Favorite Summer Destinations in Phoenix - Shemer Art Classes

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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

Youth Workshops

Art Lectures

Gift Store


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!

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HomeSmart Elite Group
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Funny thing, just this morning I was considering signing up for an art class.  I can imagine the desert scenes around Phoenix would provide great landscapes.

Jul 31, 2019 05:09 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Steffy - it sounds as if you have an artistic muse looking for you to explore the many offerings at the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix.  Time to explore and be creative?  Here's your opportunity.  

Jul 31, 2019 05:48 PM #2
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat , learning a new art technique is always interesting. I am not an artist but when an art instructor guides me, I am surprised by the result usually. I was just reading about the design process of a resident artist at Taliesin - she was taking inspiration from a flower now in bloom here. Here is the link: 


Aug 03, 2019 04:52 PM #3
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Michael Jacobs , I agree, it's a wonderful opportunity. So many things to explore. 

Aug 03, 2019 04:55 PM #4
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