BEST REASON TO WALK THE STREETS OF SCOTTSDALE IN THE DEAD OF SUMMER Phoenix 2007 - Thursday Night Artwalk in July
Scottsdale's artwalk is still a booming tourist business in the nicer months, but where local coolios are concerned, it's become the too-pretty stepsister of First and even Third Fridays. And yes, it's tough to park and fight the rush of snowbirds on Thursday evenings in January and February, which is why we like to hit the streets of Scottsdale in July. Yes, July. Check the Web site for exact details so you don't land on an odd night, but on one Thursday in July, the place positively pops. We headed to Lisa Sette Gallery for her 20th anniversary show on July 5 and managed to catch up with just about every Phoenix artist we know. Now, some of them (Matthew Moore, Gregory Sale) had pieces in the show an amazing collection of Sette's new and old favorites but most were just there to hobnob. Which, let's face it, is what a good artwalk is all about, too.