November 21, 2016

AZ Big Media

Hidden in the Hills offers look at art for your home

Self-guided artist studio tour Hidden in the Hills is hosting its second weekend of tours this upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend, celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

Folks are invited to Cave Creek to come out for the second weekend in a row on Nov. 25-27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the free event.

A signature event of the non-profit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills features 188 artists in 47 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale.

The free, self-guided studio tour offers seasoned collectors and art enthusiasts a rare chance to observe artists at work in their private studios, which are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the six-day tour.

Each studio has one or more guest artists who also display and sell their work. All HITH artists are Sonoran Arts League members, and several will be coming from different parts of the state to participate in the annual event. Many guest artists also set up to demonstrate.

“This year’s Hidden in the Hills promises to be one of the best yet, with a wide variety of styles, mediums and price ranges,” Pat Bell-Demers, Sonoran Arts League executive director and HITH event co-chair, said. “With our studio tour taking place the weekends before and after Thanksgiving, it’s also perfect for holiday shoppers who want to find an original, unique gift.”

Known for including both nationally-recognized and emerging artists, Hidden in the Hills has attracted thousands of patrons over the past two decades.