Exhibitions will close April 1 at The Summit at Scottsdale on north Scottsdale Road. The Gallery Café and the Shop will close May 1. Heard Museum North has operated for 15 years in the North Valley, first at el Pedregal and since 2007 at The Summit at Scottsdale.
At a Heard Museum board meeting last week, members decided not to renew its lease. Henry said one of the primary reasons was that anticipated development around the area never happened. “At the time, things were booming. But to continue to have a sustainable operations we needed the foot traffic,” he said.
Also, homes that did exist in the area were second homes for winter visitors and the fall and winter attendance numbers could not make up the difference in lagging spring/summer visitors.