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Saturday, February 24, 2024  |  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 23-24, 2024 | 10 am – 4 pm

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our fourth 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, all-day event will feature a colorful display of garden-themed artist tents, full of a wide variety of artists from all over Arizona showcasing the latest in florals, botanicals, ceramics, wood and wearable art.  Plus there will be hourly art & garden demonstrations, live music, food & beverage vendors, and a garden art raffle! Guests can also view our two exhibitions currently on display inside and visit our gift shop!


Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2023 | 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 17, 2023 | 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.

This year the Shemer Art Center is pleased to honor the career of Arizona artist Ed Mell.

An exhibition of his work, including some never-seen-before works of art, will be on display November 1, 2023 through January 4, 2024, and a dinner gala with Honorary Chair Bob Boze Bell and entertainment by The Dusty Ramblers will be held at the Shemer Art Center Friday, November 17, from 5:30  – 10 p.m.