Downtown Scottsdale is one of very few areas in the greater Phoenix area that lends itself to walking around. The Scottsdale Gallery Association exploits that aspect in the best possible way--with Scottsdale ArtWalk. Here is a short video about Scottsdale ArtWalk, so you'll see how it works.
Every Thursday night, every night of the year (except Thanksgiving), for the past 30 years, many of the more than 100 art galleries in downtown Scottsdale have opened their doors to art lovers, art lover wannabes and people watchers during Scottsdale ArtWalk. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday evening, it's a great way to get out for a couple of hours and get to know artists and galleries.