To give to our community by promoting art, artists, and art education through leadership and service in the belief that an artistic awareness is essential to the well being of life and our community.

To be the premier art organization that supports and serves our community by nurturing a culture of creativity through education, events, and activities that connect the arts to the human spirit. 


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Welcome to the Sonoran Arts League

with the most established arts league in Arizona. 

The Sonoran Arts League provides an environment where creative individuals with similar interests, values and goals form alliances that benefit their work and support the community through educational programs.
Artists and art enthusiasts are invited to take advantage of social, educational, promotional and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. 

The League is comprised of more than 450 art enthusiasts – 95% are artists practicing in multiple disciplines: sculptors, painters, potters, weavers, sketchers, jewelers and artists who create with glass, batik, mosaic, gourds, pastel, pencil and photography – nearly every artistic medium known.

Diversity makes us strong and draws new partners in steadily increasing numbers.

The SONORAN ARTS LEAGUE is a non-profit organization serving local, regional and statewide members, drawing friends and followers throughout the USA and Canada. 

We believe that artistic awareness is essential to life and community.


Upcoming Events
Sonoran Arts League Office, Cave Creek AZ

Nicolette Maguire Bonnstetter is a nationally recognized artist who uses bold colors and black in space to create compositions incorporating objects that tie to some of her history growing up.  The juxtaposition of color and space are what makes her work intriguing. It also makes you pause and remember your own history. 

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Sonoran Arts League Office, Cave Creek AZ

The Women, Society and the Arts series presented by Nicolette Bonnstetter is now being offered on a class by class basis.   
09/04/14:  Why are you here and are these artists important?
09/11/14:  The Goddess and the Queens
09/18/14:  Renaissance
09/25/14:  Baroque
10/02/14:  Quilts and thread, are you marriageable?


FEE (per individual class):  $15 for Sonoran Art League Members and $20 for Non-League Members.

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Desert Foothills Library, Cave Creek AZ

The Summer Show at Desert Foothills Library features select Sonoran Arts League members and will be on view through October 4, 2014.

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Desert Foothills Lutheran Church, Scottsdale AZ

Filmmakers Suzanne Johnson and Penelope Price will present a documentary from Odyssey Film LLC:  Mayme Kratz / Stand Still.  Mayme Kratz, an Arizona based artist, is a collector of biological odds and ends, materials harvested from frequently overlooked desert debris. Addressing her process of making art, the documentary presents how this artist's delving into the particular suggests a better understanding of the universal through an examination of light, color and form.

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