These free exhibitions allow you the opportunity to engage students in viewing art. Contact us to combine these experiences with another field trip opportunity.

Young@Art Gallery

SMoCA’s Young@Art Gallery is dedicated to the professional display of K–12 student artwork organized and curated by the education department. The Young@Art Gallery presents three to four exhibitions each year, including an annual summer exhibition that features the work created by high school students involved in SMoCA’s year-long Visions program.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 East Second St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251




Future Architects
October 5, 2016 – January 15, 2017     This event is closed. Future dates TBD.

We have discovered some of Arizona’s future architects! Students who participated in architecture workshops, including Arizona Kids Build, ASU’s Design Primer, PHX Architecture summer camp and SMoCA’s Inspiring Aspiring Architects showcase their architectural models and drawings that reflect lessons learned from the professional architects who mentored them.

For Mrs. Radio: A Young Child’s Gallery
January 28 – April 16, 2017

Paintings, sculpture and installations by young students in the Scottsdale Unified School District transform the gallery into a museum for youngsters.

This exhibition honors the memory of Scottsdale art teacher Allison Vredevoogd, who students lovingly called “Mrs. Radio.”

Visions ’17
May 2 – Sept. 17, 2017

Visions is a unique teen program in which students and teachers from six Valley high schools meet monthly at SMoCA for artist-led workshops, studio visits and gallery discussions. This exhibition reveals the ideas, knowledge and insights gleaned from taking part in this program that is focused on contemporary art and artists.


Gallery @ The Library

Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Scottsdale Public Art presents engaging exhibitions and free workshops year-round!

Concept to Completion: Western Cast Iron Arts Alliance
October 2 – December 31, 2016   This event is closed. Future dates TBD.
Juried exhibition of artwork made from cast iron, in partnership with Scottsdale Community College.

Capture My AZ: Scottsdale’s Downtown People and Places Photography Exhibition
January 13 – April 7, 2017
A photo competition of images taken by the public showing the beauty and color of Scottsdale’s Downtown.

The return of the Family-Friendly Summer Exhibition Series: stay cool while you learn and play inside!
May – August, 2017
Visit ScottsdalePublicArt.org for more information as it becomes available.


Gallery @ Appaloosa Library

7377 E. Silverstone Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Scottsdale Public Art partners with Scottsdale’s newest library to display artwork by local artists, photographers and architects.

A Vivid Gaze: Paintings by Frank Gonzales
June 2 – September 2, 2016    This event is closed. Future dates TBD.

Frank Gonzales paints with an intense observation of desert life in acrylic paintings of birds, flowers, cacti and other natural forms, which are interrupted by strokes of bright color. Inspired at a young age by the unbelievable stillness and separation of taxidermied birds in natural history museum dioramas, he translates his love for the desert with an energetic, contemporary painting style.

Diaphanous: Photography by Jace Becker
September 6 – November 30, 2016    This event is closed. Future dates TBD.

Jace Becker’s experiments in photography explore notions of the ephemeral, death, rebirth and renewal that persist as metaphors for a new, haunting and otherworldly perception.

Third World Beings: A Prelude to Bilá Ashdlá’ by Navajo Artist Jeff Slim
December 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017

Never-before-seen photography by Jeff Slim, a painter who explores traditional Navajo stories.

American Institute of Architects – Arizona Design Awards
March 1 – June 1, 2017

Arizona Design Awards of the top 11 architectural projects in the state.

Sleight of Hand: Photography by Cherie Buck Hutchison
June 2 – August 2, 2017

Multi-layered personal photographs that reorient our imagination, changing the past.