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“Fall for the Arts” at Fountain Hills Artists Gallery November Reception


Thursday, November 19, 2015  5 p.m.
fall_high_res“Unique” ”Exceptional” “Delightful” “Extraordinary”

One word is just not enough to describe the depth of talent you experience in the Fountain Hills Artist Gallery. With 40+ artists in this juried cooperative, the ingenuity and talented use of colors, textures and styles is easily worthy of Santa Fe or Scottsdale placements.  Located in the heart of downtown Fountain Hills on the Avenue of the Fountains, each visit brings a sense of excitement and wonder as kaleidoscope of original pieces changes daily.  The monthly fine art reception features four individual artists who mingle, display and discuss a wide range of their work.

The November Featured Artists’ reception is “Fall for the Arts” and the participating artists will be going “fall out” to share their beautiful art pieces with you.  The reception will be held on Thursday, November 19th, at 5:00 p.m.
Nov featured artistsThe Falling Artists include Don Burrows, Watercolor & Mixed Media

Reiko Watanabe; fabric art, silk scarves

April Bower, copper Paintings and contemporary jewelry

Nancy Merrit; crocheted wire jewelry

Raffles will include individual offerings from each artist, raffled separately throughout the evening. You must be present to win. Special discounts will be offered for that evening only. Seasonal food, wine and cider will be served.

November 2015 Calendar Fun of Events for Fountain Hills: A Month of Fun!

 Farmers Market Patio deco Art on Ave; Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate

Art on the Avenue Each Thursday in Fountain Hills

Race, read, dance, play or just watch the Parade go by…November in Fountain Hills has something going on for all ages and interests.  Don’t miss a thing…Mark your calendar to experience the richness of our amazing Sonoran Lifestyle in Fountain Hills.

First…before we get to the fun events in November, be sure to get your tickets for events coming up in the coming season in Fountain Hills.

In Home Concert Series presented by the Fountain Hills Civic and Cultural Association is one of the most unique intimate music venues in the State of Arizona.  Small group gatherings with up-close access to jazz and classical music greats.   Tickets sell out early—call for more information: 480-837-0762.  http://www.fhcultural-civic.org/#!in-home-concerts/mdyw6

Christmas Carol, http://www.fhtaz.org, Sonoran Lifestyle Real EstateAt Fountain Hills Theater, tickets are now on salefor the Holiday Season, sure to be an early sell-out for Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (Dec 4-20) and A Christmas Carol, The Musical (Dec 4-20)  http://www.fhtaz.org

#2 Grand Canyon ReadersNovember 4:  Grand Canyon Readers Award
Fountain Hills Public Library; All School Age Children are invited.  Registration is required.  http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup

Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19:  Farmers Market and Art on the Avenue

Avenue of the Fountains; 11-5 p.m.   Artisan Court on East end of Avenue; Farmer’s Market on the West End

November 5:  Chamber of Commerce Special Community Event

TRANSFORM YOUR MEMORY!  Sean M. O’Neil is the President of Remember Media, LLC, and is regarded as one of America’s most entertaining speakers on the topic of developing an instant-recall memory.

No charge for Fountain Hills Chamber members; $25.00 non-members.  Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Building; 9:00 am – 10:30 am.  Registration required; 16837 E. Palisades Blvd;

Scott Hallock TiggersNovember 5:  Scott Hallack and the Tiggers

FH Teen Band Free Fall Concert; FH Branch Library;  Centennial Courtyard    6:30-7:30 p.m.

#5GeorgeSlider3-300x180 (1)November 6-22:  Sunday in the Park with George at FH Community Theater

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  http://www.fhtaz.org/sunday-in-the-park-with-george

November 6-7:  Semi-annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

Super Bargains on Books, CD’s and Periodicals to benefit Library programs and community projects.  Library Lobby; 12901 N. La Montana Drive.

