Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2022 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Each year the SHEMER ARIZONA ARTS FESTIVAL kicks-off two days of holiday shopping with more than 40 artists specially selected from all across Arizona showcasing one-of-a-kind works, plus hourly artist demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, food & beverage vendors, and a silent auction. The annual Shemer Arizona Arts Festival is a fun day for families, plus a great way to enjoy the amazing art of Arizona artists AND benefit the non-profit Shemer Art Center!


Click HERE to find out more about this year’s event, including the artists selected, plus our hourly art demonstrations, live music, $5 Kids Zone, and this year’s Food & Beverage vendors!

To volunteer at this year’s event click HERE for more details about open days and shifts!


Friday, November 18, 2022 | 6 p.m.

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

In 2022 we will honor MAYME KRATZ, represented for the past three decades by Lisa Sette Gallery


Mixed media artist Mayme Kratz’s work suspends found, natural objects in resin, creating formal designs that elude to the cosmos.  The seventh anniversary of this event will feature an exhibition of Mayme’s work, on display Nov. 2, 2022 – Jan. 5, 2023, and and cocktail reception on Friday, November 18, 2022 starting at 6 p.m. at the Shemer Art Center, followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m. The program will also possibly be broadcast for additional event attendees to enjoy virtually. The broadcast will include a personally narrated exhibition tour by Mayme. Previous honorees include Angela Tassoni, Jim Waid, Merrill Mahaffey, Bill Nebeker, Beth Ames Swartz and Mark Klett.

For more information about event sponsorships and tickets click HERE!


Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

If you are looking for unique gifts this holiday season, you’ll want to make plans to join us Saturday, December 3, for our 2022 Gift Shop Artist Showcase!

Not only will you find great holiday gifts, but you’ll also get to meet and talk with the artists who created them!

Mark your calendar and get a started, or finished, with your holiday shopping all in one day!



Saturday, February 25, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In February 2023 we will hold our seventh annual FURRY FRIENDS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL, for both animal AND art lovers!

This fun, animal-themed arts festival is “purr-fect” for the ENTIRE family!

Highlights will include juried artists who will showcase animal-themed drawings, photography, ceramics, and more. Paw readings and pet adoptions by MARICOPA ANIMAL CONTROL, business vendors like GEMS 4 PAWS, live music, entertainment, including dog carting parades and tricks, an animal art raffle, and food & beverage vendors will make it a “dog-gone” fun day to remember!

ADMISSION: $5 per person, $10 per family, Furry Friends are FREE!


Saturday and Sunday, April 1 & 2, 2023 | 10 am – 4 pm

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our fourth annual ART IN THE GARDEN & 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! 

From 1-3 p.m. we will hold our separate and ticketed SPARKLING TEA event, set under a shade structure created of colorful umbrellas on our back, garden patio.  Live music and a menu of scones, finger sandwiches and petite pastries will be complemented by a short program with guest speakers including Kathryn Petty, president of White Lion Tea, and of course, teas and a sparking accompaniment!  An award will also be presented during the tea for the most artistic garden hat!  Tickets for this event will be sold per person and tables of 6-10 people may be purchased in groups!