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As of May 2, 2023, we are excited to announce the kick-off of Phase Two of our Expansion & Legacy Campaign!

Since early 2020 we have been working to raise funds to add a new, educational building.  Now our plans call for a purpose-built, state-of-the-art structure specifically designed and placed next to our current building, which will allow us to expand our highly desired offerings and legacy in Arizona.

A new building will provide the Shemer Art Center with:

Additional space for more visual art classes, workshops and lectures for adults;
More classrooms for a second set of Summer Camps, currently reaching over 100 children each June ages 6–13;
More space for added After-School and Saturday Art Club classes for children ages 8-14, from public and Title I schools;
Additional rooms for art classes for teens, ages 12-18;
More storage space, office space and restrooms; and
The opportunity to hire more instructors, and support and showcase additional Arizona artists!

Our goal is to increase our capacity!

The board of directors and staff view the construction of this building as an exciting opportunity for the Shemer Art Center to better meet the demand for art educational offerings and potentially double our impact within the community and state!  If every year we can double our current impact and serve over 2,000 students (children and adults ages 6-96), imagine that in 10 years we will have impacted the lives of more than 20,000 children and adults in our community!  With activities and events then bringing in over 20,000 visitors each year, that means in 10 years we will have had the opportunity to reach nearly 200,000 people!

To make this possible we will continue our $2.5M Expansion & Legacy Campaign.  This campaign will allow us to pursue the construction of a new building, upgrade our current building and improve our landscaping, with an extended lawn and defined hardscape areas for events.  Plus, we can increase the number of outdoor sculptures, which will showcase even more Arizona artists!  To be successful we will need to find more companies and individual donors who are interested in showing their support of the arts, giving back to the community, and helping us continue the legacy of this Arcadia neighborhood gem.

We believe art has the power to engage, challenge,
inspire and transform individuals and communities!

If you agree and are interested in learning more about how you might be able to support the expansion of the Shemer Art Center, let us know!  We appreciate your consideration.  Together we can make a difference!


To donate please call the Shemer Art Center at 602-262-4727 or submit a pledge form.