November 7:  Front Porch Performances presented by Friends of the Library

Scott Hallock, Acoustic Guitar and vocals;  Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Country—Scott does it all with his own pleasing style!  Reading Lounge, 2-3 p.m., Fountain Hills Library Branch, 12901 N. La Montana Drive,

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Check out Docent Led Artwalks

November 7:  Get Your Art On

Fountain Hills has one of the largest and most dramatic public art collections in the southwest…more than 150 pieces, concentrated largely in Fountain Park and the Community Center/Library/Museum complex (Centennial Circle).  The pieces in the Centennial Center area have QR codes so you can do a self-tour via smart phone.  Docent-led walks are scheduled weekly during the winter months, and group tours are available by appointment.  Early Morning Art Walk Docent Tour – 9-10:30, Centennial Circle in front of Library/Museum.  Mid-Day Art Walk, Fountain Park – 11-12:30.  https://apm.activecommunities.com/townfh/Activity



November 7:  Free Birds… Movie in the Park

Twice each year, Fountain Hills Community Services hosts a Movie in the Park for the families of Fountain Hills. Past movies have included Racing Stripes, Shrek the Third, Over the Hedge, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  Fountain Park,  Time: 7 p.m.

CopperWyndProChallenge3November 7-15:  US Tennis Association Women’s Pro Challenge at Copperwynd Resort

Tickets on Sale NOW!  This USTA Women’s Pro Circuit event is one of the stepping stones to the WTA and the Grand Slam tournaments like the US Open.  Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate is a proud sponsor of the event and invite you to be our guest.  Copperwynd members attend most events for free; tickets for final tournament days are $10.00.  http://www.arizonachallenger.com/

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Fun for all ages at CopperWynd Women’s Tennis Challenge


Fastest serve competition, hit for prize court, games, prizes, snacks & refreshments. Kids will receive a gift/prize on the day from Wilson Racquet Sports!  Ages 4-10: Wednesday November 11th  4-5 p.m.;  Ages 11-16: Thursday November 12th 4-5 pm.  CopperWynd Resort & Club | 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive.  Complimentary for all kids ages 4-16 | Members and Non-members welcome

→ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQURIED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KIDS CARNIVAL- please print confirmation page and bring with you to Kid’s Day!  http://www.arizonachallenger.com/

Art Fair, people walkimg & fountain going offNovember 13-15:  Fall Festival of the Arts

500+ Artisans Celebrating the Fall Festival of the Arts, transforming Downtown Fountain Hills into one of the largest Fine Art markets in the Southwest. Food, entertainment, Beer Garden, Christmas Crafts and Fine Art.  Free to the public; Fountain Hills Artists Gallery has special display of art work inside and outside of the Gallery.  Avenue of the Fountains;   10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Blues Hall of Famer Leon J at Jazz in the Hills

November 15:  Coming to Jazz in the Hills – Fall Sunday Series

Join us to hear and see the evolution of American Music from the 1800’s to today featuring Blues Hall of Famer, Leon J and his Blues Roots series.  2-4 p.m. Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center.  http://jazzinthehills.org/wordpress/leon-j-roots-series/

November 19:  Special Docent-Led Art Walk in Fountain Park, 2-4 pm.  Special walk includes full tour of the public art in fountain Park, and a self-tour of the Art on the Avenue vendors, with 5 p.m. reception at the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery on the Avenue of the Fountains.

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Rieko Wantanabe, silk scarves at Fountain Hills Artist Gallery

November 19:  Fountain Hills Artist Gallery Featured Artist Reception  5-7 p.m.

Featured artists:  Nancy Merrit, Jewelry; Rieko Wantanabe, silk scarves; Don Burrows, Watercolors; April Bower, Jewelry and Copper wall art.  Raffle by Artists; refreshments served.  16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains   480.836.9919. http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com

November 19:  Fountain Hills Chamber Connect Monthly Breakfast

Legislative update, featuring Arizona District 23 Elected Officials:  Join us as State Senator Kavanagh, Representative Jay Lawrence and Representative Michelle Ugenti-Rita are featured.  Eagle Mountain Golf Club; 14915 Eagle Mtn. Pkwy.  7:00 to 8:15 a.m. Members and guests are welcome.   http://fountainhillschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/fh-connect-breakfast-11-19-2015-1173

#11Native American Heritage month Begaye Family Troup

Bee’Channa’ Hassin’ Dancers at Fountain Hills Library

November 21:  Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Bee’Channa’ Hassin’ Dancers

Jay Begaye and sons explain and perform brightly costumed Native American Dances.  Library Reading Lounge; 12901 N. La Montana Drive.  11 am to 12 pm…Don’t miss it!  Bee’Channan’Hassin Dancers

