SEE ARTISTS AT WORK DURING SPRING STUDIO TOUR

Save the date for the Casa Grande Art Association Spring Studio Tour Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It’s a unique art viewing experience inviting the public into the homes and studios of working artists throughout the City of Casa Grande.

Each studio location includes a market place with additional regional fine artists showing and selling their artwork.

The Studio Tour is a novel way to explore the city as the map weaves you in and around historic downtown and interesting residential areas. Brochures with maps will be available at each location, or you can go to casagrandeartassociation.org for more information and to print your map and brochure.

The event is free, and many of the studios provide refreshments for visitors, so why not check it out? On March 2, look for signs around town with the colorful Casa Grande Art Association logo directing traffic to each studio, and you will be astonished by the talent and creativity in our community.

The CGAA advocates for all forms of fine art in the Casa Grande area. Members include amateur and professional artists as well as non-artists with a passion for art. Over the years, it has grown into an active organization that hosts events and activities. The fun and inclusive group enjoys educational speakers, pot lucks and outings to museums and art events. It also provides opportunities to volunteer with others who support the arts in Casa Grande.

CGAA is a great organization to meet like-minded people sharing common interests and working together to make creative things happen in Casa Grande. The group meets at the Art Museum, 319 W. Third St. on the second Monday of each month September through May. Members also host a weekly life-drawing group year round and an Urban Sketchers group that meets weekly.

Find out how to attend meetings or drawing groups on the website: casagrandeartassociation.org where you can also learn more about the wonderful things the group does for the community. In particular, you may enjoy reading about their committees, focus and passion.

CGAA’s love of the historic Casa Grande Art Museum has manifested itself in its commitment to the rejuvenation of the museum grounds through efforts in fundraising, donations and volunteer time. In progress is a steel fence of artistic design that will surround the property.