2018 Events:




             Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 8 am – 4 pm

The 2018 FURRY FRIENDS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL will once again take place at the non-profit Shemer Art Center for both animal AND art lovers! This fun, animal-themed arts festival is “purrfect” for the ENTIRE family!  Highlights include animal readings and performances, as well as pet adoptions by the Arizona Humane Society and Woofs, Wiggles & Wags!  Artists (including a celebrity to be announced soon!) will showcase animal-themed paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics and more. Live music, business sponsors , entertainment, and food & beverages from Black Cat Coffee and Short Leash Hot Dogs will make it a day to remember!

More information AND A CALL TO ARTISTS (for animal-themed works) to follow….


Saturday AND Sunday, Nov. 3-4, 2018 | 10 am – 4 pm

Each year this two-day event (formerly Sunday @ Shemer) 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 glass, blacksmith or pottery gifts!  There will be children’s art activities in an interactive $5 Kids Zone, live music, food & beverage vendors, and a silent auction!   The Shemer Arizona Arts Festival is a fun, family way to enjoy the art of Arizona AND benefit the non-profit Shemer Art Center!

For more information click HERE!


Shemer AZ Art Festival.2018 prospectus


Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 | 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.  Next year’s event will once again honor an Arizona artist, to be announced soon, and willl take place again on the lawn at the Shemer Art Center.  The evening will feature an art reception and silent auction, a dinner complete with a video presentation and interview with our honoree!  Interior design firms from across the Valley participate in providing the décor for the tables, and departing guests all leave with a gift!

For more information about table sponsorships and seating click HERE!


DATES:  TBD (Feb/Mar 2018)

This four-week event will feature up to 12 tiny home and garden structure plus various elements of living small in the Southwest, including micro-gardening, micro-art and micro-brews.  Themed weekend activities will also feature demonstrating artists, workshops, live music, food and business vendors, kids activities and more!

For more details click HERE or call (602) 262-4727.