Scottsdale Arts Launches Connections, a New Virtual Arts Programming

In response to the closures of its facilities, Scottsdale Arts and its team of curators, performing arts programmers, public art managers and arts learning facilitators have developed a new arts-based blogging initiative called Scottsdale Arts Connections.

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Like Scottsdale Arts itself, Connections comprises four unique blogs for each of its four branches. The blogs introduce a variety of content that will include video conversations with artists, virtual exhibitions, artistic resource lists and more.

Scottsdale Arts Connections

  • Amplify, powered by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts: Designed to form connections with local performing artists and nationally touring performers who have appeared at the Center. It will also promote new endeavors like the Virtual Scottsdale Arts Festival, which launched on April 2 after the physical festival in March was canceled.
  • Inspire, powered by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA): Cultivates a space that inspires dialogue about contemporary art through curated conversations. It will also offer artistic how-tos, in-depth looks at SMoCA’s collection and other virtual experiences.
  • Immerse, powered by Scottsdale Public Art: Continues to contribute to the community’s creative, cultural and economic vitality. Visitors will experience online exhibitions, digital journeys through the city of Scottsdale’s Public Art Collection and conversations with public artists and those who work behind the scenes at events like Canal Convergence.
  • Spark, powered by Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation: Promote mental, physical and social well-being for all ages. It offers online resources for arts educators and examines new movements that have sprouted from the pandemic, like #ChalkYourWalk. It will also promote the launch of Scottsdale Arts’ first fully online exhibition, “Scottsdale Sister Cities Association: Young Artists and Authors Showcase.”

“At Scottsdale Arts we are committed to bringing our community and our world closer together through Connections. We hope this program will inspire you, bring you comfort and perhaps make you smile a little in this difficult time.”

Dr. Gerd Wuestemann, President and CEO of Scottsdale Arts

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