The Sonoran Arts League is committed to advancing art and art education, with a special focus on mentoring youth with the belief that arts training helps develop the abilities to focus and strengthens cognitive skills in young peopleThe Sonoran Arts League fosters artistic growth in the following ways:
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS – Since 2003, the Sonoran Arts League has recognized the artistic abilities of young artists and awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from local high schools pursuing studies in the arts. 
Click Here for the 2019 Scholarship Application
INCENTIVE AWARDS – The Sonoran Arts League recognizes schoolchildren who show exceptional interest in art and awards them with incentive bags filled with art books and supplies at the annual Celebration of Art at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center.  
ART EXPERIENCES – The Sonoran Arts League organizes and funds annual student field trips to area museums.  In addition to coordinating the Youth Art Exhibition in Studio #1 of the Hidden In The Hills Studio Tour, the league also organizes and funds a student bus tour to select Hidden in the Hills Studios.  Additionally, the Sonoran Arts League partners with various towns, cities, and schools to provide public art experiences, such as "Art in the Heart of Cave Creek", a collaboration between the Sonoran Arts League, Quality Interactive Montessori School, and the town of Cave Creek. 
FOOTHILLS ART ACADEMY – The Sonoran Arts League is pleased to partner with Education & Community Services, a division of Cave Creek Unified School District in bringing to the community art classes in a variety of mediums for grades 7 - 12 and above. For more information and to see course offerings, about the Foothills Art Academy, please visit us online at www.foothillsartacademy.com

HIDDEN IN THE HILLS - YOUTH ART STUDIO 1 – The signature event of the Sonoran Arts League "Hidden In The Hills Artist Studio Tour" is proud to offer registration for students to sell and display their artwork.  Please contact the League for more information on student participation.  480-575-6624. 

Click to register for HITH Studio 1

Call for Student Artists (open to grades 6-12)
Hidden in the Hills Youth Art at Studio 1
Savvy art collectors often like to find young, emerging artists and follow them as they develop their talent. There’s no better place to do this than at the Youth Art Studio 1 during the 23rd Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour & Sale taking place during the last two weekends of November (Nov. 22,23,24 and again Nov. 29, 30 Dec. 1)
The popular art tour features over 170 artists in 47 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. A great opportunity for Sonoran Arts League artists to help mentor students, develop their artistic talent, they teach them important business skills so they learn how to promote and sell their work.                  Students may participate in one day or all six days
The Hidden In The Hills - YOUTH ART TOUR @ STUDIO 1
This year’s the “Youth Art Tour” at Studio 1 will be held at the Sonoran Arts League’s new Center for the Arts,              7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Suites 143 and 144, at Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek. The beautiful new center will serve as the information headquarters for the popular art tour. Visitors can pick up artist directories, maps and inquire about other tour details prior to and during the tour.
The League’s new Center for the Arts is also the perfect place to start the tour, as some two dozen students will be demonstrating in the courtyard. Guests also will be able to view and purchase art from our student members.  The Youth Art Tour @ Studio 1 will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday for both weekends of the tour. 
Information Sessions and Student Mentoring
Join us for one or more of the following information sessions:
  • September 12 (Thursday) from 6-7pm
  • October 12 (Saturday) from 12-1pm
  • November 14 (Thursday) from 6-7pm
Location: Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts, 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd #144 (In Stagecoach Village)
For more information on the event, please contact Pat Bell-Demers, Executive Director of the Sonoran Arts League
480-575-6624          pat@sonoranartsleague.org            www.sonoranartsleague.org


Free Art Workshops and Camps
Learn to create. Explore ideas, techniques, and media with various subject matter. Workshops and Camps are open to grades 6-12.
One Saturday per month from
9am to 12pm
2019: September 21, October 12, November 2
2020: January 11, February 8, March 7, April 4, May 2
2020: Summer Camps, June
$30 Entry Fee is free for first 15
student (art supplies $4)


Extra Special Art- An adaptive art program 

Art is an important language to all of us; it lets us give a greater depth to our ability to communicate.  The creative process in making an art piece offers persons with disabilities the opportunity to further develop skills, interests, and competencies across their lives. People with disabilities deserve the opportunity to communicate and express themselves. 

The Sonoran Arts League offers ongoing studio-based classes staffed by practicing artists who provide support and assistance to the students. We have field trip classes for children and adults with disabilities. Programs can be tailored to fit individual and group needs upon request.  Class times and days are flexible.

Contact the League Office for more information or to schedule a class.  Call 480-575-6624 or email us at info@sonoranartsleague.org