The Scottsdale Gallery Association and several merchants in Downtown Scottsdale have petitioned to shut down the twice weekly Artisan Markets held at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The Zoning Administrator and the City Manager have informed Artisan Markets that we will not be allowed to continue our events at the waterfront as of January, 2016. This decision impacts the livelihood, health, safety and welfare of over 50 families who rely on the market to support themselves and their families. The Artisan Markets provides a vibrancy in downtown and is utilizing the area for its intended purpose, to activate and animate the downtown area. Our artists are proud to share their love of place with the local community, and the visitors of Scottsdale. Our artists share suggestions of local restaurants, stores, and unique Scottsdale experiences. We provide opportunity for artists and musicians to have their work seen, feed their families, get in front of an audience, and provide the experience that people love to have. We ask you to Stand With Artisan Markets and ask the city manager, city council and the zoning administrator to allow the market to continue.
You can visit our website to learn more about our market. www.artisanmarketsaz.com
We are currently seeking legal counsel, and other professional services and have set-up a Go-Fund Me campaign to assist in saving the markets. If you can spare a few bucks to save this important community of artists, we would greatly appreciate it.