The Avant-Garde on Second Street




1. new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts, or the people introducing them

Enjoy all a ONE Membership has to offer in a fun social setting with other philanthropic young professionals!

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



All Scottsdale Arts AG2 Members receive the following ONE Membership benefits:


Upcoming Events




The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942. Photograph by Ansel Adams. Collection Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona. ©The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.
















ARTrageous Scottsdale Arts Gala | Ansel Adams: America Concert and After-Party

Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.12 a.m.
Cost: $75
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Includes exclusive performance of Ansel Adams: America and after-party with hosted bar, live DJ, dancing, and delectable desserts. Proceeds benefit Scottsdale Arts Education and Outreach

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AG2 Mission
Our mission, in this digital age, is to promote the ‘art’ of networking with like-minded young professionals with a central focus around the Scottsdale art scene. We seek to use the power and inspiration of art to make a positive impact in the local community together while supporting Scottsdale Arts and each of its divisions. AG2 offers year-round events that allow our members the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of performing, contemporary and public art along with architecture & design in the company of our contemporaries.

Join the growing number of young professionals supporting Scottsdale Arts and its three arts organization divisions:

Our 2017-18 Season includes art-centric mixers paired with performances, exhibitions and live music; volunteer opportunities; and exclusive invitations to behind-the-scenes interactions with artists! Membership is the best way to get involved.

Board Members


Meet our 2017-18 Leadership Committee:

James Bailey, Chair
Paige Cecil, Vice Chair
Juliana Norvell
Christian Serena
Maria Englert
Mark Paratore
Carmen Armstrong
Emily Mead
Lisa Tye
Peter Boyle
Jennifer Gill
Lauren Zapien

Become A Member!
At Scottsdale Arts our members get it all: exclusive benefits to both the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and special invitations and updates about Scottsdale Public Art. We offer a unique program designed to offer a 360-degree arts experience. Learn more.