Casa Grande Aglow with Opportunities for Increased Arts and Humanities Development

by Staff Reports As a community grows, the attention is focused on needs — health, public safety and infrastructure. But as civic maturity develops, a community longs for culture and beauty, realizing the value of tradition while growing a sense of identity and pride in one’s hometown. “What attracts people most, it would appear, is … Read More…

CAC Visual and Performing Arts Offers a Variety of Opportunities

by Angela Askey, Executive Director, Public Relations and Marketing, Central Arizona College The Central Arizona College Visual and Performing Arts division offers a variety of certificate and degree options, as well as performances that are enjoyed by hundreds of community members each year.  The CAC Music Department is excited to debut a new two-year Associate’s … Read More…

ARTIFACT FINE ART

Leah Kiser is an oil painter specializing in the meticulous rendering of anthropomorphized creatures. She carefully balances colorful humor and whimsy with realism and the rich organic colors and textures of nature. See more at www.artifactfa.com

Casa Grande Art Association

by Leah Kiser, President, Casa Grande Art Association There is a spectacular new art exhibit at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport, thanks to the Casa Grande Art Association (CGAA) and the Museum of Casa Grande! The exhibit is titled “PLANE AIR.” Local artists submitted exciting new work in a variety of media within the theme … Read More…

Casa Grande Art Museum

by Leah Kiser, President, Casa Grande Art Association The Casa Grande Art Association has also been busy sprucing up the exterior of the Casa Grande Art Museum! Funded almost entirely with donations, and built with the muscle of many energetic volunteers and partner organizations these projects exemplify the generosity, hard work, and talent of Casa … Read More…

Casa Grande, Arizona: Cultural Enrichment In Public Places Builds Communities

by Craig H. McFarland, Mayor, City of Casa Grande The Casa Grande City Council embraces the responsibility for expanding experiences with performing and visual arts in public places and providing diverse forms of cultural enrichment. Art in public places enables people in all societies to better understand their communities. In 2017, the Arizona Commission on … Read More…

CG Mosaic Festival: November 3, 2019

The CG Mosaic Festival celebrates cultural diversity and local talent in our community through a shared love of the visual and performing arts. Join us on November 3, 2019 for live music and special exhibitions at the Casa Grande Art Museum and Blackbox Foundation as well as Community Theatre at The Woman’s Club and The … Read More…

Casa Grande Urban Sketchers: ‘We Sketch What We See’

by Ellen Koehn, Founder, Casa Grande Urban Sketchers Group Going with the old adage, “Build it and they will come,” Casa Grande Urban Sketchers put a meeting notice in the local newspaper and on internet chat group sites for its first meeting time and place. That was in late October 2018.  Soon our growing membership … Read More…

Maricopa, Arizona: Cultivating a Strong Art Scene

by Adam Wolfe, Public Information Officer, Department of Administrative Services As cities grow, residents seek out areas to gather and be social. These can include shopping centers, restaurants and parks. But one thing all of these areas have in common is some sort of art display. From local art exhibits to displays at City Hall, … Read More…

Art & Hope … A Vision of Success

by Donna McBride, Pinal County Juvenile Court Program Administrator II Kids at Hope started in 1993 when a group of professionals in the youth development field expressed concern with people over-using the term “youth at risk.” They felt it stereotyped an entire generation and degraded their ability to succeed. The term “Kids at Hope” created … Read More…