Steamy Stuff

It isn’t hard to see the beauty of the world of steampunk, where retro-dreams meet futuristic imagination. Spanning literature, fashion, film and art, the culture has taken on a life of its own.

“Steampunk: The Exquisite Adventure” brings together steampunk artifacts, artwork, costumes and more. Co-curated by Scottsdale Public Art collections and exhibition manager Wendy Raisanen and steampunk enthusiast Susan Rubin, the exhibition showcases works of local, national and international Steampunks. Participants include Professor Elemental of Brighton, UK, James Rubin of Scottsdale, and Los Angeles’ League of S.T.E.A.M.

Get transported to the world of Steampunk at The Gallery at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in Scotttsdale, now through January 24. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. For more information call 480-312-7323 or

Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Starts: Oct. 25. Continues through Jan. 28, 2013