Events

2022 EVENTS

Saturday, February 26, 2022 | 8 am – 2 pm

We are pleased to announce the move to February of our annual FURRY FRIENDS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL, to be held 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 by Maricopa County Animal Care & Control, business vendors, live music, entertainment, an animal art raffle, and food & beverage vendor BLACK CAT Coffee House will make it a day to remember!

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


Saturday, April 9, 2022 | 10 am – 4 pm

Mark your calendars and plan to join us SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 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 to follow!


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!

ADMISSION: FREE!

More details to follow!


Friday, November TBD, 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. 

The 2021 honoree is Mark Klett, an award-winning photographer based in Tempe, AZ. During his 40-year career Klett has redefined the art of landscape photography. Using large format film cameras, and more recently a high-end digital camera system that includes multiple camera bodies and an interchangeable digital back, Klett shoots in both color and black and white, and his images link geography, history and the mythology of the American West. His work has been presented in many solo and group exhibitions at national and international venues. He has authored 18 books and his work is held in more than 80 museum collections worldwide. He is a Regents Professor at Arizona State University (ASU), a position he has held since 2001. He has been at ASU since 1982.

In 2022 we will celebrate the seventh anniversary of this event with an exhibition and cocktail reception starting at 6 p.m. at the Shemer Art Center, followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m. The program will possibly be broadcast for additional event attendees to enjoy virtually. The broadcast will include a personally narrated exhibition tour. Previous honorees include Angela Tassoni, Jim Waid, Merrill Mahaffey, Bill Nebeker, Beth Ames Swartz and Mark Klett.

For more information about the 2021 event 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 November 27 for our 2021 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!