Since its inception in 1928, Arizona Artists Guild has promoted the arts through education, exhibition and outreach.
Community outreach is the cornerstone of the Arizona Artists Guild’s activities, and is the main focus of our organization. We recognize the impact that art has on people’s lives and it’s potential for facilitating healing, which is immeasurable. AAG recognizes the value of the arts in how it enriches lives. Guild members and Outreach Program participants alike relate stories about how their lives were changed through their own exposure to Fine Art, be it at an early age or later in life when they could pursue a life long urge that had been repressed due to family and career obligations.
Tuition-Free Monthly Art Classes
AAG provides tuition-free monthly art classes to underserved segments of our community who find an improved quality of life through making art. To follow are descriptions of each program. If you are interested in participating either as volunteer or participant, please email info@ArizonaArtistsGuild.net.
Veterans Art Outreach Program: In recognition of the sacrifice made in service to our country, AAG has created a program to provide free art instruction for Veterans of US military service. This program meets on the fourth Saturday of the month to instruct and inspire. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Veteran’s Art Outreach Program
The Mosaics: are groups of non-English speaking elderly immigrants, who are isolated due to age and language. Newer to the area and facing the challenges associated with creating new friends and building community. Art becomes the common language and is often the only language spoken.
The Girls: AAG hosts art instruction to a group of young women who have endured sexual abuse and in some instances, trafficking. Due to the ages of the participants and the nature of the group, we do not publish details about this group. For more information, please contact our administration, info@ArizonaArtistsGuild.net
Perennial Picassos: Arizona Artists Guild offers tuition-free art classes to care-receivers and their family caregivers. This program is designed specifically for older adults who have lost their independence due to illness or circumstance and rely on others for most of their activities of daily living.
Our Perennial Picassos will receive the benefits of expression, social interaction with others, and the enjoyment of quality time engaged in a creative activity. Each group works under the guidance of separate facilitators so that they can meet and share with people in similar situations. Perennial Picassos
Since 1993, AAG has provided financial aid to Arizona’s college level fine-art students. These scholarships offer invaluable validation, financial support, and creative encouragement. In addition to the scholarship funds, AAG has partnered with Shemer Art Center and Museum to host an exhibit of scholarship recipients’ work. This is a significant opportunity for art students to have work shown at the prestigious museum. Both organizations have a long history with the Arts in Arizona. AAG Scholarship Program
Visions of Possibilities Exhibitions
An art exhibition in partnership with The Beatitudes Assisted Living Community, a senior care facility in central Phoenix. Juried Members of AAG are invited to a one or two-person three-month-long exhibit. Rotating quarterly, residents of the Beatitudes and their families enjoy the changing exhibitions and the opportunity to enjoy art when often they cannot get out to experience it at museums or galleries. Visions of Possibilities Fine Arts Exhibition AAG Community Service Project at Beatitudes