Events

2020 Events:


Friday, November 13, 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT | 6 – 7 pm

To be featured on the
Shemer Art Center YouTube Channel

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. 

The Fifth Anniversary of this event will be celebrated virtually, and include a personally narrated tour of Beth Ames Swartz’s exhibition at the Shemer Art Center, plus a look at her journey and successes over her nearly 60-year career! Previous honorees recognized in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (Angela Tassoni, Jim Waid, Merrill Mahaffey and Bill Nebeker) will also be part of this special evening broadcast.

For more information about or to purchase tickets for the 2020 event, click HERE!


2021 Events:

Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 8 am – 4 pm

The 2021 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 juried artists who will showcase animal-themed, drawings, photography, ceramics, and more. Paw readings and pet adoptions, business vendors, live music, entertainment, and food & beverage vendors will make it a day to remember!

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


April 10, 2021 | 10 am – 4 pm

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us Saturday, April 10 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 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Admission: Art in the Garden – FREE!

Admission: Sparkling Tea Party – $50/person, $500 for a table of 10


Sparkling Tea Admission Tickets



For more information about this FREE event, click HERE!


November 6 & 7, 2021 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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 such as Chef Wade’s Mac ‘N Cheese and Eur Haus, 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!