Scottsdale’s Real Estate Is Art
Scottsdale, Arizona real estate is filled with luxury homes, condos and apartments as well as plenty of things to do and see, including a wealth of arts-related venues and events. In addition, a number of local resorts serve up fine art and award-winning architecture with every visit.
Regarded as one of the best known mid-century modern landmarks in the country, Scottsdale’s only historic hotel, the Hotel Valley Ho, offers expert-led architectural walking tours of the buildings and grounds. Designed by a protg of Frank Lloyd Wright, this restored 1950s gem has hosted Hollywood luminaries such as Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart and Zsa Zsa Gabor, as well as the 1957 wedding reception of young heartthrobs Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood.
A boutique property in the heart of downtown Scottsdale’s entertainment district, Hotel Indigo Scottsdale turned its interior hallways into galleries showcasing the work of top local artists including Scott Peters and John Hays. Raised on a cattle ranch in Peeples Valley, Arizona, photographer Peters is well-known for his portraits of Arizona’s surreal, windswept Slot Canyons, while Hays’ photographs capture the pristine beauty of the West’s most remote landscapes.
Experience living history at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch thanks to the Native American Learning Center, which is a collaborative venture with native educators and artists from the nearby Salt-River Pima Maricopa Indian tribe. Visitors learn about efforts to preserve the Hopi language, day-to-day life on the Hopi Reservation and the significance of Hopi art such as pottery, textiles, jewelry and ceremonial Katsina dolls and carvings. The resort also has a Native Heritage Seed Garden boasting more than 30 varieties of indigenous plants plus a renowned art collection highlighted by a life-size bronze gahn dancer and Cliff Dweller, a sculpture rendered in paper mache over cedar wood by Clyde Connell.
The Hermosa Inn is a quiet hideaway built on the grounds of famed cowboy artist Lon Megargee’s hand-built ranch home. Starting in the 1930s, Megargee – who also worked as a poker dealer, cowboy and bronco buster – used beams recovered from an abandoned mine and adobe blocks formed on-site to create an artist studio and home he dubbed “Casa Hermosa” or beautiful house. Today, this luxury resort incorporates elements of the original structure, while the on-site restaurant, Lon’s, features various Megargee paintings and self-portraits.
Revel in the bright, tropical artwork of Nelson Garcia-Miranda at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s deseo restaurant. As the resident artist at this elegant Latin hot spot, guests are able to savor Miranda’s exuberant yet functional pieces including votives, champagne flutes and wine glasses, as well as watch this Cuban-born artist create vibrant paintings right inside the restaurant.
Source: Press Release, www.ScottsdaleCVB.com
Article Source: Russ Lyon blog