Art can transform lives

By Shea Stanfield

It has been said that, “Art can transform lives. It gives us power to question, to confront, to explore and to challenge how we think about the world.” 

Charlene Beil – Rainbow Flowering

The 9th Annual Tour d’ Artistes Studio Tour and Sale in Fountain Hills, March 6, 7, 8,  is the perfect opportunity to explore your options for the arts in your life.

Judith Rothenstein

The beautiful thing about this tour is its manageability of size and variety. With 13 studios and galleries featuring more than 60 artists, you will be sure to find that perfect piece to gift yourself, a family member or a friend. The event is a free, self-guided tour providing you with an opportunity to interact with local artists, watch them in the process of creation, ask questions and perhaps pick up new inspiration for what can be done to add pizzazz to your life. Regardless of your preferences, this tour has something for you – painting, mixed media, glass, metal sculpture, digital photography, fiber art and jewelry. You’re sure to find a piece to make a personal statement about your artistic sensibility.

Judith Rothenstein – Desert Spirit Bloom

If you visit all the studios and galleries, you will be eligible to win one of two gift certificates – one worth $150 – toward the purchase of a piece of at and the other a $100 gift certificate to be used at a local Fountain Hills restaurant.

For a list of participating artists and a tour map visit or visit one of the studios upon your arrival in Fountain Hills. Pick up a map at any of the open studios.

For questions or more information, contact Judith Rothenstein-Putzer at (480) 836-0952 or Justine Mantor-Waldie is also available at (480) 837-2681 or