Events

2021 EVENTS

September 25, 2021 | 8 am – 2 pm

We are pleased to announce the return of the FURRY FRIENDS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL, to be held this Fall for both animal AND art lovers! This fun, animal-themed arts festival is “purr-fect” for the ENTIRE family! Highlights include over 20 juried artists who will showcase animal-themed, drawings, photography, ceramics, and more. Paw readings and pet adoptions, business vendors, live music, entertainment, a raffle, and hopefully food & beverage vendors like BLACK CAT Coffee and some HOT DOGS will make it a day to remember!

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


October 9, 2021 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Typically held as part of our annual Art in the Garden event, this year, thanks to COVID, we are hosting our ticketed Sparkling Tea separately, in October!

A shade structure created of colorful umbrellas will set the tone for this afternoon tea, to be held 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!

Reservation details to follow… or you can call to sign up. $50 per person. 602-262-4727.


November 6 & 7, 2021 | 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 artist demonstrations and interactive opportunities to create your own gifts!  This year there will be children’s art activities in an interactive $5 Kids Zone, live music, hopefully food & beverage vendors, and a silent auction!   The annual Shemer Arizona Arts Festival is a fun, family way to enjoy the amazing art of Arizona artists AND benefit the non-profit Shemer Art Center!


November 19, 2021 | 6 p.m.

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

This year’s honoree is still under consideration… to be announced soon! 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 Angela Tassoni, Jim Waid, Merrill Mahaffey and Bill Nebeker were also part of this special anniversary broadcast.

For more information about the event held in 2020, click HERE!


April (TBD), 2022 | 10 am – 4 pm

Mark your calendars and plan to join us SATURDAY, APRIL (TBD), 2022, for our third annual ART IN THE GARDEN & SPARKLING TEA, to be held on the front lawn and back patio of the Shemer Art Center.  This fun, all-day event will feature a colorful display of garden-themed artist tents, showcasing the latest in florals, botanicals, ceramics, wood and wearable art created by a wide variety of Arizona artists, as well as live music and a garden art raffle! Guests can also visit our current exhibition and our gift shop!

From 1-3 p.m. a shade structure created of colorful umbrellas will set the tone for the afternoon tea, to be held 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!

More details, including a date, to follow!