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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Scottsdale Public Art and the City of Scottsdale’s holiday celebration Scottsdazzle have partnered to bring the interactive artwork PRISMATICA to the Scottsdale Waterfront, Nov. 24, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018.


PRISMATICA is a series of 25 kinetic, glowing prism sculptures that play bell music when rotated. Each prism is more than six feet tall and has panels covered with a dichroic film that reflects all the colors of the rainbow throughout the day and at night.


The PRISMATICA sculptures will be dispersed throughout the Scottsdale Waterfront as an added visual element during the events of Scottsdazzle. So, as members of the public gather for Scottsdale’s featured holiday events this season, they will be invited to walk among a gallery of kaleidoscopic prisms and spin them to create a performance of sound, color and light.


PRISMATICA was created by Toronto-based architecture and design firm RAW design, and first exhibited at LUMINOTHÉRAPIE, Montreal, Canada. The installation in currently owned by Quartier des spectacles Partnership, with current and future installations of PRISMATICA managed by CREOS.


The mission of Scottsdale Public Art is to make Scottsdale one of the most desirable communities in the country in which to live, work and visit by incorporating art and design projects throughout. In 1985, the City of Scottsdale established Scottsdale Public Art with the goal to enhance the quality of life for its residents and visitors. Since then more than 100 permanent and temporary public artworks have been commissioned throughout the community. Scottsdale’s program and projects have won local, regional and national awards.

Through its partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational opportunities that foster active, lifelong community engagement 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 three acclaimed divisions – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art – serving more than 400,000 participants annually.

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