Artist Chosen For WestWorld Expansion

Jeff Zischke, a local artist chosen by Scottsdale Public Art, will create a $395,000 sculpture with lighting and landscaping for the WestWorld expansion, reports Zischke, who has created pieces for the recent Canal Convergence series, envisions a stainless steel horse that stands 20 feet tall. Zischke said he wants to “to create a catalyst for an experience that tells visitors that Scottsdale is a place on the move, with all the propulsion, the power, of the large elegant horse.” Final design approval is still pending for the project, part of the $43 million expansion and renovation of the Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center at WestWorld. The work is slated for completion in time for the Barrett-Jacksons collector-car event in January. Also approved by the public-art advisory board was $128,000 to enhance the Scottsdale Museum of the West project.