Art at the Lakes 2022

(Photo by Brian Curry)

Diane Hitt

Art at the Lakes 2022 was a huge success. Crowds of people walked the sidewalks to see and buy art displayed by 110 artists. The AFMA firefighters and medics cooked and sold delicious hamburger and hotdog meals. Three bands filled the lake area with great music. Lots of raffle tickets were sold. And in the end, this show and fundraiser raised $15,500 for the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (AFMA) Firefighters Charities. It was a great day!

This was the 13th Art at the Lakes Show and Sale fundraiser. The money raised comes from the food sold, raffle ticket sales, artist entry fees, and donations made at the show.

Thank you to all the volunteers who sold raffle tickets, handed out programs, and drove their golf carts around the lake to ask artists if they needed a break. Thanks to Brian Curry, public information officer, for the great photos he took to commemorate the show. Thank you to the sponsors who want to show their appreciation for our community. Thank you to the music makers The Desert Ramblers, Fred Lloyd, and the Riff Raff band. And a special thank you to the Art at the Lakes committee members who work from November to March to put on a great fundraiser show.

We also thank the Sun Lakes community for coming out to support our wonderful firefighters and medics.