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 1975 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 750 members from around the United States and Canada. 

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 199 artists at 47 Host Studio venues; Empty Bowls big heARTs 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.

Our Service Enterprise Vision

To create a team of diverse and empowered volunteers through effective  leadership and engagement of members and community partners to advance the Sonoran Arts League’s mission and supports a culture of creativity.


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 and Sale, 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.  

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Center for the Arts

Discover the best creative resource in town. Stop by the Sonoran Arts League’s CENTER FOR THE ARTS at Stagecoach Village, home to a gallery, gift shop, workshop space, open studio, art events, youth and veteran programs, as well as the new Head Quarters for 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. The center also facilitates art events, festivals, exhibitions, shows, group activities and art experiences, and free veteran & youth art classes. Join us at the center and Be A Part of the Arts.  

Arts Learning Studio

We provide classes for youth and adults, workshops, and arts summer camp taught by Sonoran Arts League members. The Arts Learning Studio, at Stagecoach Village, is in Suite 164.

Our current classes can be found on the events page of our website 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!

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