Downtown Scottsdale will be festooned with art, food and Latin and jazz music Saturday during the Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk.
The annual event featuring musical performances, gallery receptions, demonstrations and free food samples from many Scottsdale restaurants is expected to draw thousands of people to the gallery district on Marshall Way and Main Street.
Organizers this year expect to draw a healthy outof-state crowd with fans of the Kansas State Wildcats and the Ohio State Buckeyes, who will face off in Friday’s Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
"It’s a great draw. It’s one of the biggest ArtWalks we have all year," said Kathy Duley, co - owner of the Duley-Jones Gallery on Main Street. Her gallery will feature a glass-art demonstration by Cave Creek artist Carole Perry.
Sponsored by the Scottsdale Gallery Association and the Fiesta Bowl, the ArtWalk runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Dozens of galleries will open their doors, artists will showcase their work and prize drawings will be held.
This year’s event will showcase a rare 1907 Hamburg Steinway piano, which will be played by composer-pianist and recording artist Bob Ravenscroft.
Among the other musical performers are Cascabel, singer-guitarist Hector Martinez, singer Sarah Vanell and Gradymusic.
The Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk is a stepped-up version of the Thursday evening ArtWalks, which have been a weekly staple in Scottsdale for more than 25 years.
Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk
When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Downtown Scottsdale