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 We recognize that everyone’s situation and needs are different. Our program is not therapy or intended to replacement counseling. We encourage participants to engage in any form of therapy, counseling or upport that suits their needs. Partial funding provided by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture through appropriations from the Phoenix City Council and in part by the Arizona Art Alliance which receives support from the Arizona Department of Veteran Services and Arizona Commission of the Arts.


Veterans Art Class:
4th Saturday of each month* from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. In person. In recognition of the sacrifice made in service to our country, AAG offers a program to provide free art instruction for Veterans of US military service.
Email: to register.
*schedule is subject to change based on holidays. Please be sure to check the website for additional information.


Creative Distraction
Is a virtual art class meeting on the 4th Saturday of each month from 2:00-3:00 pm. This class is open to Veterans, healthcare workers or anyone experiencing loss, grief or isolation. Class descriptions and materials list are available on the AAG website. Classes are designed to be made with art supplies commonly found at home, such as pencils, paper, colored pencil, etc. However, if you need assistance with art supplies please reach out and we are happy to provide them for you.




Contact Tess to make arrangements:


Once you register, you will be emailed a link to access the class. Please be sure to save the link so you

can join in.


Tips for attending via Zoom:
 You can log in about 15 minutes before the class starts.
 If you encounter any login problems, text or call Tess at 928-300-7185 for assistance.
 Be sure to gather your materials in advance and have enough room so that you can work on your piece of art. AAG is here to assist email or call Tess 928-300-7185.


Creative Journey
The Creative Journey class is open to anyone who is experiencing loss, grief, or isolation. This class is also open to anyone working in healthcare. In person classes will be held from 3:00-5:00pm on the following dates: January 28, March 25, April 22, July 22, September 23 and October 28, 2023 Classes are designed to be expressive. No art skills are required. All materials are provided. This project is in partnership and funding from Your Art Your Story
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. AAG Community Service Project at Beatitudes.