Empowering the Arts

Maricopa Visual Artists / Art on the Veranda

In late Summer of 2012 a group of four talented individuals met at
“Seven Cups” café to form an “artist” network. They brainstormed on the
possibility of an event that would bring artists together, educate the
community on the value of art, and how art plays a major role in bringing
revenue into the City of Maricopa. Hence, the “Maricopa Artisans’
committee was formed and “Art on the Veranda” was introduced to the
community of Maricopa in 2013, continuing for more than 4 annual live
exhibitions. These coupled with various Showcase presentations at area
cafes, curated by Bonnie del Turco and other creatives, and Kaui Wilson’s
popular Art & Sip. Once MAC cleared the way to begin regular curated
galleries at City Hall and the Library (Dec. 2015; September 2016), city Visual
Artists had the standing showcase they had wanted for wall-hung artworks in
two dimensions on canvas, paper and cloth, and as bas-relief.