About The Creative Center of Scottsdale

A co-working community for artists

The Creative Center of Scottsdale is a co-working community for artists from sculptors to painters, photographers to graphic designers and mixed-media artists as well as businesses and organizations that serve the arts community. Based in Old Town Scottsdale’s historic arts district, our collaborative environment works similar to an incubator–a collection of creative minds exchanging ideas and insights with one another in a common space.

The Creative Center of Scottsdale is the answer for those who are looking to escape the home office, the kitchen table, or the unpredictable realm of public spaces. With our artist-friendly environment and beautiful studio spaces designed to showcase your work, we aim to be a haven for those who work and create in the creative field.

Our mission

The mission of The Creative Center of Scottsdale is to use collaborative coworking as a tool to build the Scottsdale-area art scene into a thriving hub of opportunity. The Creative Center of Scottsdale is currently under construction with a tentative launch date of Fall 2013.

Building Renovation

Pre Demo

Post Demo


The Space

Open, Functional, Flexible. Designed for individuals and teams.

The Creative Center of Scottsdale is designed to be a flexible and collaborative space that meets your needs for the moment. You can work and create in our open workspace, focus at your own private desk, create and showcase your work in our gallery-like private studios , store your equipment in private lockers or recharge in our on-site coffee shop SIP. There is over XX sq. ft. here for you.

Tentative launch date: Fall 2013

  • Monthly
    $250per month
    • Space Size: 10×10
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Kitchenette
    • Conference Room

  • Yearly
    $360-$1422per month
    • Space Size: Studio Space (100sf – 400sf)
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Kitchenette
    • Conference Room



A brief history of the building

The Creative Center of Scottsdale is housed an iconic Scottsdale landmark, Mandall’s Shooting-Supplies store. The facility has an underground shooting gallery, a novel attraction for the city during the store’s heyday. The iconic sign with a teddy bear holding a machine gun still greets passers-by and will be maintained as a part of the center. The rest of the building housed Arizona Knitting and Needlepoint and an auto garage.

Martin Mandall opened his shooting-supplies store at the location of The Creative Center of Scottsdale in the mid-1980s. Mandall Shooting Supplies, Inc. was one of major firearm importers of well-known lines such as Sig Sauer, Hammerli, Krico, Sako. The store had everything for the gun enthusiast beyond firearms and ammo. It included a machine shop for Class III, suppressor manufacturing, and basement with several tunnels about 5′ in diameter and 50′ long that served as shooting range. This was used for test firing the Class III and suppressors that Mandall’s built on site.




Downtown Scottsdale Oasis

Downtown Scottsdale offers some of the finest galleries, specialty retail, cultural attractions and dining in the Valley of the Sun. Downtown Scottsdale is at the heart of the city’s art scene, with Contemporary and Western Art, Theatre 4301 and a wide variety of outdoor sculptures set amid the lush green lawns and sparkling fountains of Civic Center Mall.

Scottsdale’s Arts District is home to a high concentration of galleries showcasing some of the best Western and Southwestern art in the country. Throughout “Old Town”, shopkeepers sell quality Native American crafts, offering everything from hand-woven Navajo rugs to Zuni silver jewelry.

As a central location for artists and creative professionals to gather and collaborate, The Creative Center of Scottsdale aims to be nucleus of creative discourse in the City of Scottsdale and for the Phoenix-metropolitan area at-large.


Green Initiatives

Reducing Energy Consumption

The Creative Center of Scottsdale proudly participates in the city of Scottsdale’s green building construction code which encourages a whole-systems approach through design and building techniques to minimize environmental impact and reduce the energy consumption of buildings while contributing to the health of its occupants.

Adaptive Reuse & Going Local Preserve our Future

One of the most sustainable things we can do is to preserve what we already have. The Creative Center of Scottsdale will transform the existing structure into a community-based business committed to artistic expression and innovation. The existing concrete block walls, wood floors, and wood roof structures will remain intact and exposed, revealing the history of the building while also looking toward a vibrant and sustainable future.

The Creative Center of Scottsdale is dedicated to supporting local businesses. All fixtures and materials were selected looking at the proximity of their creation to home. The interior insulation is made from blue jeans and produced right here in Chandler! All the bathroom fixtures are ‘Made in the USA’ and within 500 miles of Phoenix. The interior walls will be made from wood collected from forests certified to forest sustainably. This means that for every tree they cut down for construction use, they will replace it with a new tree.

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Stay up to date with the latest news and information from The Creative Center of Scottsdale

The Arizona Republic: Scottsdale Approves Plans for New Creative Center

City Sun Times: Creative Center Moves Forward


Special Events

Host a Public or Private Event

The Creative Center of Scottsdale is a flexible space that will be available to host public and private events with a creative or community-oriented focus.

To inquire about reserving The Creative Center of Scottsdale for special events contact artists@creativecenterscottsdale.com.



Apply for Membership

Want to join the artist’s revolution and be a part of something truly special? Apply for membership at The Creative Center of Scottsdale. The application may be emailed to Michelle at mpelberg1@cox.net or mailed to Creative Center Scottsdale: 4340 E Indian School Rd st 21-439, Phoenix, AZ 85018.

Questions? Feedback? Want to stay updated throughout the construction process? Get in touch: artists@creativecenterscottsdale.com