FOR THE art lover

Canadian Living - - Life & Community / Travel -

VISIT the Cat­tle Track Arts Com­pound [14] 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

[13] 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 [15] 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.




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