Arts and Culture

Scottsdale is fertile ground for a thriving arts community.

The city is home to more than 120 art galleries, most of which are located in the downtown art and shopping district. A number of museums and other fine art attractions are scattered throughout the city.

The cultural heart of the city is the Scottsdale Center of the Arts, which hosts 25 major art exhibits and hundreds of other events and performances each year. In the realm of performing arts, the Center regularly hosts performances by the Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra, traveling Broadway musicals, modern dance groups, and local theater companies.