Gearing up for Art at the Lakes

Diane Hitt

Art at the Lakes is the largest art show fundraiser in Sun Lakes. The 10th annual show is on March 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a rain date of March 10. The show is nestled around a beautiful Cottonwood lake with over 80 artists showing their art. The show offers paintings in all mediums, pottery, gourds, jewelry, photography, woodworking and much more.

Our own Sun Lakes firefighters will be selling hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks. The Dry Heat Pickers will once again be entertaining guests with great music. There will also be a raffle again this year worth approximately $5,000. Please mark your calendars and join us for a good time. Hope to see you there.

All of the proceeds from the raffle are given to the Sun Lakes Emergency Relief Fund which benefits community members who need assistance after a fire, accident or other emergency. Last year’s show raised over $10,000.

Next month, there will be a call for artists to participate in the show. Applications will be emailed by November 10 to those artists who have participated in the show previously and for whom we have an email address. If you have not been in the show, applications will be available after November 10 in the Cottonwood and IronOaks art rooms and at the Cottonwood/Palo Verde Administration office. You may also request an application at beginning November 10.

For additional information, please send questions by email to or call Diane Hitt  at 480-802-7080.