Arts & Culture

Cave Creek Museum

Cave Creek Museum

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Adult, Entire Family

Resource Category: Arts & Culture

Resource Location: 6140 Skyline Drive, Cave Creek AZ 85331

Organizer Contact: Evelyn Johnson

Email Address: evelyn@cavecreekmuseum.com

Phone Number: 480-488-2764

Web Address: http://www.cavecreekmuseum.org

Resource Description:

Cave Creek Museum -- From horse soldiers to resort developments-- the desert foothills have been a spectacle of historic and prehistoric dimensions. Set in the shadow of looming Black Mountain, the Museum offers a view to the past. Thousands of years ago, Hohokam farmers dug 2,000 miles of irrigation canals to water their crops. Tools, pottery, jewelry, and other artifacts in the Museum collection give insight into these productive, innovative people.

In the late 1800s, people returned again to farm, ranch and prospect for gold, silver, copper, jasper and other mineral riches. See the implements, home goods and special exhibits describing the lives and experiences of our most recent predecessors.

The first church of Cave Creek and the last tubercular cabin in the state, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Golden Reef Stamp Mill are among the outside exhibits. Cave Creek Museum Docents share anecdotes and additional information to enrich the extensive exhibits and your experience---or enjoy the Museum on your own. The spectacular history of the Desert Foothills is yours to see and enjoy at the Cave Creek Museum. Open October through May 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Open early on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. Closed Monday, Tuesday, and holidays. Admission: $5 adults; $3 seniors and students. Children free. (480) 488-2764 or www.cavecreekmuseum.org


Desert Foothills Library

Desert Foothills Library

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Arts & Culture, Education

Resource Location: 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, AZ, 85331

Organizer Contact: David Court

Email Address: dcourt@dfla.org

Phone Number: 480-488-2286

Web Address: http://www.desertfoothillslibrary.org/

Resource Description:

The Desert Foothills Library is a full service privately funded public library. We offer a full program of cultural and educational events for adults and children and are open 7 days a week. The library is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and is funded by donations from the community and income from activities in the library such as the Chapter2 book store and our passport acceptance office. Chapter2 is the largest used book store north of the 101 freeway. Our passport office processes over 1,600 applications annually. The Library mission is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, ideas and culture by providing personalized and responsive resources, services, social and learning opportunities to the community it serves.


Desert Foothills Theater

Desert Foothills Theater

Region: Carefree, Cave Creek, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors

Resource Category: Arts & Culture, Education

Resource Location: 34250 N 60th St., Bldg. B Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Organizer Contact: Meribeth Reeves

Email Address: meribeth@azfcf.org

Phone Number: 480-488-1981

Web Address: http://www.dftheater.org

Resource Description:
FCF's Desert Foothills Theater is an award-winning theater that has been presenting work in the far north valley since 1975. Theater changes lives and we invite all community members to be part of that life-changing experience by providing performance, volunteer, education and attendance opportunities for everyone! We invite participation through open auditions for all adult and youth shows; through a variety of educational opportunities including classes, camps, post-performance talkbacks, pre-performance "meet ups"; and by providing volunteer opportunities in all areas and aspect of theater production. We provide training and support for those interested in learning more about backstage work and we do it all in a positive, welcoming and supportive environment. We invite you to experience the life-changing world of theater with us.

Education & Community Services (ECS)

Education & Community Services (ECS)

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Social Services, Arts & Culture, Education, Organizations

Resource Location: ECS Office, 33016 North 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Organizer Contact: Gina Durbin

Email Address: ecssupport@ccusd93.org

Phone Number: 480-575-2440

Web Address: http://www.ecsforall.org

Resource Description:

Education & Community Services (ECS) provides well rounded programs and extra-curricular offerings for students of all ages, parents and community members throughout the year. We encourage everyone to pursue and develop their interests, try something new and be engaged with the community around them. Our Preschool, Kid’s Club, Enrichment and A.W.A.R.E. Parents and Prevention programs create opportunities and solutions for the variety of needs of a growing family and engaged community members.

