Special Events

Detour Company Theatre
Jan. 6–8, 2017        This event is closed. Future dates TBD.
June 2–4, 2017       This event is closed. Future dates TBD.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Free; donations welcome

The cast of Detour Company Theatre, comprised of adults with developmental and other challenges, including deafness, blindness and autism, embrace the magic of musical theater. In 2017, Detour will present a winter and spring musical (to be announced). Visit DetourCompanyTheatre.org for more information.

OrigiNation: A Festival of Native CulturesOrigiNation
March 26, 2017, Noon – 4 p.m.
Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

An educating and entertaining afternoon celebrating the cultures of France and Arizona. Enjoy live music, interactive workshops, arts and crafts, hands-on family activities, a French market, food and more.

Arts Education ShowcaseEducation Showcase
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 5 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

In partnership with teachers and students from Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Unified School District, this annual showcase celebrates the accomplishments of local Valley youth involved in Scottsdale Arts’ education programs. Students express themselves through writing, visual art and on-stage performance. Everyone is welcome!

A Celebration of the Arts for Children with Disabilities
2017 Date to be Announced Soon
Scottsdale Civic Center Park
Free; registration required

This annual half-day field trip offers a safe, friendly environment for elementary-aged children with various disabilities to create art in a fun and festive outdoor setting.

Grades K–5
Program contact: LeslieH@ScottsdaleArts.org

Alli Ortega Empty Bowls Benefit Sale
2017 Date to be Announced Soon
Scottsdale Community College Student Center Cafeteria

In partnership with Vista del Camino Food Bank, Scottsdale Community College, City of Scottsdale agencies and Scottsdale Unified School District, this event raises funds to fight hunger in our community through the sale of handcrafted bowls created by local community artisans and youth. All proceeds are donated to Vista del Camino Social Services, which provides a variety of assistance for Scottsdale residents to meet the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, and to relieve economic and emotional stress.

Program contact: TammyH@ScottdaleArts.org