Community Outreach

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 replace counseling. We encourage participants to engage in any form of therapy, counseling or support 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 Classes meet on the 4th Saturday
of each month* from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm,
at Arizona Artists Guild.

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: Tess to register.
*schedule is subject to change based on holidays. Check the schedule for changes.

Creative Distraction Art Classes
meet 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. 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. Email Tess to make arrangements.

Classes are held via zoom.

Creative Journey classes are open to anyone who is experiencing loss, grief, isolation and/or working in healthcare.

In person at AAG from 9:00-Noon on the following dates:
July 20, 2024 Zentangle
September 14, 2024 Broken Bowls
November – combined class with the Veterans Art Class, 10am-2PM at AAG
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

Outreach Art Classes : Exhibitions


Your contribution will ensure we continue spreading positive, transformative change to members and non-members alike through our exhibitions, workshops and programs.