Desert Foothills Gallery hosts “Hidden in the Hills Showcase”

Reception on Oct. 22 and Artist Talk on Nov. 3

Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour, Hidden in the Hills, is just a month away, and Desert Foothills Gallery is giving the public a chance to preview some of the art that will be exhibited during the popular event.

The Hidden in the Hills Showcase features diverse, original pieces of fine art by 39 of the 174 Hidden in the Hills participating artists. A special artist reception will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, followed by an educational presentation from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 that will feature five juried artists.

The Desert Foothills Gallery is a permanent gallery located inside The Desert Foothills Library, at 38443 N. School House Rd. in Cave Creek. The gallery features artists of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League and the state of Arizona.
“Many people don’t realize that we exhibit art in a true gallery space,” says acclaimed painter Judy Bruce, chair of the Desert Foothills Gallery committee and a studio host during the tour.
“We change out the wall mounted exhibits several times a year, enabling the library to feature a continuous rotation of work by local juried artists.”

This year’s showcase was juried by Kathy Duley, a highly respected arts advocate who spent more than 25 years curating shows as a director for several fine art galleries.

“It’s a spectacular show, and our reception on Saturday provides a chance to meet the artists and view beautiful art, all while enjoying wine and refreshments,” Bruce says.
For more inspiration, the public is invited to an educational art talk and demonstration featuring five talented Hidden in the Hills artists on Thursday, Nov. 3.

The Hidden in the Hills Showcase will be on display at the Desert Foothills Gallery through January 11, 2023.
All art displayed in the gallery is for sale, with 20 percent of the sales benefitting the Desert Foothills Library and five percent going to the Sonoran Arts League.

This year’s 26th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour takes place during the last two weekends of November (Nov. 18-20 and Nov. 25-27). Coordinated by the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, the free, self-guided tour features 174 artists at 47 studios throughout Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale.
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