The world is changing, and with the increase of eco-friendly initiatives, it’s starting to look a little more “green.” To celebrate our city’s efforts, Green Street Scottsdale is putting on a “Go Green” event which is part celebration, part art exhibit, part music festival, part beer tasting, and all environmentally friendly! The free event for a great cause, will strategically take place on Nov. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., during the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center (running Nov. 11 through 13).
Artists and art enthusiasts gather as the event will kick off with a special ArtWalk in the Scottsdale Arts District at 7 p.m. along Main Street and Marshall Way in downtown Scottsdale. Continuing on to the SouthBridge and Scottsdale Waterfront districts, guests will be greeted with a live Latin Jazz concert, organic beer tastings, eco-friendly public art installations and interactive exhibits that highlight Scottsdale’s green projects!
The Green Street Scottsdale ArtWalk is set to feature:
- artist demonstrations with recycled and reusable materials
- live music from local bands
- food from nearby restaurants
- interactive exhibits highlighting the city’s most dynamic sustainability initiatives
- a photographic journey showcasing conservation efforts in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
- a virtual hiking and rock-climbing experience
- talks by renowned local architects
- a gallery of all LEED-certified projects in the city and more.
Participants should be ready for some Latin flavor as The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is adding a free Latin Jazz concert at Southbridge! All event attendees can “live la vida Locavore” while they enjoy specialty cuisine made with local and organic ingredients from a Scottsdale vendor. And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, make your way over to the outdoor beer garden on the Marshall Way Bridge. This plethora of suds will provide samples of some of the world’s tastiest organic brews!
For those who take the Valley Metro Light Rail to the Priest and Washington station in Phoenix, Green Street Scottsdale will provide transportation for you. From there, the free and eco-friendly Scottsdale Trolley (they run on biodiesel) will pick up attendees to take them to downtown Scottsdale. The trolley will run from 5 to 11 p.m., and there also will be plenty of hybrid taxis from Discount Cab for guests wishing to extend the festivities later into the night.
Green Street Scottsdale is presented by the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Cultural Council in partnership with several local businesses and volunteers.
Come celebrate Scottsdale as it turns GREEN!
“The City of Scottsdale has a deeply rooted commitment to sustainability, which is evidenced by the voter-initiative preserving 36,000 acres of land in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve,” said Lauren Simons, vice president of marketing for the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.