Casa Grande Art Association (CGAA)

CGAA supports all forms of fine art in the Casa Grande area. Our 80 members include amateur and professional artists as well as non-artists with a passion for art. We welcome artists of any medium, respect each artist's style, and believe art is unique to each person. 


Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, Sept-May, 6pm at Casa Grande Municipal Airport (3225 N Lear Ave).


Join CGAA to stay informed about our art community and opportunities. Enjoy speakers, events, and outings. Attend regularly scheduled group activities such as Life Drawing and Urban Sketchers. Join committees and volunteer at events and fundraisers. Be as involved as much or as little as you'd like to be.  


Not sure if CGAA is for you? Feel free to attend a meeting as a guest.  


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CGAA Summer events and volunteer opportunities: 


Volunteers for production of steel fence needed ASAP!: 

Richard from CAC requested a few volunteers to help move panels on Saturday morning (8/10/19).   There are 12 panels, they are around 150 lbs each, and require 3-4 people to carry.  It should not take long to move them. They intend to start moving the panels into positions so they can easily access them that day.  They are working at Central Arizona College Building V and will begin moving the panels at 7:30 am. Please let me know if you plan to attend:)

(We are looking for volunteers to help with the production of the steel fence that CAC and GAA are making for CG Art Museum. We need volunteers to caulk, paint, etc. Contact us if you'd like to be put on the list to receive work-day notifications). 


Volunteers for Christmas Market at Museum committee (new) needed ASAP: 

Please see Committees page for more details. 


Several volunteers are needed to be Artist of the Month for the Casa Grande Dispatch. Everyone is invited!

The CG Dispatch is looking for several “Artists of the Month” to interview. Reporter, Melissa St. Aude would like to get your contact information so she can do an interview with you.  Please contact us if you would like to be on the list that we will hand off to Melissa.



Art @ the Airport -- May 25 - Dec 31, 7am-4pm daily

CGAA in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Commission/City of Casa Grande and The Museum of Casa Grande, the Casa Grande Municipal Airport will host ART @ THE AIRPORT. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for artists to show their artwork and to promote a positive awareness of the Casa Grande Municipal Airport.



Life Drawing -- bring $10 to next session as there may be a price increase (see below). Continue to meet weekly on Wednesdays the rest of summer at Duffy Sheridan's studio 10am-1pm. Contact us for address/directions. 

Life Drawing is back to meeting weekly on Wednesdays at Duffy’s Studio from 10am -1pm. 


Draw weekly from a (clothed) live model with a community of artists. Bring your own supplies. All mediums are welcome (oil painters use odorless medium). Poses go from 2 minutes with an occasional long portrait or plein aire field trip. Bring $10 to pay the model. No instruction; just come draw with us :). 


Location and more info at Life Drawing page and Events page (click on the event for more information).



Urban Sketchers -- Next meetup: August 20 Road trip to Eddia Basha Collection

In place of a sketch meet in August, Casa Grande Urban Sketchers is planning a Road trip to Eddie Basha Collection in Chandler AUGUST 20, 2019. Car pooling and final plans to be determined. If you are interested in seeing this great collection with us, please conact Gloria Smith at 520-208-1028. Text or voicemail her by AUG 10th. There is no charge to see the Collection. (Eddie Basha Collection is at 22402 S Basha Rd, Chandler, AZ).


(Urban Sketchers normally meet to draw, sketch or paint at various locations throughout the community. All mediums are welcomed. No fees and no instruction. Just come sketch! For up-to-date info see Urban Sketchers' Facebook page.