The opportunity to view some of the world’s most coveted cars and to watch art as it is being created marks the launch of Scottsdale’s special events season this weekend. The Celebration of Fine Art starts today, Saturday, Jan. 11, in the big white tents located on the southwest corner of Hayden Road and the Loop 101 Freeway.
On Sunday, Jan. 12, the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction begins an eight-day run at WestWorld, Scottsdale’s newly expanded special events center, at 16601 N. Pima Road.
Scottsdale’s free trolley service is a great way to travel to events and activities. Several trolley routes work together to connect resort corridors, special event locations and the downtown shopping and entertainment districts.
The trolleys run daily on a convenient schedule and connect to the regional Valley Metro transportation system. More information on routes and schedules can be found at www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/trolley or by calling (480) 312-3111.
Here’s the schedule and contact information for upcoming special events in Scottsdale:
Celebration of Fine Art starts Saturday
It’s an opportunity to meet 100 working artists, visit their studios, and find out how and why they do what they do. The 24th Annual Celebration of Fine Art begins Saturday, Jan. 11, and runs through March 23. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the southwest corner of Hayden Road and the Loop 101 freeway. Call 480-443-7695 for more information or visit www.celebrateart.com.
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction starts Sunday
Hundreds of the world’s finest collector automobiles and thousands of spectators will assemble for this year’s Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction. The auction runs Sunday, Jan. 12, through Jan. 19, at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. Visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694 for more information.
Russo and Steele Automobile Auction starts Wednesday, Jan. 15
If you’re into sport, muscle and street rod collector cars, we have just the place for you! The annual Russo and Steele Automobile Auction begins Wednesday, Jan. 15, and runs through Jan. 19. The auction takes place near the intersection of the Loop 101 Freeway and Scottsdale Road. For registration, featured cars and additional event information, visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602-252-2697.
Gooding and Company Scottsdale Auctions rev up Wednesday, Jan. 15
Classic cars of many styles and from many eras are on view starting Wednesday, Jan. 15, through Jan. 18 when the Gooding and Company Scottsdale Auctions take place at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road. For more information, including specific times, dates and ticket prices, visit: www.goodingco.com/auction/scottsdale-2014.
P. F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon Jan. 19
Get ready to rock in Arizona and Scottsdale on Sunday, Jan. 19, as the P. F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon hit the streets. This event extravaganza features scenic courses and live bands at every mile. For more event information and local road closures visit: http://arizona.competitor.com or call 1-800-311-1255.
Waste Management Phoenix Open takes place Jan. 27-Feb. 2
The Waste Management Phoenix Open takes place Jan. 27 through Feb. 2 at the beautiful Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Road. Find out why this tournament boasts the largest galleries in golf and has earned the nickname “The Greatest Show on Grass.” Call 602-870-0163 for details or visit http://wmphoenixopen.com.