Since 1971. Long recognized as one of the country’s top art fairs and recently named “Best Arts Festival” by Phoenix New Times, the 49th Scottsdale Arts Festival will showcase 170 jury-selected international artists who work in painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography and many other media. This three-day annual fundraising event, held in the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, a lush, 21-acre urban park located next to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and a short walk from Scottsdale’s Old Town and gallery districts, offers a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together the visual, performing and culinary arts. Proceeds benefit the programming and education initiatives of Scottsdale Arts and its four branches — Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Education and Outreach. Event is rain or shine. No pets allowed.