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Public meeting to debut initial plans for Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

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  June 6, 2013

 
  Contacts:  Erin Walsh, Public Information Officer 480-312-2355
                  Bill Peifer, Project Manager, 480-312-7869

 
  Public meeting to debut initial plans
  for Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

 

The public is invited to view preliminary plans for Scottsdale’s Museum of the West on Thursday, June 13.

The meeting will take place at the Scottsdale Artist’s School, Studio 2, 3720 N. Marshall Way. Attendees will have an opportunity to see initial plans for the museum’s design and provide feedback. Two identical presentations will take place: The first at 11:30 a.m. and the second at 12:15 p.m. 

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West will be located at the northwest corner of Marshall Way and First Street.  The museum is under design, with construction expected to begin in late 2013.

The museum site is in the heart of Scottsdale's historic Downtown, next to the Loloma Transit Center. The location will help create a partnership with the arts district galleries, studios, dining and shopping venues directly to the north and throughout the Downtown. A Museum of the West Advisory Board will be developed to respond to the museum’s role in Scottsdale’s art community.

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West will be constructed and owned by the city of Scottsdale. It will be operated by the nonprofit “Museum of the West” organization.

The museum’s board of directors has a development and operating agreement with the city to participate fully in the planning and development of the project.

For more information, visit www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/Construction/SMoW.