2019 Events:

The Official Furry Friends Hug… Larry, Elsa & Steve The Bird

by Jules Gissler

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 | 8 am – 2 pm

The 2019 FURRY FRIENDS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL will take place at the non-profit Shemer Art Center for both animal AND art lovers! This fun, animal-themed arts festival is “purr-fect” for the ENTIRE family!  Highlights include paw readings and pet adoptions by the Arizona Humane Society!  Juried artists will showcase animal-themed paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and more. Business vendors, live music, entertainment, and food & beverage vendors such as Black Cat Coffee will make it a day to remember!  See you there!

For more information about the EVENT, click HERE!

To sign up as a BUSINESS VENDOR print and fill out our VENDOR CONFIRMATION FORM!

Furry Friends Vendor Fees

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3, 2019 | 10 am – 4 pm

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, 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!

Admission: FREE!

For more information click HERE!

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 | 6 – 10 pm

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.  Last year’s event honored Merrill Mahaffey.  This year’s event will once again take place on the lawn at the Shemer Art Center.  The evening will feature an art reception and dinner complete with a video presentation of our honoree!  Interior design firms from across the Valley participate in creating themed-centerpiece décor for the tables, and departing guests leave with a gift!

More information about table sponsorships and seating to be posted soon.  For information about our 2018 event, click HERE!


2020 Events:

TBD 2020

This multi-week event, held in the Spring every other year at the Shemer Art Center, will, in 2020, feature up to 12 artfully designed tiny home and garden structure plus various elements of living small in the Southwest, including artists featuring floral & botanical artwork, gardening and micro-brews.  Event activities will also feature demonstrating artists, workshops, live music, food and business vendors, kids activities and more!

For more details about our last event click HERE or call (602) 262-4727.

 Saturday, April 4, 2020

10 am – 4 pm

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us Saturday, April 4 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.

Admission: Art in the Garden – FREE!

Admission: Sparkling Tea Party – $TBD

All funds raised from this event will be used to support the Shemer Art Center’s Summer Camps, held for four weeks in June.  Proceeds will help underwrite the cost of scholarships, instructors and supplies.

For more information about this FREE event, click HERE!