The Avant-Garde on Second Street

Scottsdale Arts Young Professionals



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Engage in the arts with AG2!

The dynamic Scottsdale Arts Young Professionals program known as AG2 (The Avant-Garde on Second Street) works to create unique educational, social and networking events in the arts all year long! Joining AG2 is a great way to meet other young people in the community who share a love of the arts, culture and community.

AG2’s mission is to promote the “art” of networking with like-minded young professionals with a central focus around the Scottsdale arts scene. We seek to use the power and inspiration of art to make a positive impact in the local community, along with supporting Scottsdale Arts and each of its four branches:

* Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
* Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
* Scottsdale Public Art
* Scottsdale Education and Outreach

These events and volunteer opportunities provide our young professional with the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of performing, contemporary and public art, along with architecture and design, in the company of our contemporaries.

Upcoming Events

The 2018-19 season includes art-centric mixers paired with performances, exhibitions and live music; volunteer opportunities; and exclusive invitations to behind-the-scenes interactions with artists!

SMoCA Opening Celebration

Friday, June 8, 7–9 p.m.
7374 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Join Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and AG2 in kicking off the exciting summer exhibitions!

Learn more!

AG2 signature events will be announced in September. Stay tuned for more details!

A ONE Membership is the best way to get notified of what’s coming up and to get involved!

AG2 Leadership Committee

AG2 logo

Meet our 2018-19 Leadership Committee:

Paige Cecil, chair
Peter Boyle, co-chair
Carmen Armstrong
James Bailey
Erika Coombs
Maria Englert
Jennifer Gill
Emily Mead
Jaime Neufer
Juliana Norvell
Mark Paratore
Christian Serena
Lisa Tye
Lauren Zapien

Deepen your connection with the arts by joining the AG2 Leadership Committee. Members plan, organize, promote and fundraise for AG2 signature events and receive a unique, behind-the-scenes opportunity to engage in the creative community of Scottsdale Arts.

Leadership Committee members come from diverse backgrounds and professional industries, including Yelp, Gensler, Merrill Lynch, City of Scottsdale, Nationwide, Stifel, Alliance Bank of Arizona, Western School of Science and Technology, and the Institute for Sustainable Communities.

Interested in becoming a member? E-mail Lauren Zapien for more information.

Begin with a ONE Membership!

At Scottsdale Arts, our members get it all! You’ll receive exclusive discounts and benefits for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), as well as special invitations to Scottsdale Public Art programs and events. Our program offers a 360-degree arts experience. Learn more.