Payson Art League Fall Show

Nov 10



Nov 11, & 12



2017 Payson Art League Fall Show

Payson Art League (PAL) began its history in 1976 when a group of local artists united together for the purpose of improving, fostering and promoting art and art education in the Payson area.  The first officers were elected in 1979.  PAL was incorporated in 1981, and is a 501-C-3 not for profit organization.


Payson Art League is a friendly, dedicated group of artists and artisans in a variety of mediums who like to share their knowledge and techniques with others.  At PAL monthly meetings a demonstration or presentation from an artist, with a strong background in their respective medium, is available and willing to share their line of expertise with members and guests.

PAL sponsors two shows each year:  'Neath the Rim Artists Studio Tour in May and the ARToberFEST Fine Art and Fine Craft show in October, at the Mazatzal Casino Event Center.


We would welcome all artists, amateur and professional, or art lovers to visit us.  We meet  at the Payson Public Library, 328 N McLane Rd. on the second Tuesday of the month.  Bring your friends and your artwork for "Show 'n Share", refreshments, and socializing at 6:00PM.  Brief meeting at 6:30PM followed by presentation. For further information, contact Sally Myers 928-472-8651 or paysonartleague@gmail.com.


The arts: music, poetry, painting, sculpture, writing, etc. are all a vital force to the subsistence of our human spirit.  Our children need exposure to the arts to enlighten, inspire and teach grace, temperament, skills, self worth, appreciation for life, respect for nature, and so much more!  To dismiss this understanding and allow art programs to be dropped or narrowed in our educational systems would be a disgrace and a dishonor to some of the most positive creations in humanity.  Now more than ever we should promote the arts in our schools and YOU can help to do so by volunteering your time, asking what is needed and pass your talents to our future generation.


The Payson Art League through its education committee is involved many ways in our community's schools and special needs children.  The following describes some of the areas of our involvement:


Payson Art League has purchased art materials for:

Payson Head Start, Julia Randall Elementary, Frontier Elementary, Payson Community Christian School, The Shelby School (Tonto Village), Wolf Impressions, Enrichment at Frontier Elementary, Payson Center for Success, Payson Community Kids, Tonto Basin School and Whispering Hope Ranch.


Payson Art League also purchased art "how to" books for three schools.  The education committee is mentoring a number of students at the Center for Success as well as providing hands-on art activities in various elementary schools.  The league provide art materials for the children's program at the art show "Shining the Light in Pine", a celebration of dyslexic artists in May 2006.


In cooperation with Frontier Elementary and the Zane Grey Cabin Foundation, the committee has developed an addition to the fourth grade Arizona History text.  This deals with ranching in AZ, Zane Grey and the rim country.  PAL is providing necessary art materials for this program.

The only way that PAL and its committees can continue to function is through members volunteering their time and sharing their knowledge, expertise and ideas.


Please consider being a volunteer and contact the leagues education committee director Pat Sessions or of the Board members on the Contact Us page.


You can also contact Whispering Hope Ranch at (928) 478-0339 to get information on their volunteer program.  You can also go to their website: www.whisperinghoperanch.org


All our meetings will be on the second Tuesday of each month at the Library

Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd. - Payson, AZ

For information: Sally Myers 928-472-8651 paysonartleague@gmail.com