November 21:  Paper Shred-a-thon at the Fountain Hills Public Library

Residents of Fountain Hills, Rio Verde, Tonto Verde and Fort McDowell are invited to shred up to four file boxes of paper per person in this free paper shredding event funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. The shredding truck will be in the library’s parking lot at the corner of El Lago Blvd. and La Montana Dr. from 9 a.m. until noon or until the truck is full. All participants must remain with their documents until they are placed in the shredding containers.  Located at Library parking lot- 12901 N. La Montana Drive.   9:00 a.m.-12:00pm.  evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup



Turkey Trot 201525th Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day Race

3 Trots:  1 mile fitness run; 5 K and 5 mile runs; prizes awarded by age class.  Pre-register by November 20, 7a.m till 6p.m. Mon thru Thurs; Town Hall; 16705 E. Ave of the Fountains

2010 Parade-7931st annual Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving Day Parade

Starts at Saguaro and El Lago Blvd. to Palisades to La Montana and ends near Parkview.  This Year’s theme is “Rockin Rudolph”, with treats, music, floats, precision performance troops, and of course, lots of bands and music.  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. bring your own seating and line up on either curb of the streets.   http://fountainhillschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/thanksgiving-day-parade-495

November 1-30, Fountain Hills Activity Center  Classes

Continued monthly and located in the Community Center provides dozens of classes and recreational activities throughout the year.  Group sessions include many levels of fitness and exercise, games, bingo, trips, sports excursions and discussion and hobby groups. Classes in Spanish, Sign language, Calligraphy and a variety of health-related sessions are also available.  Membership is $20 per year.  http://www.fh.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1138

Also, don’t miss Town of Fountain Hills Recreation Programs

From CPR classes to Sign Language, Art, Team sports and more special interest topics.  Most Special Interest programs require prior registration, and some require modest fees. http://www.fh.az.gov/359/Recreation-Events

Fountain Hills Artist’s Gallery: A New Season of Art Receptions

Fountain Hills Artist’s Gallery

October’s Featured Artists Reception

Thursday, October 29, 2015  5-7 p.m.


Fitch_Serving_BowlFountain Hills outstanding Art Co-op, The Artist’s Gallery, is an amazing cache of talent.  Unlike some casual co-ops, where some pieces are “diamonds” and some are “stones,” this collection of artists, jewelers and sculptors are brilliant. Each contributor is carefully juried by his or her peers, and the care in the selection has produced a stunning array of regional talent.  The range of media, from many types of wearable art to classic pieces for home décor will delight, and the distinctive and affordable gift items bring loyal patrons back time and time again.

Rick Finch was one of the first artists to join the co-op, and his newest pieces celebrate his subtle mastery of color and texture in his pottery. The October wine and appetizer reception will also feature photographer Jon Jeffery, glass artist Abe Height, and the unique acrylic pieces of Jack Morris.

FH Artist Gallery EventThe Gallery features a different group of artisans each month, providing the opportunity to meet and chat with favorite artists. In a number of cases, collectors have used the opportunity to commission a special piece for their home or office.  As always, parking is free and convenient, and outdoor dining is just steps away on the Avenue or at Plaza Fountainside by Town Lake.

Bring a friend and come down to the Avenue for yet another event that celebrates the amazing cultural diversity in Fountain Hills.

16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains     480. 836.9919


Wounded Warrior Art Benefit at Fountain Hills Artist Gallery–THIS WEEK!

Help the Wounded Warrior Foundation

September 1-5, 2015—Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery

A few items donated for the Wounded Warrior Art Auction Benefit at Fountain Hills Artist Gallery

A few items donated for the Wounded Warrior Art Auction Benefit at Fountain Hills Artist Gallery

Twenty-one of the members of the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery have donated their art work to a silent auction (more than $4,000 in value) to benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation—and you can help too!

