FOR THE art lover
VISIT the Cattle Track Arts Compound  A classic Old West–inspired complex built in the 1930s, this hidden treasure housing the studio spaces of many local artists is a true glimpse into the art history of Arizona. Wander the grounds, learn about past residents (including icon Philip C. Curtis) and admire what current residents are working on. (I enjoyed watching the fibre artist Chance Phillips make whimsical felt creations.)
DO go on a cultural walking tour
 The guide at Ultimate Art & Culture Tours will reveal attractions you might otherwise miss (the installation of The Doors and its companion piece, Sound Passage, is unassuming from the outside but looks like a kaleidoscope from within), plus historic landmarks (City Hall’s stainedglass ceiling is a stunner) and modern art curiosities (the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art features work from renowned installation artist James Turrell). EAT AT Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen  Embracing bright minimalist decor with a Mid-century Modern spin, this restaurant serves up style that’ll make you want to stay awhile. Good thing there’s modern art to admire and purchase, as well as inspired shareable small dishes that are so artfully plated you won’t be able to resist snapping a photo or two.