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January 2023

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Another must is Old Town Scottsdale, the city's heart, with historic sites that date to the late 1880s, such as the Little Red Schoolhouse and the Old Adobe Mission. Cavalliere's, dating to 1909, is still a family-owned blacksmith shop to this day. Old Town is now a lively area of shops, tasting rooms, restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, and museums including the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art which celebrates the art and architecture of our time. On view now through August 6, the museum features "Phillip K. Smith: ree Parallels," dramatic light-based work focusing on form, color, space, the environment, and change from the noted Southern California artist. e nonprofit Scottsdale Public Art organization presents ArtWalk, featuring exhibitions and entertainment every ursday evening from 7-9pm. It includes a free one-hour self-guided tour of the town's most celebrated artworks from e Yearlings, a monument to wild horses and the free spirit of the West by George-Ann Tognoni to Robert Indiana's famous LOVE sculpture, which became a symbol of peace during the Vietnam War and is now a favorite place to take photos with loved ones. Art shows, exhibitions, and special events are held throughout the year, including the Celebration of Fine Art from January 14 to March 26. e most spectacular event is Canal Convergence, taking place in November along the banks of the Arizona Canal. e event showcases large scale, light-based public artworks, educational programming, family-oriented activities, dance, music, and more. Also well worth exploring are the Old Town Scottsdale Rodeo Museum and Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, an expansive space highlighting art, culture, and history. Its mission: "Illuminating the past to shape our future." During Western Week from January 28 to February 5, Old Town features parades, Native American festivals, a pony express ride, and cultural exhibits including the Gold Palette ArtWalk highlighting native artists and artwork, performances, and more. Car shows include the Arizona Concours d'Elegance on January 22 at the Scottsdale Civic Center, the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions from January 21-29, and the MAG Classic Car Auction on January 27-28 at We-ko-Pa Casino Resort. e Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show draws crowds from February 16-26. Scottsdale Fashion Square is a top destination for luxury retail including Bottega Veneta, Cartier, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, St. Laurent, and Versace. e Scottsdale Quarter, an open-air shopping center, features stunning views, boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and e Quad, a park-like gathering space with the biggest jet fountains in the region, the setting for events and detour destinations ranchandcoast.com 76 JANUARY 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE WESTERN WEEK PARADE: PHOTO BY CHRISTINE JOHNSON FOR CITY OF SCOTTSDALE The annual Western Week in Old Town Scottsdale includes the Parada del Sol Parade and Trail's End Festival

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