The High Country Art Association was founded in 1974 by a small group of artists who wanted to share their love of art. At present we have over 60 members. Membership consists of many artists working in a variety of mediums. Membership is open to the general public. We have members who are neither artists nor crafts people, but they love art and being around others that share their interest. The goal of the High Country Art Association is to encourage and promote the artistic growth of the visual arts in the communities of the White Mountains. Our goal is accomplished through a variety of activities.
High Country Art Association's members operate the High Country Art Gallery and Gift Shop to showcase original works of art by local artists. Our volunteer members present the annual July 4th Arts and Crafts Festival that brings artists from all over Arizona and the Southwest. Our commitment to art education is demonstrated by our active scholarship program and workshops. High Country Art Association offers workshops by nationally known artists. These workshops are open to the public and help participating artists improve their skills.
The High Country Art Association is a 501 c(4) organization.
high country art gallery
All members in good standing are eligible to display their art in the gallery.
We welcome artists of all experience levels, from novice to professional.
fourth of july art festival
All members of the High Country Art Association participate in the annual arts festival, helping with the success of the longest running art festival in the White Mountains. Many High Country Art Association (HCAA) members display their art at the festival every year.
HCAA provides opportunities for members to connect with the community, providing scholarships to local students and and increasing the awareness of the arts in the White Mountains of Arizona.