Art Galleries and Events

Do you love to browse the artistry of hundreds of artists? Fountain Hills provides a wonderful variety of artwork, from classic to contemporary and everything in between. Below is a listing of three of its art galleries and its two famous festivals. Come and enjoy some of the most beautiful artwork of the Southwest right in Fountain Hills!

Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery is owned and operated by an artist’s collective, comprised of about 40 artists. The variety of the art reveals a broad spectrum of mediums. Some of the artists featured at Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery are Terry Alexander who works with stained glass, while Steve Failows creates gorgeous custom kaleidoscopes that range from those orchestrated in natural stone to those made of fossil or burl. During the winter, this gallery is open seven days a week and is open Tuesday through Thursday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

With 42 artists showcasing every kind of artistry, the Emerson Art Gallery is a comprehensive gallery to visit. A friendly and informative staff assists guests and also hosts regular events. Emerson Art School offers classes and workshops taught by local artists and artisans. Many of the instructors have artwork featured at Emerson Art Gallery. Regular classes include painting, sculpture and cake decorating. Other classes scheduled include watercolor, photography, drawing and other crafts.

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Want a finished piece ready to hang on your wall? Hang Ups Custom Frame Shop and Art Gallery is the place to visit. In addition to being a fine art gallery, it is a customer design studio and also carries photos and poster prints. No matter your favorite style of art, Hang Ups will custom frame your piece to compliment any room in your home or business.

Fountain Hills has two art-related special events-the Festival of Arts and Crafts and the Great Fair. Every February, hundreds of artists gather from around the country for the Festival of Arts and Crafts. This festival is where you can peruse thousands of arts and crafts, such as paintings, metalworking, stained glass and more. There is admission fee for the festival, and parking is free as well.

The other festival is the Great Fair, which takes place in November. There are approximately 5,000 artists and over 200,000 people who attend to look at all the great works. There is no admission fee for this fair, either, and parking is free. Besides the art, there are many food vendors and live music. To learn about these galleries and special events, go to www.fountainhills.com.