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New Murals at SMoCA by Dalek

I have always thought the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art was, architecturally, a piece of art that housed more wonderful art. But that has been taken to the next level of cool with the recent additions by Hurley brand artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek). He is known for his colorful, geometric skateboard and graffiti art, and was commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art and SMoCA to produce murals for the museum walls.

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See Inspired Glass Art by Dale Chihuly at the Desert Botanical Garden

It’s hard to imagine the Desert Botanical Garden being more beautiful than it naturally is, but somehow the installation of glass art designed by Dale Chihuly manages to do just that. The organic shapes of Mr. Chihuly’s glass designs juxtaposed with the desert plants is truly inspired. I experienced the glass at night when the pieces were lit, adding a glow to them. They seemed to naturally grow from the desert floor as if they have always been a part of the landscape.

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See “Women Who Rock” at MIM

I did not know what to expect when I decided to go to theWomen Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power exhibit at the Musical Instrument Museum. Needless to say, I was thrilled! The exhibit was actually created by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. I am a big fan of 60s music and they displayed some of my favorites. The women all have their own story of how they started out in the business and became stars. …

Experience Unique Public Art: The Doors

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand inside a giant kaleidoscope? Artist Donald Lipski pondered this, while making toys for his children. When he had the opportunity to create the “The Doors“, he decided to create his own kaleidoscope. This wonderful piece of public art can be seen on the southwest corner of Scottsdale Road and Camelback Road in Downtown Scottsdale.

The Doors

Experience Soleri Bridge at the Waterfront

Right in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale stands the beautiful Soleri Bridge. Paolo Soleri designed over 100 bridges in his lifetime and this is the only one that has been built!

The Soleri Bridge and Plaza at the Scottsdale Waterfront is much more than just a pedestrian passage and gathering place. The movement of the sun heavily influenced all of Dr. Soleri’s architectural designs and the bridge is a tribute to that. It creates different patterns of light and shadow based on the …