Events

2021 EVENTS

April 10, 2021 | 10 am – 4 pm

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us Saturday, April 10 for the annual Art in the Garden event, to be held at the Shemer Art Center.  This fun, mid-morning and afternoon event will feature a colorful display of garden-themed artist tents, showcasing the latest in florals, botanicals, ceramics, wood and wearable art, as well as live music, a variety of art and garden demonstrations, food and beverages, and a silent auction, followed by a ticketed, Sparkling Tea on our back, garden patio from 1 – 3 p.m.

Admission: Art in the Garden – FREE!

Admission: Sparkling Tea Party – $50/person, $500 for a table of 10


Sparkling Tea Admission Tickets



For more information about this FREE event, click HERE!


September 25, 2021 | 8 am – 2 pm

The 2021 FURRY FRIENDS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL has been postponed to this Fall for both animal AND art lovers! This fun, animal-themed arts festival is “purr-fect” for the ENTIRE family! Highlights include juried artists who will showcase animal-themed, drawings, photography, ceramics, and more. Paw readings and pet adoptions, business vendors, live music, entertainment, and food & beverage vendors will make it a day to remember!

Admission: $5 per person, $10 per family. Furry Friends are Free!


November 6 & 7, 2021 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Each year this two-day event kicks-off holiday shopping with more than 40 artists specially selected from all across Arizona showcasing one-of-a-kind works, plus artist demonstrations and interactive opportunities to create your own gifts!  There will be children’s art activities in an interactive $5 Kids Zone, live music, food & beverage vendors such as Chef Wade’s Mac ‘N Cheese and Eur Haus, and a silent auction!   The annual Shemer Arizona Arts Festival is a fun, family way to enjoy the art of Arizona AND benefit the non-profit Shemer Art Center!


TBD, November 2021 | 6 p.m.

SHEMER HONORS is an annual dinner gala, designed after the Kennedy Honors program, that each year recognizes an Arizona artist who has achieved great success in his or her career and given back to the Arizona community. 

The Fifth Anniversary of this event was held virtually November 13, 2020 honoring Beth Ames Swartz. It included a personally narrated tour of her exhibition at the Shemer Art Center, plus a look at her journey and successes over her nearly 60-year career! Previous honorees recognized Angela Tassoni, Jim Waid, Merrill Mahaffey and Bill Nebeker were also part of this special evening broadcast.

For more information about the 2020 event, click HERE!