Special events and bargains on Thanksgiving weekend

An abundance of exciting shopping and holiday gift opportunities await patrons at The Store @ the Center and The Shop@SMoCA on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 24-26. Here’s what’s in store:

Friday, Nov. 24

Trunk Show — Sandy Schenkat jewelry

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Dayton Fowler Grafman Atrium

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Local artist Sandy Schenkat’s jewelry lines are thematic, with recent styling focusing on hearts, butterflies and Chakra colors. Her use of Swarovski crystals and sterling silver create exclusive pieces with a unique flair and exceptional craftsmanship..


Saturday, Nov. 25

Small Business SaturdaySmall Business Saturday Artists Market

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Dayton Fowler Grafman Atrium

3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Here’s a chance to meet and support local artists and find the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. This annual event showcases up to 15 Arizona artists who offer unique, hand-crafted gifts for sale, including jewelry, ceramics, textiles, limited-edition prints, wearable art and more. Free admission. A portion of the proceeds help support Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach.

Information: 480-874-4644.

In addition to the artists market, you can take advantage of these opportunities:

  • The Encore Bar, which opens at 3 p.m.
  • Free admission to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
  • Registering to win a Friends Membership — a $100 value
  • 20 percent off holiday cards and an extra 10 percent off all half-price sale items at The Store@ the Center


Sunday, Nov. 26

Museum Store SundayMuseum Store Sunday

Both stores open

Noon – 5 p.m.

More than 500 museum stores in all 50 states, nine countries and on three continents are participating in Museum Store Sunday this year, including The Store @ the Center and The Shop@SMoCA. Take advantage of many special offers listed below. The international event is managed by the Philadelphia-based Museum Store Association, in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Association for Cultural Enterprises and the Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand.

One-day specials:

  • Free Admission to SMoCA
  • Free docent-led tour of SMoCA at 12:30 p.m.
  • Register to win a Scottsdale Arts Friends Membership — a $100 value
  • Mention “Museum Store Sunday” when purchasing items at either store and receive 20 percent off (some restrictions apply)
  • 20 percent off holiday cards
  • Enter a raffle to win one of two $100 gift cards, one at each store. Customers will receive one raffle ticket for every $10 spent in either store.
  • An extra 10 percent off half-price sale items
  • Free warm apple cider to enjoy while you shop



trunk show at the StoreTrunk Show — Janel Nordstrom Jewelry

The Store @ the Center

Noon to 5 p.m.

Janel Nordstrom specializes in transforming hardware parts into unique, custom creations. Her distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces are available in several lines, and bring her “love of hardware” into the accessory world.


  • Artist-made jewelry
  • Stylish furnishings for home and office
  • Unique creations by Arizona artists
  • Fair-trade and upcycled/recycled global crafts
  • Music, books and greeting cards
  • Imaginative toys

Purchases are tax-free, and members receive a 10 percent discount. Gift-wrapping and shipping are also available. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts.

Scottsdale Arts store

Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.
Open Evenings During Most Events


Come into The Store and we will help you pick out the perfect gift from our variety of unique pieces. Enter The Store at the N. E. corner of the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts.