The Sonoran Arts League is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer-based, arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists, and art education. The League began in 1975 as an informal gathering of local artists who put on art shows under the Tamarisk groves in Cave Creek, Arizona. Today, our organization has grown to over 750 members from around the United States and Canada.
The organization offers high quality art activities, education and programs for a broad spectrum of constituents. Notable programs impacting target groups include: Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour, our signature event that offers opportunity for the public to learn about artists’ techniques from 199 artists at 47 Host Studio
venues; Empty Bowls Project, benefiting the Foothills Food Bank in support of World Hunger Day; scholarships for graduating high school Seniors and summer scholarships for youth art camps; art events, mentoring and workshops for the youth; Art in Public Places, bringing free art events and exhibits to the general public (in
partnerships with local towns and municipalities); the Gallery at el Pedregal, providing opportunity for member artists to exhibit, workshops, demonstrate, network and sell their artwork; Veteran Art Program, free art classes and exhibits for military veterans; and art classes and seminars for community members. The Sonoran Arts
League Center for the Arts, located in Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek, provides an identifiable creative destination venue for a wide variety of art activities, allows for expansion of programs and free art workshops, free meeting space, attracts more participation from constituent groups, increases opportunities for partnerships with business and community organizations, and demonstrates our commitment to artists, art education and the art community.
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 a 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.
Our Service Enterprise Vision: To create a team of diverse and empowered volunteers through effective leadership and engagement of members and community partners to advance the Sonoran Arts League's
mission and supports a culture of CREATIVITY.
Our VOLUNTEER members actively participate in community outreach programs, youth mentoring and
art education, as well as free veteran art programs and extra special art programs. The League produces
several events, such as the annual Hidden in The Hills Artist Studio Tour and Sale, Sonoran Small Works
Art Show, Sonoran Festival of Art, April for the Arts, Holiday Artisan Markets, and also partners with the
Foothills Food Bank on the annual Empty Bowls Project.
The League teams with The Boulders Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona to bring the public an exceptional collection of artwork, art demonstrations, artists-in-residence, and art events – all in one beautiful place, “The Gallery at el Pedregal”. The Gallery offers a rotating collection of one-of-a-kind juried works by League artists, monthly art parties, artists-in-residence, youth art and veteran exhibits, and other art events throughout the year. (34505 N. Scottsdale Road, second floor) The Gallery is open Wednesday- Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Fri 1-8)
Center for the Arts: Discover the best creative resource in town. Stop by the Sonoran Arts League’s CENTER FOR THE ARTS at Stagecoach Village, home to a gallery, gift shop, workshop space, open studio, art events, youth and veteran programs, as well as the new Head Quarters for Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour.
A community experience and destination for enhancing lives and futures through art located in Cave Creek, Arizona. Join a workshop or an open studio and experience an opportunity to create art and learn a new skill. Come celebrate and support the power of art to enrich life, increase awareness, build community and add valuable skills. The center also facilitates art events, festivals, exhibitions, shows, group activities and art experiences, and free veteran & youth art classes. Join us at the center and “Be A Part Of The Arts”.
Workshop Space: Also located in Stagecoach Village, Suite 164 offers a space for workshops, rental space for teachers and gift shop.