A favorite destination for summer leisurely activities that nurture creativity and imagination through art is the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix. The Art Center was named by the Culture Trip as one of Phoenix's 10 Best Kept Secrets.
It is on the Phoenix's Point of Pride List, together with 31 other locations.
Here is what we can expect when visiting The Shemer Art Center:
Art Exhibitions, especially of emerging artists;
Sculpture Garden - large scale outdoor sculptures, on loan by the artists
Adult Classes and Workshops
I often look through the emails about the workshops, and I feel like I would like to attend all the classes and workshops. They are fun and affordable, taught by professional teaching artists. Here is what I saw offered for the month of August this year - Introduction to Calligraphy, Hand-Painted Silk Scarves, Marbling and Collage on Rice Paper, Ceramics Zoomorphic Vessels, Fused Glass Mosaics, Ceramics Surface Design and so much more. If you click on the link, you will be able to see some of the artwork and class descriptions.
When I need to buy gifts I like to visit the Gift Store - I usually find unique items by local artists, which fit the occasion.
The Shemer Art Center has its name from its founder Martha Evvard Shemer, who purchased and donated the lot and the home, built in 1919, to the City of Phoenix. In 1984 it became open to the public - as a historic building place, and as a place providing Arts Education for the citizens of Phoenix.
Below is the information about location and hours of operation:
Shemer Arts Center & Museum
5005 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix Arizona 85018
Tuesday-Saturday | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday/Monday | Closed
This is my third post for July's Summer Fun Contest - Show off your town! Thanks for hosting it, Anna!