MARCH 23, 2011

Scottsdale’s 6th Annual Cycle the Arts event April 3

SCOTTSDALE – Hop on your bike and get an up close, personal look at Scottsdale’s public art at the 6th Annual Cycle the Arts event Sunday, April 3. The free event starts and finishes at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art near the corner of Drinkwater Boulevard and Second Street.

This great family event features speakers at several pieces of artwork, including the new Soleri Bridge. Learn fun and interesting facts about each public art piece along the 3-mile family ride around downtown. There also will be a 10-mile route for cyclists.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with riders departing at 9 a.m. in small groups. Designated ride leaders will be available. For your safety, helmets are required. For more information visit

MARCH 16, 2011

Tickets on sale now for the Arts Council of the North Valley’s “Picnic under the Stars” fundraiser

PHOENIX –The Arts Council of the North Valley (ACNV) will hold its 3rd annual Picnic under the Stars fundraiser on April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Anthem Community Park.

The evening is filled with auctions, live music, dancing, raffles and enjoying friends.  Once tickets are purchased, table attendees join together to create a theme.  Everyone comes dressed to theme.  "It really is a night of let-your-hair-down fun” said Holly Matson, ACNV Executive Director. 

Tickets are required in advance and may be purchased online at

Proceeds benefit the Arts Council of the North Valley to fund educational outreach, scholarships and other artistic programs in the North Valley.  The ACNV is a donation-funded, volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit.