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Our goal is to stir up artistic talent and creativity in our community, both young and old.
More than anything, Payson Art League wants to be a social influencer, using Art and a Community-Minded Spirit to affect change for our neighbors. Join us in our mission!
Our mission is to promote all the Arts in Rim Country – through exhibition and performance, community involvement, education, and collaboration .
Exhibition and performance includes fine art, photography, music, poetry, theatre and dance
Community Involvement includes: public art, networking, and partnering opportunities between non-profits, businesses and artists
Art Education, including workshops, mentor artists, projects built by artists, students and teachers, and professional development
Collaboration to foster partnerships with art projects, shows, towns, and businesses to increase the health and prosperity of Rim Country, and to build an Arts Center.
Rim Country Artists wants to be a landing spot, and a placemaker for advancing the finer arts throughout the Rim Country. Payson, AZ is a central hub, (just an hour north of Scottsdale, AZ), but our members and our outreach extend far beyond, past Pine, Star Valley, Heber,and hopefully even Rim towns like Showlow, Snowflake, and Holbrook...As folks from all over the Southwest migrate to the rural mountain towns of Arizona, Payson ,and its outlying areas, are primed and ready to foster an inclusive, inspiring environment for artists and art connoisseurs alike. Join our venture! Help us cultivate a modern art movement that cherishes and preserves the fine representational art and history from our past, while providing a venue and creative space for a new movement of fine artists that want to influence our culture through many different cutting-edge mediums, including: 2D, 3D, painting, fabric, jewelry, sculpture, ceramic, music, theatre, dance, culinary, and beyond.
We can't do any of this without you. We need high-caliber artists. We need volunteers. We need community and business-minded individuals to see our vision and help us integrate the arts into our already amazing heritage, our exciting, evolving culture, encompassed by our Northern Arizona identity. We have so much potential! Be a part of the journey! Contact us for opportunities.
If you are on this site, then you are an art lover. Thank you for your support. We would love to have you join us for our next monthly meeting. Also, feel free to inquire about sponsorship and patronage opportunities, or hosting a venue or workshop.
Our local Artists have earned tens of thousands of dollars for local charities, including our food banks, our schools, and so many more!
Our members have been influential in bringing excitement and funds into our community. They have brought in funding for Public Art endeavors and education through grants, corporate, and government sponsorships. They've recruited world-renowned artists, and have created a public art culture that is actively improving the outlook of the Payson and Rim Country Art Scene.
We are actively partnering and dialoguing with our local municipalities, and their marketing firms, corporate and small business citizens, all who have a concentrated interest in elevating the Art Scene throughout our town and Rim Country.