Submitted by: Stephanie Canning, Exhibitions and Education Coordinator

Recently, I had the good fortune of representing the Saskatchewan Craft Council at SaskArt’s Saskatchewan Pop-up gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. Before my trip, I did not know what an incredible centre for the arts Scottsdale, AZ is. The Arts District in downtown Scottsdale is a vibrant, and exciting place, with over 100 galleries within a few block radius. The Saskatchewan Art Show and Gallery is in the perfect location along Main Street, in the heart of the arts district. The galleries in the Arts District offer a variety of work, from figurative oil paintings and regional landscapes and cast bronze sculptures, to contemporary paintings and sculpture, and aboriginal artwork and artifacts.  The work in the Saskatchewan Gallery not only held up to the quality of the high end traditional work that is offered in the Arts District, but stylistically it also stood apart and above the other work. The art work in the Saskatchewan Gallery was expertly curated; it really demonstrated the diversity of the work being produced in Saskatchewan. Paintings, prints, fine craft, fibre, and sculpture from emerging, mid-career and established artists are featured in the Saskatchewan Gallery.  Scottsdale is haven for artists, collectors and art patrons, a true artistic destination.
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A light post on Main Street in the Arts District

A view of the Saskatchewan Gallery from across the street

The front of the Saskatchewan Gallery

The pull up banner in front of the Saskatchewan Gallery advertising many of the artists whose work is on display