Beat the Heat and Feed Your Children’s Craving for Creativity

Scottsdale Artists’ School hosts weekly Youth and Teen Summer Fine Art Camps for children and teens. The Youth Academy, ages 6-14, begins May 29, and Teen Academy, ages 14-18 starts June 4. All sessions are held in the school’s art studios and taught by professional teaching artists. 

Each session incorporates an array of 2D art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media, as well as 3D art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects, and hand building with clay. Students get creative, explore new techniques, learn how to prepare their art for show, and share their creations in an art show with reception at the end of each session. All art supplies are included.

SAS, located in one of the oldest historic buildings in Old Town Scottsdale, offers a very robust Youth and Teen Academy with weekly classes for all skill levels.

For a complete description of classes, online registration and scholarship information, visit the school’s website, ScottsdaleArtSchool.org.

Hottest Race on Earth Returning After Five Years

After a five-year hiatus, the hottest race on earth, Scottsdale’s Beat the Heat, is returning June 16 to WestWorld of Scottsdale as part of the new Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival: Arms, Legs and Kegs event.

The 10.22-kilometer race and a shorter 5K will take place throughout the grounds of WestWorld, adjacent to the McDowell Mountain golf course owned by Phil Mickelson, just days before the hottest day to ever be recorded in Phoenix.

Sponsored by Maricopa Ambulance, there will be no early morning start to avoid the broiling temps. Nor will this be a race at dusk when the cooler air begins creeping in. The gun will go off at 2:47 p.m. sharp, the time of day in 1990 when thermometers in the Phoenix metropolitan area struck 122 degrees on June 26.

To recognize the hottest day on record, the entry fee for the 10.22 distance will be $62.60 per person and includes a souvenir T-shirt. The entry fee for the shorter 5K distance will be $51 and also includes a souvenir T-shirt. Register now at ScottsdaleFahrenheitFestival.com.