The Child’s Play Preschool offers four locations in the Cave Creek/North Scottsdale/North Phoenix area. Each provides a variety of programs including World Language, ABC Music and Me, Character Counts, STEM, Get Ready to Read, and Love and Logic®. The Kid’s Club program offers before and after care for elementary age students at all five CCUSD elementary sites. Summer, Spring Break and Winter Break Camps are also available. Enrichment programs are available all year round for children ages three to adults. The topics of Enrichment range from art, sports, theater, academics, etc. Workshops and forums on trending, relevant topics such as social media awareness, drug trends, character education and transition forms for Elementary to Middle School and Middle to High School are made available to parents and community members through the A.W.A.R.E. Parents and Prevention.

ECS is a division of Cave Creek Unified School District and was established in 1974 with a grant from the Mott Foundation. ECS takes pride in providing lifelong learning and quality programs for youth through adults, with an emphasis on programs for school age children.

Please visit our ECS website at, www.ecsforall.org to learn what we can provide for your family and how we can strengthen the community we call home.


Foothills Community Foundation

Foothills Community Foundation

Region: Carefree, Cave Creek, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors

Resource Category: Arts & Culture, Education

Resource Location: 34250 N 60th St., Bldg. B Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Organizer Contact: Chris Winger

Email Address: chris@azfcf.org

Phone Number: 480-488-1090

Web Address: http://www.azfcf.org

Resource Description:

A vibrant community celebrating art and culture, treasuring our desert environment, assisting those in need, and engaging in lifelong learning and healthy lifestyles, FCF (Foothills Community Foundation) is a unique organization that brings support, opportunity and community service to the Desert Foothills. FCF currently addresses community needs by community service, cultural programs, and the support of education. These are provided by FCF's programs including Desert Awareness Committee, Desert Foothills Theater, Holland Community Center, Partners in Education and Kachina's Place.


Holland Community Center

Holland Community Center

Region: Carefree, Cave Creek, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors

Resource Category: Arts & Culture

Resource Location: 34250 N 60th St. Bldg. B Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Organizer Contact: Terrie Rickard

Email Address: terrier@azfcf.org

Phone Number: 480-488-1090

Web Address: http://www.azfcf.org

Resource Description:
The FCF-Holland Community Center is a 100% privately funded community center in the far north valley. It is home to a variety of classes, workshops and lecture series, a non-traditional art gallery --activities offered to the public. It also has six modern, equipped rooms available for rental.

Sonoran Arts League

Sonoran Arts League

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Teen, Adults, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Organizations

Resource Location: At Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd, Suite 144, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Organizer Contact: Pat Bell-Demers, Executive Director

Email Address: info@sonoranartsleague.org

Phone Number: 480-575-6624

Web Address: http://www.sonoranartsleague.org

Resource Description:

The Sonoran Arts League is a non-profit, volunteer-based, arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists and art education. Comprised of more than 700 artists/art enthusiasts, the League presents exceptional programs for people of all ages, experience and interests. 
 
Over 700 members actively participate in community outreach programs, youth mentoring and art education, as well as free veteran art classes. The League produces several events, such as the annual Hidden in The Hills Artist Studio Tour, Sonoran Small Works Art Show, Sonoran Festival of Art, April for the Arts, Holiday Artisan Markets at Gallery at el Pedregal and also partners with the Foothills Food Bank on the annual Empty Bowls Project. 
With a special focus on mentoring youth, the League fosters artistic growth in the following ways: Youth art and scholarships, Incentive awards, Art experiences and resources, and the Foothills Art Academy (partnering with ECS, a division of CCUSD).
The League teams with The Boulders Resort to bring the public an exceptional collection of artwork, art workshops, artists-in-residence, and art events – all in one beautiful place, “The Gallery at el Pedregal”.  The Gallery offers a rotating collection of one-of-a-kind juried works by League artists, art workshops, artists-in-residence, youth art and veteran exhibits, and other art events throughout the year. (34505 N. Scottsdale Road, second floor) Gallery is open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
 
ART REACH Community Studio at Stagecoach Village: A community experience and destination for enhancing lives and futures through art.  Join a workshop, experience an opportunity to create art and learn a new skill.  Come celebrate and support the power of art to enrich life, increase awareness, build community and add valuable skills.   The ART REACH Community Studio oversees the Free Veteran Art Classes.  Come discover the best creative resource in town!