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Saturday and Sunday, November 2 & 3, 2024 | 10 am – 4 pm

Make plans now to attend one of Arizona’s premiere and longest-running arts festivals!

Each year this two-day event kicks-off holiday shopping, Arizona style!

Initially established in 1988 as Sunday at Shemer, the Shemer Arizona Arts Festival is now our signature fundraising event!   This annual festival features over 40 Arizona artists selected from all across Arizona, a variety of art demonstrations, Arizona authors and illustrators, art organizations, local community businesses, a $5 interactive Art Zone with art activities for all ages, live music, food & beverage vendors and a silent auction.

The Shemer Arizona Arts Festival is one of four community events held at the non-profit Shemer Art Center each year to support and showcase its programming, exhibitions, gift shop and sculpture garden.  This event demonstrates the Shemer’s mission and dedication to showcase and support Arizona artists, which the Shemer has been doing since 1984!

For more details about this year’s event, click HERE!

To learn more about last year’s event click here.  To see photos of the event click here


Friday, November 15, 2024 | 5:30 – 10 p.m.

Each year the Shemer Art Center recognizes ONE Arizona artist who has achieved great success in his or her career and made an impact within the state.

In 2024 we will celebrate the ninth anniversary of this event with an exhibition and cocktail reception starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Shemer Art Center, followed by a dinner and program starting at 7 p.m.  This year’s honoree to be announced soon….  Previous honorees include Angela Tassoni, Jim Waid, Merrill Mahaffey, Bill Nebeker, Beth Ames Swartz, Mark Klett, Mayme Kratz and Ed Mell.





Saturday, February 22, 2025  |  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

On Saturday, February 24, 2024 we will hold our 8th FURRY FRIENDS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL!

Voted 2022 BEST ART FESTIVAL by the Phoenix New Times!

This fun, animal-themed arts festival is “purr-fect” for the ENTIRE family, sure to be a “dog-gone” fun day to remember!




 Saturday and Sunday, March or April Date TBD, 2025 | 10 am – 4 pm

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our 6th Annual ART IN THE GARDEN and SPARKLING TEA!

The ART IN THE GARDEN portion of our event will be held on the front lawn and sculpture area of the Shemer Art Center.  This fun, two-day event will feature a colorful display of garden-themed artist tents, showcasing the latest in floral, botanical, ceramic, wood and wearable art, created by a wide variety of artists from all over Arizona.  Plus there will be live music, food & beverage vendors, and a garden art raffle! Guests can also view our two exhibitions on display inside and visit our gift shop!

Our Sparkling Tea will be held on Saturday under a shade structure created of colorful umbrellas.  Live music and a menu of scones, finger sandwiches and petite pastries will be complemented by a short program, and of course, teas and a sparkling accompaniment.  An award will also be presented during the tea for the most artistic garden hat!

To be confirmed, a repeat of our new partnership with Phoenix Rotary 100 (  Its event, TAKE FLIGHT,  features  beautiful metal butterflies for sale, created by Arizona artists, that in 2024 culminated into a colorful buyer’s reception at the Shemer on Sunday, a portion of the proceeds from which will benefit the Shemer Art Center and youth art education.

To see images from our 2024 event click HERE!