Special Events

The Center for the Arts is a Gallery and Gift Shop open to the public and we hold a variety of special events.

Here is an example of our special events:

Cork n’ Canvas!
Each month, on the last Friday of each month between April and October, we host our Cork ‘n Canvas. We’d like to invite you to join us from 5pm to 7pm and socialize with the artists. We try to have some live music to enjoy. Our sponsors provide wine and hors d’oeuvres. It’s a good time to check out what’s new in the gallery and find out about upcoming events and classes. Suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

AAWM’s Kids Art Show

Each year the Center for the Arts hosts an art show for kids in grades K through 8 in the various schools in the White Mountains. Each entering artists is allowed three pieces of original art. The show will run April 4th through 15th with the Awards Reception to be held on April 8th at 11am.
For more information and entry forms – CLICK HERE

Bi-Annual AAWM Art Show

12th Annual Juried Art Show winner Madeline Thorpe

Twice a year the Center for the Arts has an Art Show for any artist living in Arizona. Entries can be either 2D Art, 3D Art, Photography, Jewelry or Fiber Arts. In 2017 we plan to add the entries for Jewelry and Fiber Arts to the format in the 13th and 14th Bi-Annual Juried Shows.

We are also going to change the jurying process for the shows in 2017. The judging will be exclusively People’s Choice. During the run of each show, visitors to the Center will be presented with a printed ballot to choose their favorite art works. The ballots will be counted at the end of the show and the Awards Presentation will be on the last day of each show.

Entries must meet three criteria: Have a wire for hanging, have been created in the last 2 years and must be entered by artist. Entry form for the 13th Bi-Annual Juried Show can be found HERE. Entry form for the 14th Bi-Annual Juried Show can be found HERE.

Paint with Friends
Each Thursday local artists meet and bring a project to work on together. Bring your passion and your project. Join the fun, meet and create with new friends! This free event is every Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

Native Flute Circle

The Center for the Arts has added a Native Flute Circle to our events in 2017. A flute circle is a gathering of people who meet regularly to learn, play, share or simply enjoy the music of the Native Flute.

Flute circles welcome all levels of flute-playing skill: from beginner to experienced; it is a gathering of anyone interested in the Native flute. Most flute circles embrace a philosophy of improvisation and “playing from the heart” so no musical experience is necessary.

A Native Flute Circle will be held monthly at the Center for the Arts in 2017. The group will meet at the Center on the third Saturday of each month from 2pm to 4pm.

Registration is not necessary. Plan to stop by and join the camaraderie.

Music Jam
Music Jam is on the second Saturday of each month from 2PM to 4PM. Bring your instrument and jam. In general acoustic instruments are preferred. The public is welcome to come and listen and enjoy the event.

Lakeside Writers Group
Lakeside Writers exists to support and encourage writers in the White Mountains of Arizona through critique groups and support of marketing efforts of local published writers. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays and screenplays are invited to participate. The group normally meets the second Saturday of each month – check their website for times. Everyone welcome. Visit the group’s website for more information on what to bring (Yes, you need to bring samples of your writing) – LEARN MORE

Show Low Writers Group (formerly Writer’s Workshop)
Do you want to write a book? Or just write? Come join us at the Show Low Writers Group at the AAWM Center for the Arts. Beginners are welcome.

We become better writers through critiquing and writing exercises. This group meets 10am to noon on the second & fourth Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome.