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Press Release – Scottsdale.com To Launch New Arts Section to support Scottsdale Gallery Association and Scottsdale’s Art

Scottsdale.com, LLC is pleased to announce that it will be launching a new arts section on Scottsdale.com, in partnership with the Scottsdale Gallery Association,( SGA), and its gallery members. “The art scene is a very important part of what makes Scottsdale so special, and we are happy to support all of our local galleries by promoting the activities, events and shows in which the galleries will be participating. The partnership with the Scottsdale Gallery Association will prove to be beneficial to the entire community, and we have enlisted the services of one of the top writers in Arizona, Lynette Carrington, to provide insightful articles, interviews and more in order to promote all of the activities of our thriving arts district,” states Scottsdale.com CEO Fred Mercaldo.

Rhonda S. Verona, President of R.S.V.P. & Associates and SGA spokesperson states, “We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Scottsdale.com. The Scottsdale Gallery Association is dedicated to support the membership, which includes more than 100 local galleries. It has everything to offer to both the serious art collector, to the casual art appreciator. We look forward to the increased exposure and recognition that this section on Scottsdale.com will bring to Scottsdale Art’s District and member galleries.”

Lynette Carrington of Carrington Entertainment says, “I am happy to be working with Scottsdale.com to bring attention to the arts district in Scottsdale. The arts are a vital component of the very fabric that makes Scottsdale so special. I look forward to shining the spotlight on the art, artists and personalities that pour their effort and talents into elevating art to a higher and higher level.”

Kickoff for the arts section is scheduled for mid-October and the initial event that will be covered will be the October 23rd the historic 40th Scottsdale ArtWalk, which happens to be their “kickoff to the high cultural season” and the event will Celebrate 40 years of ArtWalk the Line , at 6pm. on Main Street.

The SGA is coordinating a dedication and festivities including a ceremony to celebrate the 40th Anniversary with the Vice Mayor of Scottsdale and other key city and city officials.

Recognition will be given to the Galleries through the 4 decades, in addition to key players, the City of Scottsdale and supporters of the Scottsdale Arts District.

As part of the Celebrating the 40th Anniversary year the SGA is collaborating with the Scottsdale Unified Schools District. This partnership will feature visual artwork and musical performances by the SUSD students.

The SGA charity partner for the 40th Anniversary ArtWalk will be Tri for the Cure AZ benefiting the Susan G. Komen CANAZ for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tri for the Cure AZ will have an information table on the walk. Each special ArtWalk will feature a charity partner.

All galleries will have a free listing in the section, and are urged to submit event information and pictures to Jennifer Civettini at Jennifer@nullCitiesPlanet.com.

About Scottsdale.com: Scottsdale.com is locally owned, and is part of a network in Arizona that includes Tempe.com, Mesa.com, Chandler.com, FountainHills.com, and ApacheJunction.com. Enjoying traffic of over 200,000 unique visitors each month, with over 1,000,000 monthly page views, these sites are used by locals and tourists as a valuable resource for all things Scottsdale and Arizona related. Scottsdale.com is managed by CitiesPlanet.com, a marketing and media agency that manages over 100 pure City.com brands worldwide. For further information, please contact Fred Mercaldo at 602-859-3786, or email to Fred@nullScottsdale.com.

About Rhonda S. Verona and R.S.V.P. & Associates: : For more information, interviews, demonstrations and images to support any of these story angles, please contact Rhonda S. Verona, R.S.V.P. & Associates,(480) 998-4323, Rhonda@nullrsvppr.com R.S.V.P. and Associates is a full service national public relations firm specializing in event coordination, promotion implementation and publicity placement. We are in the business of improving your public image.

About Scottsdale ArtWalk Scottsdale ArtWalk is much like a large, easy-going open house for the Scottsdale Arts District located primarily along Main Street and Marshall Way in Scottsdale Downtown. “America’s Original ArtWalk,” this weekly gathering takes place every Thursday evening (year-round, except Thanksgiving) between 7pm and 9 pm. That’s when all member galleries belonging to the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) open their doors to the public and show off the work of the local, national and international outstanding artists.

A 30-year tradition, the ArtWalk process is simple — proceed at your own pace, wander into galleries that capture your fancy, stroll around a delightful area punctuated by dramatic statues, bubbling fountains, tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants and more. Horse-drawn carriage rides and trolley rides are often available from plentiful free parking areas nearby.

About Scottsdale Galleries Association Now The Scottsdale Gallery Association was formed by professional art dealers to promote these fine art galleries and their weekly ArtWalks. Internationally known as a mecca for art collectors Scottsdale is home to more than 100 galleries,. Dedicated to exhibiting the finest visual art from all over the world, the galleries offer a dazzling and diverse array of work in a wide variety of media. SGA members strive to make art accessible to all, from the serious art collector to the casual art appreciator. By funding arts projects in local schools, the SGA has become an important partner in the education of our community’s youth. For more information please visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com and facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottsdale-ArtWalk/321083294839?ref=ts and follow us on https://twitter.com/ScottsArtWalk

About Lynette Carrington and Carrington Entertainment: Native Arizonan Lynette Carrington is an award-winning freelance writer and currently contributes to more than 30 publications in-state and nationwide. She loves every facet of the arts and is also involved in the film and entertainment communities both locally and nationally. Lynette can be reached at lynettecarrington@nullhotmail.com

Fred Mercaldo

The CEO and Partner of Scottsdale.com, Fred Mercaldo, is a pioneer in the Geo Domain industry. Fred currently serves as the President of the newly-formed GeoPublishers.com trade association which is a non-profit organization that provides support and a vision for anyone who owns, works in, or is interested in the local online business.

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