2019 Events:

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.  This year’s event will recognize Bill Nebeker, a Prescott-based Western bronze sculpture artist, and his artistic journey over the past 50 years in Arizona.

The evening, which will once again take place on the lawn at the Shemer Art Center, will feature an art reception and beautiful dinner, complete with a video presentation and program with our honoree and special guest Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s official state historian!  Interior design firms from across the Valley participate in creating themed-centerpiece décor for the tables, and departing guests leave with a one-of-a-kind gift!

For more information about this year’s event, table sponsorships and individual seating, click HERE!

2020 Events:


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!

Saturday, TBD 2020 | 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 juried artists who will showcase animal-themed paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and more. Paw readings and pet adoptions by the Arizona Humane Society, business vendors, live music, entertainment, and food & beverage vendors such as Black Cat Coffee & Mein Man Chinese food will make it a day to remember!

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

Saturday & Sunday, November 7 & 8, 2020

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!

Admission: FREE!