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SMoCA Lounge

Map & Directions 7374 E. 2nd St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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480-874-4604
  • Sun, Tue-Wed 12pm-5pm, Thu & Sat 12pm-9pm

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Phoenix New Times' Description

“Turning the museum on its head...one Friday at a time!” That’s SMoCA Lounge’s motto. The brainchild of local bon vivant and all-around rascal Tania Katan, SMoCA Lounge is Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s hippest happening. Original programs include Lit Lounge, at which local writers and performers read new essays written just for the event; Arm Wrestling for Art, a fundraiser in which, well, attendees actually arm wrestle one another to win an original work of art. And then there’s the Good ’n’ Plenty Artists Grant, where local artists compete against one another to win cash for their next art project. The rest of the time, the lounge—a big, bright red room full of repurposed packing crates—is filled with live music, poetry slams, films, and humor. Open most weekends until 9 p.m., with free museum admission after 5 p.m., SMoCA Lounge is hipper than most everything else happening in Scottsdale.

 
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  • Phoenix New Times on 01/14/13

    2012 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Thinking Outside the (Museum) Box! Check out Lit Lounge, featuring terrific local writers reading their work along with performances by bands like The Pübes.

  • K12 Inc on 08/09/11

    Did you know? Artist James Turrell, creator of SMoCA’s Skyspace installation, is considered a master of light. Instead of using paint to replicate light, he uses light itself to create visual effects.

  • Alice D. on 07/19/09

    Be sure to check out their list of free lectures, which are wonderful and add great context to the collections.

  • Jorge S. on 07/23/10

    A different Sunset experience. The Knight Rise Skyspace is the best place to have colorful experience of art and nature all in one.

  • Y S. on 12/20/12

    Why do people work at SMoCA?

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