The ARTrageous Gala | A Love Story
Benefiting Scottsdale Arts
Scottsdale Arts has pivoted its elegant fundraising event, The ARTrageous Gala 2021, to become a love-themed virtual celebration at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 10, 2021.

The virtual Gala will stream tomorrow, Saturday, April 10 at 7 p.m. Viewers of The ARTrageous Gala | A Love Story will experience an array of artistic offerings — dazzling new art, cutting-edge augmented reality experiences and stunning guest performances — all designed to remind attendees of the love they have for the arts and the impact the arts have on the community.  

You are invited to bring the essence of Scottsdale Arts into your home through complimentary viewing

The featured ARTrageous guest artists, all of whom will appear on the  Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts stage during the 2021–2022  season, include ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro; musician/ radio host Seth Rudetsky; actress/singer Eva Noblezada; the string quartet Brooklyn Rider; Poet Laureate Alberto Rios; and an augmented reality debut of One-Eyed Jack by painter/sculptor John Randall Nelson.

Above, top left: The string quartet Brooklyn Rider. Top right: Actress and singer Eva Noblezada. Bottom left: Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. Above: Poet Laureate Alberto Rios.

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And, get ready to bid as the ARTrageous Auction returns. Raise your virtual paddle and support the future of arts in Arizona, which features luxurious packages, creative merchandise, and a curated collection of artwork by local artists Saskia Jorda, Gabriela Munoz, Malena Barnhart, Kristin Bauer, and Vincent Chung. 

To register for the virtual auction, CLICK HERE.

Supporters can elevate their streaming experience with The ARTrageous Gala in a Box, giving them the chance to enjoy the program from the comfort of their homes with decadent sips and sumptuous bites provided by Atlasta, plus exclusive treats from Scottsdale Arts. Choose from the following options:

  • ARTrageous Gala Stream: Free
  • ARTrageous Cocktail Reception: $200.00
  • ARTrageous Dinner and Wine: $400.00
  • ARTrageous Dinner and Wine + Cocktails : $500.00
  • ARTrageous Dinner Party for 10 : $3,000.00

Proceeds from The ARTrageous Gala | A Love Story will sustain and grow the fine arts and innovation programs of Scottsdale Arts’ four operating branches. More than 300,000 patrons annually attend Scottsdale Arts programs, and 47,000 students benefit from the organization’s educational offerings. Additionally, Scottsdale Arts annually provides work for 1,600 artists and 2,600 performance tickets for veterans, students and teachers.

 “The world is different this year, but one thing that has not changed is the importance of art in our lives,” said Erin Krivanek, director of development for Scottsdale Arts. “The arts are so much more than a few hours of entertainment; they are our connection to humanity itself. With The ARTrageous Gala | A Love Story, we are proud to bring the essence of Scottsdale Arts to your homes for you to enjoy.”

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