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Squidsoup, Submergence, interactive LED light installation at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 2017.

Starry Night | An ARTrageous Gala

The Arts Shine Bright at Starry Night

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5–10 p.m.
Scottsdale Arts Campus, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Please save the date for the annual ARTrageous Gala, where we will celebrate 20 years of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Join us for a fabulous evening looking back at the founding of SMoCA—a unique and vital cultural resource for the Southwest—and exploring how its history will help shape our future.

Proceeds from Starry Night go to support impactful programs at Scottsdale Arts’ four branches: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Public Art, and Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation.

Dress Code: black tie; suggested colors navy, gold, and/or black.

Your contribution by attending, donating and sponsorships makes it possible for us to serve our community so they can enjoy the arts.


310,000+ patrons attend Scottsdale Arts programs annually across all of our branches


47,000+ students participating in Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation programs for ages 3 to 103


1,600+ local and international artists employed across all four Scottsdale Arts branches

Free Performance Tickets

2,600+ free performance tickets provided annually to veterans, students, and teachers at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts


General Admission: $500.00 – $5,000.00

Gala Table $5,000.00
Gala Half Table $2,500.00
Gala Seat $500.00

For more information and to purchase your tickets, please call Kelly Hicks at 480-874-4662.

Sponsorship Information

Scottsdale Arts asks you to consider becoming a sponsor of Starry Night I An ARTrageous Gala so we may continue to provide these and other outstanding opportunities.

Auction Information

Scottsdale Arts is now accepting auction donations for Starry Night I An ARTrageous Gala. Help the arts shine bright with a donation of unique items and experiences for the silent and live auction.

Proceeds of Starry Night go to support impactful arts and education programs at Scottsdale Arts.

Thank You Supporters

Scottsdale Arts would like to recognize the tremendous
support of the following individuals and businesses

Gala Chairman

Oscar De las salas


Billie Jo and Judd Herberger logo
Scottsdale Progress


Candelaria logo

Modern Luxury Scottsdale logo
Pro Em logo
IMI Design logo
Nationwide logo


Cambria logo

Premier Wood Floors logo
Cigna logo
Cohn Financial Group

Event Partners

Santa Barbara Catering logo
Toast logo

Gala Committee Members

Oscar De las salas, Chair

Margie Alpert  

Margaret Anderson    

Rhonda Anderson      

Ellen Andres-Schneider         

Lisa Bell          

Salvador A. Bretts      

Alex Burkfield

Tyler Butler    

Jeannie Cole Older    

Susie Crouch 

Tina Curran 

Julianna Ericksen      

Andrea Evans

Ruby Farias   

Kyle Geschwender    

Missi Harrington         

Gary Jackson

Helen Jordon 

Peggy Kapner

Carlye Klick   

Amy LaDow   

Anita Lang      

Vanessa Lazano        

Alison Lewis   

Chris Loomis  

Alexis Magness          

Cameron Martz

Megan Mayhall

Tim McEligott 

Madonna Newman    

Linda Norquist

Meara Perrin  

Arlee Reach   

Kim Rivera

Lauren Rossi  

Vanessa Ruiz

Mimi Sadeghi 

Jackie Schenkein      

Michelle Schneider    

Marshall Shore           

Bengy Strempel         

Paula Taylor   

Brandon Zavala