In a touching effort to help the devoted art rats who turn out for the "Summer Spectacular" Art Walk stave off the heat, Coldwell Banker's Success Realty Concierge Services has erected a "Tunnel of Mist" to keep walkers cool between galleries on Scottsdale's Main Street, and China Mist Tea will offer free samples. Various openings, musical acts and related diversions are planned for this year's version of the annual midsummer night stroll, a special edition of Scottsdale Gallery Association's weekly art-walk series. The free event is slated for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 8, on Main Street and Marshall Way in Scottsdale's downtown arts district. Among the openings are:
Lisa Sette Gallery: "Formerly Known As Something Else" features found-object or reconfigured-object works by more than a dozen artists, including Luis Cruz Azaceta, Kim Cridler and Steve Gompf. It continues through Saturday, September 25. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays (and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays), noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 4142 North Marshall Way in Scottsdale. 480-990-7342.
Joan Cawley Gallery: Acrylics and oils by N. Stuart Walker continue through Saturday, July 31. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 7135 East Main in Scottsdale. 480-947-3548.
The Taos Gallery: The oils of the Nebraska impressionist Augustus W. Dubier and the bronze sculptures of Darlis Lamb continue through Saturday, July 31. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 7177 East Main in Scottsdale. 480-945-4548.
LeKAE Galleries: A show of floral still lifes by Colorado painter Jane Jones, titled "Spring Into Summer," continues through Thursday, July 22. 7175 East Main in Scottsdale. 480-874-2624.
Mind's Eye Gallery Scottsdale: A show of the imposing works statues and wall-reliefs of Sedona sculptor Gail Kristensen titled "Forms and Fragments" continues through Sunday, August 8. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 9 p.m. Thursdays), noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. 4200 North Marshall Way. 480-941-2494.
For specifics call Scottsdale Gallery Association's hot line at 480-990-3939.