Scottsdale's Real Estate is Art by hkksew3563rd

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									Scottsdale, Arizona real estate is filled with luxury homes, condos and apartments as
well as plenty of things to do and see, including a wealth of arts-related venues and
events. In addition, a number of local resorts serve up fine art and award-winning
architecture with every visit.
  Regarded as one of the best known mid-century modern landmarks in the country,
Scottsdale's only historic hotel, the Hotel Valley Ho, offers expert-led architectural
walking tours of the buildings and grounds. Designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd
Wright, this restored 1950s gem has hosted Hollywood luminaries such as Marilyn
Monroe, Humphrey Bogart and Zsa Zsa Gabor, as well as the 1957 wedding reception
of young heartthrobs Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood.
  A boutique property in the heart of downtown Scottsdale's entertainment district,
Hotel Indigo Scottsdale turned its interior hallways into galleries showcasing the work
of top local artists including Scott Peters and John Hays. Raised on a cattle ranch in
Peeples Valley, Arizona, photographer Peters is well-known for his portraits of
Arizona's surreal, windswept Slot Canyons, while Hays' photographs capture the
pristine beauty of the West's most remote landscapes.
  Experience living history at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey
Ranch thanks to the Native American Learning Center, which is a collaborative
venture with native educators and artists from the nearby Salt-River Pima Maricopa
Indian tribe. Visitors learn about efforts to preserve the Hopi language, day-to-day life
on the Hopi Reservation and the significance of Hopi art such as pottery, textiles,
jewelry and ceremonial Katsina dolls and carvings. The resort also has a Native
Heritage Seed Garden boasting more than 30 varieties of indigenous plants plus a
renowned art collection highlighted by a life-size bronze gahn dancer and Cliff
Dweller, a sculpture rendered in paper mache over cedar wood by Clyde Connell.
  The Hermosa Inn is a quiet hideaway built on the grounds of famed cowboy artist
Lon Megargee's hand-built ranch home. Starting in the 1930s, Megargee - who also
worked as a poker dealer, cowboy and bronco buster - used beams recovered from an
abandoned mine and adobe blocks formed on-site to create an artist studio and home
he dubbed "Casa Hermosa" or beautiful house. Today, this luxury resort incorporates
elements of the original structure, while the on-site restaurant, Lon's, features various
Megargee paintings and self-portraits.
  Revel in the bright, tropical artwork of Nelson Garcia-Miranda at The Westin
Kierland Resort & Spa's deseo restaurant. As the resident artist at this elegant Latin
hot spot, guests are able to savor Miranda's exuberant yet functional pieces including
votives, champagne flutes and wine glasses, as well as watch this Cuban-born artist
create vibrant paintings right inside the restaurant.
  Source: Press Release, www.ScottsdaleCVB.com
  Article Source: Russ Lyon blog

								
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