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Outdoors. -- That best describes
the lifestyle of our Desert Foothills.
Away from the paved metropolitan area, with
plenty of open spaces, residents seem to
have more free time. Time that is spent
hiking, biking, playing tennis and golf,
enjoying our incredible sunsets and watching
the night sky fill with a million stars.
Those who longed to escape traffic lights
and strip malls have found tranquility in
Carefree and Cave Creek.
In Carefree, natural habitat has been integrated
into a planned residential community. Open
space has been conserved, lot sizes are
large but feature "desert friendly" landscaping.
Custom homes blend into the rocks and surrounding
Cave Creek's western tradition is evident
in its southwestern architecture and rambling
ranch homes. It is here that you will find
small horse ranches.
Cave Creek/Carefree Gallery Association
-- Surrounded by the unique beauty
of the Sonoran Desert, Cave Creek and Carefree
are home to a thriving arts community of
hundreds of artists and numerous galleries.
We invite you to visit the members of the
Cave Creek / Carefree Gallery Association
(CCCGA) who are dedicated to supporting
and encouraging art in the Desert Foothills.
These galleries represent local, national,
and internationally known art and artists.
Discover a wide variety of media and styles
from traditional to contemporary, paintings
For local Bed & Breakfasts, artists, restaurants,
and other information, visit www.CaveCreekCarefreeGalleries.com
or review our Gallery Guide, found at any
of the association member galleries.
Call 480-488-2334 for more information.
Gary Fillmore, 2003-2004 CCCGA President
Desert Artists, Inc. --
A non-profit group consisting of area artists
who conduct shows and exhibits several times
a year. Any artist is eligible to join,
however, works must first be juried. Virtually
every medium is represented in the group,
including oils, acrylics, watercolors, paper
artist, sculpture, bird carving, photography,
pottery, etc. More information is available
by calling group President Lee Anne Park
at (480) 488-0950.
Desert Foothills Community Association
-- The association organizes the
annual Fiesta Days Rodeo and Parade the
second weekend of April that brings sightseers
from around the state and participants from
around the country. The popular parade features
hundreds of entries down Cave Creek's main
The association formed in 1977 to obtain
and build a community park facility, the
Memorial Arena and rodeo grounds remain
available to the public for a variety of
activities; on 10 acres at 28th Street and
New River Road; (480) 488-3627.
The Desert Foothills Community Theater
-- Established in 1975, the theater
has been entertaining residents and visitors
with professional-like performances since.
Its principal purpose is to contribute to
the art and culture of the growing communities
of Carefree and Cave Creek. The Desert Foothills
Theater provides an opportunity for local
residents to participate in all aspects
of theater production. The theater also
conducts periodic training workshops for
actors and other theater-related positions.
For ticket and other information call (480)
Desert Foothills Land Trust --˜
Established to protect and preserve the
unique and sensitive land areas of the Sonoran
Desert foothills surrounding Carefree, Cave
Creek, New River and far North Scottsdale
communities. As a non-profit, volunteer
organization, the Trust protects land through
gift, purchase, bequest and conservation
easement for the edification and enjoyment
of future generations.
Foothills Community Foundation
-- The Foothills Community Foundation
was established in 1986 to preserve the
quality of life of the Desert Foothills
community. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit, project-oriented organization
with a community membership of about 1,500.
Community projects are managed and staffed
by over 600 volunteers in areas of culture,
education, environment, and charitable services.
Community projects include: Musicfest, Desert
Foothills Theater, Foothills Film Society,
Meals-on-Wheels, and Kids Count.
For more information call (480) 488-1090.
Music by Moonlight -- "Cool"
summer concerts˜ Thursday nights during
summer months at el Pedregal, a "festival
marketplace" at The Boulders; southeast
corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Carefree Highway;
Sonoran Arts League -- A
non-profit group dedicated to promoting
arts, artists and art education˜ in the
Desert Foothills.˜ Membership is open to
all interested in the visual arts.˜ For
full details on events and membership visit
their website: www.SonoranArtsLeague.org
or phone Ralph Deuschle at (480) 473-3283.
Thunderbird Artists -- Organizes
several juried fine arts and wine festivals
in Carefree throughout the year; typically
includes paintings, sculptures, carvings,
etchings and more.
For more information call Thunderbird Artists,
Fax: (480) 837-4371.