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Arm Wrestle for Local Art and Support Future Creative Grants at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Arm Wrestle for Local Art and Support Future Creative Grants at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
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Time to pound a few protein shakes and brush up on your local contemporary art -- this Friday's your chance to arm wrestle for some serious eye candy.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's SMoCA Lounge, local artists and art fans will duke it out for a piece by local artist Mayme Kratz.

See also: - Phoenix Artist Mayme Kratz Chronicles Beauty in Creative Space - SMoCA Announces GOOD 'N PLENTY Artist Grant - Tania Katan Kicks Off a Literary/Performance Series at SMoCA Lounge

Kratz donated one of her original, mixed-media sculptures for the event, which one strong-armed participant will win.

SMoCA's Tania Katan says the goal of Arm Wrestling for art is to "encourage museum-goers to become active performers, to provoke artists to strong-arm gallerists, and to inspire museums to redefine how we show our enthusiasm for contemporary art."

The event will also feature a lesson in arm wrestling from local fitness expert Richelle Melde and a talk about the artist by SMoCA's new Associate Curator Emily Stamey.

Tickets are $10 and all proceeds raised will benefit SMoCA's community-driven, tri-annual "GOOD 'N PLENTY" artist grant.

Katan explains how to arm wrestle below. Take notes:

Arm Wrestling tickets can be purchased through SMoCA's website or by calling 480-499-8587. The next GOOD 'N PLENTY event is on Dec. 14.

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