists from the three NVAA schools — Desert Cove Elementary School, Shea Middle School and Shadow Mountain High School — and includes artwork and […]

Local High School String Quartet To Join Touring “Beatles vs. Stones” Show On Stage


When the touring show Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown comes to the Virginia G. Piper Theater May 10, Scottsdale’s Chaparral High School String Quartet will join the professional musicians on stage to add some orchestral texture to the evening. The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Brit boys Abbey Road […]

Popular Arizona Fine Artist Blazing New Trails — Again


Busy in his gallery at 34 Easy Street in Carefree is one of Arizona’s most prolific contemporary artist. Above Venues Café — overlooking Easy Street with beautiful views of Black Mountain — is artist Lance Headlee and his Top Floor Gallery. Headlee’s spacious gallery has high wood beam ceilings, large brick walls, candlelight and comfortable leather seating […]

MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert Scheduled For March 31


Live American rock ‘n’ roll music from 38 Special, Night Ranger and more, rows of gleaming muscle cars, great food, games and activities are just a few of the elements that make up a perfect Spring Saturday as the MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert Series rolls into the West Valley this month. 38 Special and Night […]

Celebrate Arizona’s Culinary Scene At Wine & Dine


Valley residents are invited to an evening of epicurean delights and fine wines as the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association showcases the world-class culinary scene of Arizona’s resorts and restaurants at its seventh annual Arizona Wine & Dine. Nearly 20 prominent chefs will present tastings of their signature gourmet cuisine and specialty dishes. A diverse […]

Local Gallery Invites Valley Residents To Carefree’s First Friday Art Walk — March 2


The Ted Phillip Denton Contemporary Art Gallery invites area residents to visit the gallery, and the other participating galleries in Carefree, during its First Friday Art Walk events (March 2, April 6 and May 4).  Meet diverse artists, enjoy refreshments and engage in conversation about art and architecture. In addition, participating galleries will pay for […]

Hermosa Inn Presents Colorful Workshop With Scottsdale Artists’ School


In keeping with its long-standing commitment to offer unique artistic experiences to its guests and community, The Hermosa Inn announced in January a partnership with the Scottsdale Artists’ School. Led by distinguished and extraordinary artists, the workshops will capitalize on Hermosa’s idyllic setting. With class size limited to just 20, advance registration is required and […]

Music & Arts Opens New Location In Scottsdale — Grand Opening Event Planned


Music & Arts announced the unveiling of its newest musical instrument store and lessons facility, located in Scottsdale. The new store serves the residents of Scottsdale and surrounding cities by offering private and group lessons, instrument rentals, repairs and a wide assortment of instruments and accessories. Located in Scottsdale Fiesta, 10290-A North 90th Street in […]

Get Ready To Renaissance! Thirtieth Annual Festival Kicks Off February 10


The 30th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long adventure — is set to open February 10. This unique outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have […]

Desert Hills Presents Free Concert Series


Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway, welcomes the Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet as the premier concert of its Arts at the Rocks series. This free concert of classical to jazz, ragtime to patriotic music, begins at 4pm Sunday, February 11, in the Church Sanctuary. Desert Hills Presbyterian […]