Arts and crafts

Green Valley Arts and Craft Association

Green-Valley-Arts-and-Craft-AssociationPrimary Contact: Constance O’Brian – (520) 625-1353 or (520) 250-5274
Secondary Contact: Iris Sapovits
Purpose: Promote arts and crafts in Green Valley
Membership: All GVR members are welcome. Must be a GVR member to join. Guests – 1st time free, 2nd time $2.00.
Annual Dues: $5.00
Meetings: 1st Wednesday each month during September through May at 1:00pm
Location: 2980 S. Camino del Sol (Desert Hills Social Center)
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Ceramics Club of GVR

Ceramic-Club-of-Green-ValleyCeramic Studio Telephone: (520) 399-2818
Purpose: To explore the art and fun of ceramic painting
Membership: Open to all GVR members
Annual Dues: $25.00
Meetings: Studio open Monday through Sunday from 7:00am – 4:00pm
Location: 2980 S. Camino del Sol (Desert Hills Center)
Mailing Address: PO Box 586, Green Valley, AZ 85622-0586
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Clay Studio of GVR

claystudioPrimary Contact: Julie Jacques – (520) 870-9122
Secondary Contact: Sue Peetoom – (520) 396-3054
Clay Studio Telephone: (520) 399-2755
Purpose: To provide and operate an equipped facility for GVR members interested in working with clay.
Membership: Open to all GVR members
Activities: The Clay Studio has an atmosphere of artists creating pieces though sculpture wheel and hand building. Members are friendly and helpful to each other.
Annual Dues: $30.00
Meetings: Studio at Santa Rita Springs Center is open 9:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00 PM on Saturday, and 12:00pm to 4:00pm Sunday
Location: 921 W. Rio Fuerte (Santa Rita Springs Recreation Center)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1063, Green Valley, AZ 85622For more information visit:

Desert ScrapRats GVR Quilting Club

Desert-Scraprats-Quilting-ClubPrimary Contact: Jane Smith – (520) 399-3840 or
Secondary Contact: Cheryl Walker  –
Purpose: Gathering traditional and nontraditional quilters to share ideas and improve our skills. We welcome fiber artists and all skill levels to our meetings. Members share their projects at show-and-tell as well as in demos.
Membership: Open to all GVR members
Annual Dues: $5.00
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesday afternoons of every month from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 565 W. Belltower Drive (Las Campanas Social Center – Juniper Room)Mailing Address: P.O. Box 586, Green Valley, AZ 85622

GVR Artisans’ Shop (Formally La Tienda of Green Valley)

Green-Valley-Lapidary-and-Silversmith-ClubPrimary Contact: Diane West (520) 625-4488
Secondary Contact: Sheila Murray (520) 300-4682
La Tienda Shop Telephone: (520) 625-3141
Purpose: To sell handmade creations designed by GVR artisans through the GVR Artisans’ Shop located at West Social Center.
Membership: 66 Artisans.
Annual Dues: $5.00
Meetings: four times a year.
Shop is open October through May, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. June and September, Monday through Friday 9:00am to Noon. Closed during the months of July and August.
Location: 1111 GVR Drive (West Social Center)
Mailing Address: 1111 GVR Drive, Green Valley, AZ 85614

GVR Fabric Painter’s Club

GVR-Fabric-Painters-ClubPrimary Contact: Cheryl Walters – (419) 204-9045
Purpose: To promote and encourage the art of fabric painting.
Membership: Open to all GVR members
Activities: Club meets every Thursday afternoon from 12:30pm to 4:00pm (January to April club meets at 8:00am to 12:00pm)
Annual Dues: $10.00

GVR Lapidary and Silversmith Club

Green-Valley-Lapidary-and-Silversmith-ClubPrimary Contact: Fred Tank
Secondary Contact: Jim Rundlett
Purpose: The Green Valley Lapidary & Silversmithing Club is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting hobbies for those who are interested in learning Lapidary, Silversmithing, Casting, PMC (Precious Metal Clay), Dichroic Glass, Wire Wrapping, and Chain Making.
Membership: Approximately 370. GVR membership is required.
Meetings: Membership meetings in January, March and November. The Club Christmas Dinner in December. Directors meet second Wednesday of each month except May.
Activities: The Club provides and operates three well-equipped facilities to provide instruction, workshops and an atmosphere conducive to the development and expansion of members’ talents.  Three shops are open to GVR residents and Guests for jewelry sales at East Center (pool area), Desert Hills (upper lvel) and West Center (patio area). Many of our GVLClub artisans also participate in the Arts And Crafts Fairs in March and November which are open to the public.
Annual Dues: $40.00
Mailing Address: PO Box 113, Green Valley, AZ 85622-0113
(520) 648-1726 Lapidary at West Center
(520) 399-1989 Lapidary at East Center
(520) 399-2370 Lapidary at Desert Hills
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GVR Metalworking Crafts

Primary Contact: Lance Johnson
Secondary Contact: Stewart Tagg – (650) 215-8911
Annual Dues: $40.00

GVR Card Crafters Club

Green-Valley-Rubber-StampersPrimary Contact: Michel Martin – (520) 425-7702 or
Purpose: Developing paper crafting designs & techniques in creating greeting cards
Membership: Open to all GVR members.
Annual Dues: $5.00
Meetings: Every Tuesday 9:00AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 2980 S. Camino del Sol (Desert Hills Center – Art Room)
Mailing Address: 2265 S Via Amerigo Green Valley, 85614

GVR Glass Artists Club

Primary Contact:
Purpose: Offering GVR members the opportunity to work with stained glass and fused glass projects and glass mosaics.
Membership: GVR membership required.
Meetings: Meet at Abrego North Thursdays 4pm – 8pm and Fridays 8am-4pm. at Desert Hill Social Center, registration for new members Monday begins at 9:30am and the meeting times are at 10:00am.
Location: 1601 N Abrego Dr. (Abrego North Center)

Santa Rita Art League of GVR

Santa-Rita-Art-League-of-Green-ValleyPrimary Contact: Susan Ettl – (949) 291-7001
Secondary Contact: Nancy Wesorick
Purpose: Promote an awareness, appreciation and development of talent in various forms of visual fine art in Green Valley.
Membership: Ranges from interested beginners to nationally recognized professional artists. Approximately 225 members. GVR membership required.
Meetings: Second Thursday of each month at 1:00pm in the Anza Room at Santa Rita Springs.
Location: 921 W. Via Rio Fuerte (Santa Rita Springs Center)
Activities: SRAL offers a fully equipped professional studio, as well as a library of art videos and books, for member use. Activities and events include monthly meetings featuring in-depth demonstrations and programs by proficient artists, educational movies and discussions, open and juried exhibitions, free and fee-based art workshops, various special interest groups including portraiture, live drawing, still life, plein air, abstract, pastel, design study, mixed media and collage, and printing.
Annual Dues: $35.00
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 264, Green Valley, AZ 85622

Woodworkers of GVR

Woodworkers-of-Green-ValleyPurpose: To maintain a woodworking shop for the pleasure and convenience of its members
Membership: Open to members of GVR
Annual Dues: $40.00
Meetings: During West Social Center hours: Monday through Saturday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 1111 S GVR Dr (West Social Center)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 27, Green Valley, AZ 85622
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