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Explore your Creative Side with Us!


If you are a visitor to this website only a portion of the pages are visible to the public, while the full spectrum of pages, classes, and events are accessible by membership only. So, why not join us?

Come explore your Creative side with us!

Please read our FAQ for valuable information.

Explore Your Creative Side with Us!

Art Explorers AZ is a dynamic, active, and dedicated group for Artists & Art Appreciators, and anyone interested in Art and Culture.

  • play, learn, relax in a variety of classes and workshops
  • socialize with like-minded friendly members at artist receptions, gallery openings, museum events, art festivals, art lectures, art walks, symphonies, concerts, plays, art films, poetry, private art gatherings, special art venues, historical homes and architectural masterpieces, and anything we deem “artsy”
  • Come meet us and begin new friendships, maybe even art collaborations
  • Travel with us on special art trips around Arizona, neighboring states, and Internationally for exceptional art experiences while creating lifetime memories
  • You’ll surely find something to interest you from our 20-30 diverse events per month across the Valley!
  • Most events are free while some have inherent costs.

Joining this website is by paid subscription of 1 year plan choices, and open to adults age 21 and over. Please compare plans in the FAQ section before you register.

We have a very friendly group of responsible members from all corners of the Metro-Phoenix area, and beyond, who delight in meeting new people and finding camaraderie in our gatherings, who are looking to network and collaborate with other artists, art collectors, and art appreciators, or simply discuss art techniques, philosophy, marketing, et al with someone of like mind.

We are proud to offer:

  • exclusive only Signature Events
    • catered lunch with a famous artist at their place, discussion, and tour
    • Art Movie Gathering in a private home to review and discuss an art film
    • Salon Learning Series where we learn various important subjects in a private home
    • custom international art tours
  • discounts to classes, workshops, and special tours
  • an artist gallery
  • artist resources/marketing training
  • Artist Readiness Program – learning the steps to become more successful with your art
  • exclusive juried art shows for only our private artist members
  • Art Explorers AZ membership in the Arizona Art Alliance
    • application into their juried art shows
  • Art Explorers AZ group membership in ArtLink
    • access to their shows and opportunities
  • community outreach projects
    • collaboration with Rosie’s House to create art from broken musical instruments for their fundraising
    • collaboration with Southwest Center for AIDS/HIV to fundraise via an exclusive juried Art Explorers AZ Art Extravaganza
  • first opt-in for shared events
  • and much more!

Read about some of our past events and check out What Others Are Saying about us.

So why not join us and become part of a great Community of Art Explorers?

NOTE: We have a free Meetup site that offers about 6 or so events per month. Most classes and workshops and common events may be posted, but know that costs for ticketed items are higher on the Meetup site because of the added Meetup credit card fees. Only artists of our private, paid membership group are eligible to enter juried shows of Arizona Art Alliance and ArtLInk.

Thanks so much for your interest.

Take a leap and come Explore Your Creative Side with Us, and enjoy the plentiful art and cultural events, and artist training with our amazing group.

Kaz, Organizer/Founder

We are a friendly group of members age 21-99,  single or married, from all corners of the Metro-Phoenix area, and beyond. We delight in meeting new people and finding camaraderie in our gatherings with those who are looking to network and collaborate with other artists, or simply discuss art techniques, philosophy, marketing, et al with someone of like mind.

Founded in February 2014 by Kaz to fill an important need in the Metro-Phoenix area, we have rapidly out-grown our humble Meetup website. Our vision has always included

  • working closely with artists to help them with marketing and resources to make their mark in the world
  • working with communities to bring art supplies and art to help bring back a sense of “community” into neighborhoods
  • helping reach disadvantaged adults and children by supplying them with tools and instruction, giving them an opportunity to create their dreams, or simply “have fun”
  • to employ artists in these and other projects
  • to use our art and skills to help fundraise for non-profits with noble and life-changing missions
  • to spread the word that anyone can be an artist – that it is not an inherited talent
  • that Art is a necessary element in human life that facilitates whole-brain learning, and fosters good-will among all races and cultures

Art Explorers AZ, Inc is a registered woman-owned and steered corporation operating with non-profit goals and ideals.  All officers and Board of Directors volunteer without pay so that all monies earned may be used for community art projects, art supplies,paying art instructors, art promotion, scholarships, host expenses, and other operating costs.

We welcome donations of supplies and money. We also have Advertising and Sponsor programs so that you get the recognition that you deserve. Please contact Kaz for more information.

AArt Explorers AZ is on a mission to spread the word <em>that art IS for everyone!</em> Whether you are an artist or an art lover, you are most welcome! Dive in as much or as little as you are comfortable with—from taking classes and workshops to learn or simply have some Fun, to meeting friendly members at social art and cultural events where many new friendships and lifetime memories are born.

“ Warm and friendly group. I felt very comfortable talking with everybody. I was very glad I went as part of the group because with them I did not feel alone. ”— Michael Logan on Dec 13, 2015

“ Great place to connect with other art and music enthusiasts ” – Sheryl Stiles on Dec 9, 2015.

“ Kaz–thank you for the down home hospitality 🙂 great group to get out and see things around town with . good company and conversation . keep it going 🙂 ” — steve magoo on Feb 21, 2015.

“ Kaz is the B.E.S.T. host. So knowledgable and lucky for us all the she puts forth the time and effort to host this meet up. ”— ES on Dec 12, 2015.

“ Hey Kaz, love all the unique things you offer us to do, I can’t make allot of them but, really enjoy the ones I can get to. Thanks for all your hard work doing this for us all to learn and appreciate! ” — Gari on Dec 15, 2015.

“ Great group, really enjoyed chatting with everyone, look forward to getting together again. Thanks Kaz for doing such a great job organizing this! ” — Christina on Dec 12, 2014.

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