About Sonoran Arts League

To give to our communities by promoting art, artists and art education.

To be the premier arts organization.

The Sonoran Arts League is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer-based, arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists, and art education. The League began in 1974 as an informal gathering of local artists who put on art shows under the Tamarisk groves in Cave Creek, Arizona. Today, our organization has grown to over 500 members.

The Sonoran Arts League’s Gallery and Office is located in a beautiful space on Easy Street in Carefree, where juried art exhibitions are presented bi-monthly. Featuring the finest work by renowned and emerging Arizona artists, we are excited to be a part of the Arts Destination that is Carefree. New exhibition receptions occur on the third Thursday of the month, in conjunction with Carefree’s Third Thursday Art Walk.

The organization offers high quality art activities, education and programs for a broad spectrum of constituents. Notable programs impacting target groups include: Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour, our signature event that offers opportunity for the public to learn about artists’ techniques from 150+ artists at over 40 Host Studio venues; Empty Bowls Project, benefiting the Foothills Food Bank in support of World Hunger Day & the Sonoran Arts League; scholarships for graduating high school Seniors and summer scholarships for youth arts camps; art events, mentoring and workshops for the youth; Art in Public Places, bringing free art events and exhibits to the general public (in partnership with local towns and municipalities); Veteran Art Program, free art classes and exhibits for military veterans; and art classes and workshops for community members.

The Sonoran Arts League facilitates art events, festivals, exhibitions, shows, group activities and art experiences, including free veteran & youth art classes.

Sonoran Arts League
Ralph Deuschle Arts Learning Center

Sonoran Arts League Studio

The Sonoran Arts League Studio is home to a workshop space, open studio, art events, youth and veteran programs, as well as the Headquarters for the annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour. A community experience and destination for enhancing lives and futures through art located in Cave Creek, Arizona.

Join a workshop or an open studio and experience an opportunity to create art and learn a new skill. Come celebrate and support the power of art to enrich life, increase awareness, build community and add valuable skills.

Join us and “Be A Part of the Arts.”

We provide classes for youth and adults, workshops, and arts summer camp taught by Sonoran Arts League members. The Sonoran Arts League Studio is located in Stagecoach Village, Suite 144, in Cave Creek. The Studio phone number is 480-488-2307.

Our current classes can be found on the events calendar and includes a course description, class fee and the registration form. Join us to celebrate and support the power of arts to enrich life, increase awareness and add valuable skills. We hope to see you in a class soon!

Sonoran Arts League Learning Center
volunteer at Empty Bowls workshop


Our Volunteers actively participate in community outreach programs, youth mentoring and art education, as well as free veteran art programs and extra special art programs. The League produces several events, such as the annual Hidden in The Hills Artist Studio Tour, Sonoran Small Works Art Show, Sonoran Festival of Art, April for the Arts, Holiday Artisan Market, and also partners with the Foothills Food Bank on the annual Empty Bowls Project.

Become a Sonoran Arts League volunteer and “Be A Part of the Arts.”