Innovative Art Installation Makes Permanent Home at Scottsdale Fashion Square

by Mike Hunter

Wonderspaces, the breakthrough concept that partners with artists from around the world to deliver artwork to new audiences, will soon open the company’s first permanent location at Scottsdale Fashion Square. 

In its 16,000-square-foot space, Wonderspaces will partner with artists from around the world to present a series of ticketed art shows. As a pop-up that debuted in San Diego in 2017, Wonderspaces shows earned rave reviews from visitors and media and drew more than 60,000 visitors in 2017 and more than 100,000 in 2018. Wonderspaces plans to present three shows a year at Scottsdale Fashion Square starting early this year. 

 “Scottsdale Fashion Square offers a unique opportunity to make the extraordinary artwork of our partner artists accessible to metro Phoenix. Through our shows, we aim to create a space where people can connect with art and with each other. Everything about our shows — from the location and pricing to the lineup of art — is designed with accessibility in mind,” says Jason Shin, Wonderspaces president and co-founder, enthusiastic about the inherent benefits of locating in a vibrant retail property that already attracts millions of visitors each year.

 “The first permanent location for Wonderspaces, with its dynamic roster of curated art installations, is a strong fit for Scottsdale Fashion Square and for Macerich,” says Doug Healey, executive vice president of leasing at Macerich, one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and developers of retail properties in top markets. Scottsdale Fashion Square is recognized as a premier shopping and dining destination, its nearly 2 million square feet including its newly renovated luxury presentation that opened this fall that will soon welcome first-to-market Saint Laurent store and Nobu restaurant. “The high-caliber artists and the exceptional setting Wonderspaces is creating to showcase their exciting work will come together as a powerful draw for this sophisticated region and for visitors from around the world.” 

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