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2018 Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour – 22nd Annual

Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour

Find Original Fine Art and Meet Artists During the 22nd Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour in November

Non-profit Sonoran Arts League’s free self-guided tour features 174 artists in 44 studio locations in Cave Creek, Carefree, and North Scottsdale

Hidden in the Hills: Why You Need to Go!

Whether you’re visiting Arizona or you’re local and love art, make plans now to attend Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour and sale, Hidden in the Hills (HITH), during the last two weekends of November, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 16, 17, 18 and November 23, 24 and 25, 2018.

A signature event of the non-profit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills is celebrating its 21st year with 188 artists in 47 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale.

 Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour

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

20th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour

“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.”

The event has come a long way since 1997, when only 44 artists exhibited their work in 19 studios.

“Our mission and the one critical requirement of every participating artist have never changed; we must all be able and willing to share our process and inspiration for creating our art,” said event co-chair, Jane Boggs.

Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour

Carole Perry, HITH marketing chair, is a glass artist who has participated in the popular tour for all 20 years. A member of Local First Arizona, she advocates for buying from locally-owned businesses.

“We continue to attract outstanding and diverse talent to the tour, and our patrons appreciate the fact that they can discover new artists or visit artists they already know and collect,” Perry said, adding that many guest artists also set up to demonstrate.

The Sonoran Arts League will sell the 21st Anniversary Hidden in the Hills artist directories for $5. An interactive website,, offers more details about each participating artist and a user-friendly map-building program to help visitors plan their free, self-guided tours. The event also helps to raise funds for the League’s youth scholarships through a portion of sales from the event’s Youth Art exhibit at Studio 1 and artist fees to participate in the event.

For information, call (480) 575-6624, or visit

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