Studio art tour features 174 artists at 44 locations

Bela Fidel will be one of the artists participating in the Hidden in the Hills studio art tour this month. (Submitted photo)

The Hidden in the Hills studio art tour will take place the last two weekends of November, offering collectors and art enthusiasts a chance to observe artists at work in their private studios.

A signature event of the non-profit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills features 174 artists in 44 studio locations throughout the Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale.

It will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 16-18 and Nov. 23-25.

Bela Fidel, one of the tour hosts, works in oils, mixed media and hot wax.

“I thrive on a challenge, and I love to explore new mediums,” she stated in a release. “I’m always experimenting to see what type of shapes, colors and textures may reveal themselves by mixing oils with encaustics or layering compounds with a variety of other materials, such as hand-made Thai papers, stones, powders and decorative paints.

“It’s both scary and exciting at the same time because I never know what to expect – it’s like jumping into an abyss every day.”

Art enthusiasts can find details about participating artists, custom-build their own map or download a map at

In addition, the Sonoran Arts League’s Center for the Arts will serve as the information headquarters for the tour. Visitors can pick up artist directories, maps and inquire about other tour details prior to and during the tour.

The League office is at 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Suite 144, at Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek. For more information: 480-575-6624.

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