The Marshall Way Arts District is a street full of art galleries and upscale shops, with some even saying that it offers some of the best galleries in the entire Southwest. Specializing in modern and contemporary art, it's a great area to go to get some culture.
The district is located in downtown Scottsdale, nestled between Indian School Road and Fifth Avenue. It's home to numerous art galleries as well as a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants, providing the perfect place for a spot of people watching as well as art appreciation.
Galleries in the district include the Bentley Gallery, Blynn Galleries, G2 Gallery, Occasions and Wilde Meyer Gallery. Most galleries in the district are open daily and even open late on Thursdays from 7pm until 10pm with a sponsored ArtWalk, and with many offering free nibbles and champagne it's a great way to experience art in a more relaxed atmosphere.
All galleries host various exhibitions throughout the year, so it's worth returning to see what new pieces can be seen. Art of all themes and directions can be found, and it's advisable to check back with the individual galleries regularly to see what's coming up.
As well as the galleries the district is also home to numerous upscale shops, boutiques, spas and restaurants, making it not only a place for collectors but also for travelers of all kinds looking for a spot of luxury. One shop of note is Cornelis Hollander Designer Jewelry, the home of the internationally renowned jewelry designer, with all of the latest creations on display.
Scottsdale Artists School is also located in the district, offering a number of courses, workshops, classes and events throughout the year. Classes and workshops are often run by artists that are well-respected in their field, and can appeal to both the novice and the experienced artist alike.
The district is in a prime location and is easily accessible from anywhere in the city. With so many things on offer there's no need to go anywhere else, and even without any interest in art it offers a great day out. The various restaurants and shops on offer are particularly enjoyable for those who dislike art, and anyone is sure to find themselves perfectly at home in the surroundings.
The Marshall Way Arts District offers some of the finest collections of modern art around, with a great selection of galleries and new exhibitions running throughout the year. The ArtWalk is a particular advantage, with the relaxed atmosphere and even free drinks and nibbles making it more appealing to those who might otherwise give galleries a miss. The restaurants, bars and shops make the area appealing to everyone, whether they're art lovers or not, and it's no wonder that it's such a popular area with both locals and tourists alike.