The Sonoran Arts League is a non-profit, volunteer-based, arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists and art education. Comprised of more than 650 artists/art enthusiasts, the League presents exceptional programs for people of all ages, experience and interests.
| artist, Sylvia Fugmann Brongo
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.
For over 40 years, the Sonoran Arts League (a non-profit visual arts organization), has promoted art, artists, and art education through leadership and service with the guiding philosophy that art is essential to the well-being of life and our community.
Over 650 members actively participate in community outreach programs, youth mentoring and art education, as well as free veteran art classes. 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 at The Gallery at el Pedregal and also partners with the Foothills Food Bank on the annual Empty Bowls Project.
With a special focus on mentoring youth, the League fosters artistic growth in the following ways: Youth art and scholarships, Incentive awards, Art experiences and resources, and the Foothills Art Academy (partnering with ECS, a division of CCUSD in bringing community art classes in a variety of mediums for children and adults).
The League teams with The Boulders Resort to bring the public an exceptional collection of artwork, art workshops, 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, art workshops for all ages and skill levels, 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 through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
ART REACH Community Studio: A community experience and destination for enhancing lives and futures through art. Join a workshop, 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 ART REACH Community Studio oversees the Free Veteran Art Classes in Cave Creek and downtown Phoenix, 4 times a month. Come discover the best creative resource in town!