IM360 Cause of the Month for December 2019: Supporting The Arts

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Inspired Media 360 was honored to produce and host a one hour live red carpet event for Scottsdale Arts at their Starry Night Gala celebrating the 20th Anniversary of SMOCA (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts). A sold out crowd of more than 450 people from the Valley and across the country attended.

As the annual fundraiser for Scottsdale Arts, the ARTrageous Gala provides support for the events and programs under the largest arts umbrella in Arizona, including signature events like Canal Convergence and the Scottsdale Arts Festival, as well as the organization’s four branches: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, SMoCA, Scottsdale Public Art, and Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation, which operates programs for thousands of students and seniors.

“Scottsdale was a leader in the arts and throughout the Southwest and on the national level back in the 60’s and 70’s and I felt that we could probably get back to that prowess. I think we can do some things that, really, the sky is the limit for us.” – Gerd Wuestemann, President and CEO of Scottsdale Arts.


Through its dynamic partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational and outreach opportunities for the community, while fostering active engagement of individuals, businesses, education and government with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multi-disciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through four acclaimed branches — Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation — serving more than 600,000 participants annually. In conjunction with the City of Scottsdale, they also host more than 200,000 people annually on our campus through a robust rentals program.

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