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SMoCA’s 25th Birthday Celebration + Opening 

Party like it’s 1999! Join us to celebrate SMoCA’s 25th birthday and new exhibitions with special drinks, tasty treats, music performances, and activities with artists and creatives from around the Valley. 

Friday, Feb 9, 2024, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


  • RSVP: Free

Scottsdale Arts ONE Members receive extra perks with registration! 

About the Event

Party like it’s 1999! Come join us to celebrate SMoCA’s 25th birthday and the opening of two new exhibitions. All evening, you can enjoy signature drinks, delectable treats, beats by DJ J-ME LEE, a special performance by artist Carolina Aranibar-Fernádez, a hands-on activity with artist Jacob Meders, and vibrant new artwork by Kenaim Al-Shatti. Don’t fill up on all the treats because Pinwheel will be there with their delicious gourmet rolls to munch on. Commemorate the occasion with fun photo ops and exclusive giveaways, plus special throwbacks and more surprises in store all night! Whether you have been coming to SMoCA for 25 years or are new to visiting the Museum, we want to celebrate SMoCA’s 25th birthday with you and toast to the future together!

Scottsdale Arts ONE Members receive extra perks with registration!   

Each member who RSVPs receives one drink voucher with each reservation. ONE Members at the Supporter level and above will also receive a food voucher for the Pinwheel food truck. Please be sure to arrive by 8:30 p.m. to collect your vouchers.  

Become a ONE Member today to ensure your extra perks for this milestone celebration: join now! 

Learn More About the Exhibitions:  

Dorothy Fratt: Color Mirage is the first major U.S. museum exhibition on the prolific, yet underrecognized, American painter Dorothy Fratt (1923–2017). Spanning more than five decades of the artist’s oeuvre, the exhibition will present a selection of foundational early works and ephemera alongside numerous paintings that exemplify Fratt’s vibrant and distinct style of abstraction.  

Carolina Aranibar-Fernández: Oleaje is a new, large-scale installation by San Francisco-based, Bolivian-born artist Carolina Aranibar-Fernández. Through labor-intensive, handmade processes such as etching, sewing, cutting, and printing, Aranibar-Fernández translates the complex movements of resources and the hidden ripples of the mining and trade industry on a global scale into vibrant, finely rendered impressions of cartography and topography. 








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