20th annual HITH artist studio tour & sale starts on Nov. 18

Artist Pat Scheurich paints in the studio.

Artist Pat Scheurich paints in the studio. Submitted photo.

The 20th Annual Hidden in the Hills, Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour and sale, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, Nov. 18-20 and Nov. 25-27.

A signature event of the non-profit Sonoran Arts League, HITH features 188 artists in 47 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale, according to a press release.

The free, self-guided studio tour offers seasoned collectors and art enthusiasts a rare chance to observe artists at work in their private studios open to the public during the six-day tour. According to the release, each studio has one or more guest artists who will also display and sell their work.

All HITH artists are Sonoran Arts League members and several artists will come 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, HITH has attracted 1,000s of patrons over the past two decades. For more information, call 480-575-6624 or go to HiddenInTheHills.org.

Artist Christopher Heede at work in the studio.

Artist Christopher Heede at work in the studio. Submitted photo.

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