JANUARY 25, 2012

Scottsdale invites proposals for downtown western art and history museum

The city of Scottsdale is requesting proposals from organizations interested in partnering on a western art and history museum in downtown Scottsdale. The facility is envisioned as a cultural amenity that will contribute to the downtown experience and attract visitors from around the globe.

Proposals to build and operate the museum on city-owned land south of Main Street at Marshall Way will be reviewed by a selection panel and may be recommended to city council for final contract award.

The RFP is available for download at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/EV/EVRFP.

As an initial step in the process, potential operators will have the opportunity to provide suggestions to the city about the project and proposed contract terms identified in the lease. The city will formally respond to the suggestions and publish them at the end of the comment period, expected to be early February. The process will continue with a formal question and answer period; final proposals will be due to the city in May.

Proposals will be evaluated on organizational capability, financial capability, facility design and construction, operating plan and economic impact.

The city council will make the final determination as to which proposal, if any, the city will pursue.

Comments and questions may be directed to Kim Hanna in the Economic Vitality Department at 480-312-7612 or KHanna@ScottsdaleAz.gov.

JANUARY 25, 2012

Arts Council of the North Valley presents Picnic Under the Stars April 28

Join your friends on April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Anthem Community Park for a let-your-hair-down night of live music, auctions, dancing, prizes, raffles and fun with friends!
Each table picks a theme to express their inner selves ... so are you Gilligan's Island or more of a Gone With The Wind fan? Dress yourselves and your table to compete for prizes and laughs!  

Bring a picnic supper and have a night of fun! 

Tickets are only $35 and may be purchased by emailing Becky at bkmacmillan@qwest.net or by calling 623-516-ACNV (2268).

Proceeds benefit the Arts Council of the North Valley, Inc. 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.  Our mission is to provide the leadership in support of artistic excellence, understanding and education of the arts, and to nurture the cultural life and vitality of our community.