I’m writing to invite you to join me for an exclusive preview of the art to be auctioned in early April by Scottsdale Art Auction at Legacy Gallery on Main Street.
Since 2005, Brad and Jinger Richardson, owners of Legacy Gallery, have joined with a consortium of leading American art dealers to host a Western Fine Art auction at their Scottsdale gallery. Last year’s auction results set 19 new record prices for individual artists, grossed more than $11 million and attracted buyers (read that tourists!) from all over the nation – and several foreign countries, as well.
Next month, their auction will include over 350 works of important western, wildlife and sporting scenes; paintings and bronzes from masters of the genre, including the finest works from contemporary western painters and sculptors.
As a candidate, and as a Councilman, I have consistently advocated for Old Town Scottsdale. Sometimes my advocacy has been to protect small merchants from the encroachment of city-subsidized pop-up retailers. Other times, my advocacy has been to provide greater city support for the arts district.
I’ve argued the collection of iconic businesses in Old Town Scottsdale is the most visited tourist destination in our city. The collective economic value of Old Town Scottsdale – to tourism, to our economy and to our heritage cannot be overstated!
In thanks for my support as Councilman, Brad and Jinger Richardson have graciously offered to host an event to launch my 2018 re-election campaign and give you a rare opportunity to preview the art for their next auction.
Enjoy a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres while browsing to your heart’s content! Everything for this year’s auction will be on display with auction estimates ranging from a few hundred dollars to $300,000 – $500,000 for Charles Russell’s “Indian on Horseback” (left).
When: Wednesday, March 28
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Where: Legacy Gallery, 7176 Main St., 2nd Floor
RSVP (please!): by return email to me or to Jinger@LegacyGallery.com
You don’t have to be a financial supporter of my campaign to attend, but you do have to support Old Town Scottsdale and believe Arts & Culture are the very heart & soul of our city. I hope you’ll join me for this unique cultural opportunity and share the official launch of my 2018 campaign.