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10 Best Places for Arts and Culture in Scottsdale

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Shine, our annual pocket guide to all things Scottsdale, is out. And this year, local artist Luster Kaboom is taking readers on an illustrated ride through the city's best spots for food, drink, art, and entertainment.

Here, in no particular order, are the 10 best places for arts and culture in Scottsdale. To see what else made the list, check out the complete Shine guide.

See also: 10 Best Places to Shop and Thrift in Scottsdale

LewAllen Galleries Recently adding a Scottsdale location to its roster of modern and contemporary art galleries, LewAllen brings works of international acclaim to the Valley.

Gallery J2 J2 sits on the second floor of J. Levine Auction & Appraisal and presents contemporary works from artists who specialize in styles ranging from screen printing to still life.

Art One Gallery Featuring solely the artwork of Arizona art students, Kraig Foote's gallery is the spot to see the art scene's up-and-comers.

Lisa Sette Gallery Arts tastemaker Lisa Sette showcases compelling contemporary works from her roster of talented artists, including Mayme Kratz and Angela Ellsworth.

The Gallery @ The Library Scottsdale Civic Center Library's gallery covers 2,500 square feet and hosts work from artists like Luster Kaboom and Christy Puetz.

ASU Kerr Cultural Center Theater and music regularly fill this historic space, built in 1959 for Louise Lincoln Kerr, who willed it to ASU's fine arts college.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts International performing artists, dance troupes, and Broadway stars highlight the schedule at this performance mecca, which holds two theaters and one amphitheater.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art SMoCA specializes in thought-provoking exhibitions, like the recently opened show "How Deep Is Your" from contemporary installation artist Julianne Swartz.

Taliesin West Organic architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school is open for public tours year-round.

Heard Museum North Scottsdale The Native American museum encompasses two galleries of educational and artistic exhibits, hosts events and lectures, and has a gift shop featuring artwork and jewelry from Native artists.

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