Scottsdale 60th anniversary celebrations scheduled through June 1
May 26, 2011
Contact: Kim Hanna, Economic Vitality; Office: (480) 312-7612, khanna@ScottsdaleAz.gov
City of Scottsdale 60th Anniversary Upcoming Events
Sixty days of celebration will lead up to the City of Scottsdale’s 60th anniversary on June 25, 2011. These events are created and hosted both by the City of Scottsdale and by community groups and businesses.
The 60th anniversary celebrations scheduled through June 1 are:
Vote For Your Favorite Scottsdale 60th Showpiece Cake Concept
Chef Tracy DeWitt can handle the heat of the kitchen. She has proved that both as an instructor at Scottsdale’s Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, and also as a five-time competitor on Food Network Challenge. Now, she is creating a one-of-a-kind showpiece cake to celebrate Scottsdale’s 60th anniversary – and she is asking the community to help select the final design.
When: Voting is open through June 2 at www.facebook.com/ScottsdaleAzGov
Info: Free; www.facebook.com/ScottsdaleAzGov, www.Scottsdale60.com
The Pink Pony Rides Again! - daily
Scottsdale’s oldest restaurant (est. 1947) is honoring the past by hosting a display of photos and memorabilia on loan from the Scottsdale Historical Society. The Pink Pony will also be dedicating a dish weekly which will represent the Pony’s shared history with the city of Scottsdale throughout the decades. The recipes will be available to Pink Pony Patrons.
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday - Saturday; 4-8 p.m. Sunday
Where: 3831 N Scottsdale Rd.
Info: www.pinkponyrestaurant.com/news-events, 480-945-6697
Young Artists and Authors Showcase
The theme is "Shaping Your Community for a Greener Future" for the 23rd Annual 'Young Artists and Authors Showcase' exhibition sponsored by the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association.
The competition of high school art and writing submissions from throughout Scottsdale will be professionally juried.
When: May 20 through July 20; Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday noon - 5 p.m.
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, South Hall, 7380 East Second Street
Info: Free; www.scottsdalesistercities.com, 480-423-1800
ArtWalk – every Thursday
“America’s Original Art Walk” is in its 36th year and features dozens of art galleries, free parking and free trolley service to all corners of the Arts District.
When: 7-9 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Scottsdale Arts District, just west of Scottsdale Road along Main Street and on Marshall Way north of Indian School to 5th Ave.
Info: Free; www.scottsdalegalleries.com
Showcase display of Miss Arizona's Crown handcrafted in 1969 by Paul Johnson Jewelers— May 26
This spectacular crown is a one-of-a-kind work of Art designed by the Memorable Paul Johnson and handcrafted in 1969. The crown was gifted to The Miss Arizona Scholarship Foundation that annually awards state scholarships for academic achievements and outstanding community service.
When: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26
Where: 4419 North Scottsdale Rd. Suite 110, Paul Johnson Jewelers
Info: Free; 480-970-4341
"Art"ini Thursdays—Thursdays between May 5-July 28
Create your own piece of art by custom painting your martini glass, $10 for glass and one martini. Appetizers at happy hour pricing. $5 martinis when you bring back your glass.
When: 5-9 p.m. every Thursday between May 5-July 28
Where: 44fifteen Bar and Bistro at the Hotel Indigo, 4415 North Civic Center Plaza
Info: 480-824-6181, www.scottsdalehiphotel.com
ArtBridge – every Thursday
ArtBridge Thursdays is a weekly artisan market showcasing local artists and crafters as well as live music, entertainment and artistic demonstrations.
When: 6-10 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Marshall Way bridge on the Scottsdale Waterfront
Info: Free; www.artisanmarketsaz.com
Old Town Farmer's Market – every Saturday
A local favorite – find produce, food and fun in Old Town Scottsdale
When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday
Where: The corner of Brown and 1st Street
Info: Free; www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com
For information and a listing of all Scottsdale 60 events visit www.Scottsdale60.com