Printer Friendly Version

Sonoran Arts League moving to Stagecoach Village


CAVE CREEK – The Sonoran Arts League is moving to Stagecoach Village, a decision the non-profit’s board says is prompted by the need for more space.

“This is a turning point for the League and our members,” said Pat Bell-Demers, Sonoran Arts League executive director. “This new space will allow us to consolidate resources into one location and permanently house programs, offices, classrooms, meetings, events, and public art spaces. It’s right in line with our mission, and we’re looking forward to enhancing collaborations with community partners and supporting tourism through unique public art events.”

The League’s new space will be located at 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Suites 143 and 144, in Cave Creek, on the east side of Stagecoach Village.

The League’s history dates back to 1975, when a small group of talented artists created the Cave Creek Crafts Council, which morphed into the Cave Creek Arts Council and then grew to be the non-profit Sonoran Arts League. Twenty years ago, when the League started its first Hidden in the Hills artist studio tour, membership was hovering around 75 artists. Today, the League has more than 650 members who actively participate in community outreach programs, including mentoring programs, workshops, seminars, fundraisers, and other activities, such as the Empty Bowls Project, the signature Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour & Sale, the Sonoran Small Works Show, free veteran art programs, and the ARTREACH Community Studio.

The League’s Gallery at el Pedregal, on the second floor of el Pedregal in north Scottsdale.

“We will continue to have our Pop-Up Wednesday events and other art exhibitions in the gallery, and we’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with the Boulders Resort,” Bell-Demers said.

For more information, call (480) 575-6624, or visit