Stop in the Gallery between 10-5 p.m., Tuesday September 1, 2015 thru Saturday, September 5th.  In typical silent auction fashion, you can place a bid on anything from a hand-painted silk scarf to a custom-embellished bicycle helmet to jewelry, paintings, photographs, ceramics—in short, a wide assortment of the treasures found in the Gallery, graciously donated by the following artists:

Julia Patterson, Ruth Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Don Burrows, Reiko Watanabe, Dana Wildman, John H. Morris, Judi Yates, Chris Demma, Margarete Ripps, Jenny Willigrod, Arlon Sieve, Jon Jeffery, Kitty Hester, April Bower, Lynn Ballinger, Fran Saperstein, Michael D. Isenberg, Jane Nassano, Vickie Morrow, Terry Alexander

You may want to pop back in from time to time to see if your bid is still on top, and thank the artists who graciously gave to this wonderful foundation.  Please join the artists and fans of the Gallery for the reception announcing the winners.

Silent Auction:  10 a.m. Tuesday through 5 p.m. Saturday;

Winners will be announced at a Reception Saturday, September 5, 5-7 p.m.  (Need not be present to win)

Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery;   16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains      Call them at 480 836-9919 or check the website at www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com


Fountain HIlls Artist Gallery Hosts Featured Artist Reception

 “The Three Amigos” at the Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery in November.

FH Artists Gallery 2LightenThe Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery monthly Featured Artists’ reception will be held on Thursday, November 6, at 5:00 p.m. The theme for the November event is “Three Amigos” and features Jon Jeffery (photography), Jack Morris (mixed media), and Rick Fitch, (pottery).  These after hour special events are open to the public and appetizers and libations are available.

The Fountain Hills Artists Gallery is located at 16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains. For more information on the featured artists of the month of November or to learn about upcoming events, visits www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com

American Craft Week at the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery

October 3-12, 2014, Fountain Hills Artist’s Gallery; 16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ

artist kathryn gulerGet a chance to participate in American Craft Week, October 3-12, with many painters, sculptors, and jewelers! Fountain Hills Artist’s Gallery is ground zero to participate in demonstrations by various local artists.  Participate in interactive demonstrations each day throughout the week from 1-3 pm.  Join the artists as they demonstrate their skills, techniques, and knowledge. Witness first-hand what it takes to make these amazing pieces from scratch!

October 3- The gallery will feature Karen Holloway who will be designing a collage depicting the great Sonoran Desert. She will use pieces of natural plant material and handmade papers to create this masterpiece.

October 4- Nancy Haverkos will use her casting and molding skills to cast the face of Jay Schlum, realtor at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate and former Mayor of Fountain Hills.

October 5- Vickie Morrow will create a stunning and unique mosaic by using random objects and handmade tiles.

October 6- Join Pat Stacy as she attempts to paint a Quadruvium. Learn how she successfully uses acrylics to create a textured look and implements various designs and symbols into her artwork.

October 7- Watch as Terry Alexander demonstrates his skills in creating magnificent pieces of stained glass. Learn how he uses different colors and techniques that result in an amazing piece.

October 8- See how pottery is made as Rick Fitch demonstrates his skills and techniques for creating and sculpting beautiful pottery.

October 9- Join Nancy Merritt as she explains and designs incredible jewelry by incorporating natural stones and beads on a silver necklace.

October 10- Ever thought you could design spectacular pieces of metal with just a hammer? April Bower will show you how it’s done! Using only a hammer to bend and fold small sheets of metal, she will show how to create different types of art and jewelry.

October 11- Chris Demma will be using oil paints to create an amazing piece of art representing the southwestern landscape.

October 12- Watch as Barbara Frangas designs and creates spectacular ceramic pieces from the use of her clay painting.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience and watch first-hand as these wonders of art are created. Come see the artists at work and don’t forget to stop by one of the local cafes for lunch!

For more information, contact the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery at 480-836-9919 or visit their website at www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com

Winter Thaw Festival Continues at Fountain Hills Artists Gallery

FH Artists Gallery 2LightenYou are invited to join the team of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate as they host the third “Winter Thaw Festival” event on Thursday, March 13 at The Fountain Hills’ Artist Gallery from 5-7 pm.  The Winter Thaw Festival events are designed primarily for winter visitors as a way of meeting other “Snowbirds.”  The gallery is located at 16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268, just down the street from Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate.

The popular co-op gallery showcases creative pieces that have been brought to life by local artists, many of whom will be on hand to meet and greet guests. Cost of the event is free….Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, call Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate at 480-816-5557.