NEWS Top ten Arts League to-dos in November


FOR RELEASE: Oct. 20, 2021

MEDIA CONTACTS: Cait Huble, executive director, 480-575-6624,


Top ten Arts League ‘to-dos’ in November

From art classes to gallery exhibits, the Sonoran Arts League offers a wide variety of events for all ages.

The 25th annual Hidden In The Hills Studio Tour is the League’s biggest event of the year, and showcases 191 fine artists in 45 studios from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19, 20 & 21 and Nov. 26, 27 & 28. Maps, info:

An exhibit of 53 artists participating in Hidden In The Hills is on display at the Desert Foothills Library Gallery, 38443 N Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331 through Jan 20, 2022. Seven Arts League member artists will give a special presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 4.

The annual Veteran Artists & Patriotic Art Show Oct. 27 through Nov. 17 is called “Creative Forces,” and includes artwork from active or retired veteran artists as well as patriotic artwork by Sonoran Arts League members at the League’s Center for the Arts gallery. Opening reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 5.

Veterans are also invited to take part in a monthly free art workshop on the second Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. Veterans and active-duty service members can work on any of their art for free; guests and spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12.

It’s a “Beading Bonanza!” workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Nov. 13 for students in grades three through eight where participants learn the basics of beading and make creations of their own design. Materials included are beading wire, crimp tubes, a clasp, and an assortment of beads, gemstones, and charms to create a work of art. This workshop is presented free to the community through the support of Kiwanis of Carefree.

An adult Mixed Media Paper Collage on canvas class taught by artist and League member Nancy Breiman will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Wed., Dec. 1. Create a paper collage painting on canvas with wrapping paper, tissue paper, a printer and a few inexpensive art materials and leave the workshop with a finished project. No artistic skills needed and all supplies are provided for $45 with a materials fee of $15 paid to the instructor.

A free pottery painting workshop for students in grades three through eight will be from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Dec. 11. Participants will select a bisque fired ceramic piece and use a variety of glazes and texture materials to paint their own pieces. Following the glazing workshop, the pieces will be kiln fired and available for pickup at the Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts the following week. This workshop is presented free to the community through the support of Kiwanis of Carefree.

Meet the Members Coffee is held monthly on the first Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m.  Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, where League members can network, share artistic ideas and learn more about the organization. All members are welcome, and coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided. Free.

The inaugural Winter Artisan Market of local art and gifts will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 3 and 4 at The Holland Center, 34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85266. The showcase features local artists and makers celebrating the arts and unique, handmade gift options. The Winter Artisan Market is a juried show that supports regional fine artists and the sale of their original creations.

The Sonoran Arts League is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), volunteer-based, arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists and art education with more than 600 members from across the country. The League’s mission is to “give to the 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.” Center for the Arts hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday, at 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd., Suite 144, Cave Creek, AZ. 85331.

For information about an event or to register for a class, visit, email or call 480-575-6624.