And, during the Opening, enjoy the Galette des Rois

The cake traditionally celebrates Epiphany in France and Quebec and is sold in most bakeries during the month of January. Three versions exist: in northern France, Quebec, and Belgium the cake called galette des rois consists of flaky puff pastry layers with a dense center of frangipane or apple. In the west of France a sablé galette is made, a form of sweetcrust pastry. In southern France—Occitania, Roussillon, Provence (as well as in Catalan where it is called tortell)—the cake called gâteau des rois or royaume is a torus-shaped brioche with candied fruits and sugar, similar in its shape and colors to a crown. This later version is also common in Spain and very similar to the New Orleans king cake.

About the expo

This special exhibition features a sampling of artwork created by students from our sister city Kingston, Ontario, Canada, as well as artwork created by Scottsdale students. For the first time this year, these sister cities exchanged art for display in two teen art shows. Artwork from Kingston went on display at the Scottsdale Mustang Public Library in April-May 2019. In turn, the work of student artists from Scottsdale were placed on display at Kingston’s Tett Centre in June-July, 2019, in time for Canada Day. 

As this program invites teens to share their creativity and conversations through art, it also welcomes curiosity and openness to learning about other cultures. Building bridges of international understanding and goodwill, the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association serves as citizen ambassadors; creating networks and partnerships with eight sister cities around the world.