SaddleBrooke Ranch Annual ARTwalk
“Creative” and “talented” are just two words heard often to describe the art exhibited and sold during the annual SaddleBrooke Ranch ARTwalk. This year marked the 9th annual SaddleBrooke Ranch ARTwalk and did not disappoint!
The open-studio tour, two-day event allowed residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch and two local communities in the area to visit 30 homes with 37 artists and more than 60 artists from eight clubs and groups in the Creative Arts and Technology Center.
SaddleBrooke Ranch offers great, high-end facilities for budding artists to find that hidden talent and expose the creativity some did not know they possessed. Studies have shown there are many benefits of art for seniors to promote happy, successful aging, such as improvement in mental health, an outlet for socializing, helping to improve self-confidence and self-expression, reducing cognitive decline, and giving a person a sense of purpose and accomplishment.
Some artists from past years did not participate this year, but new artists to the ARTwalk came out to join our veteran artists. Age did not limit a few artists in their late 80s. One returning artist from past years and an award winner also participated.
Residents could stroll, cart, or drive to the various artists’ studios or spaces and visit the Creative Arts and Technology Center open studios.
SaddleBrooke Ranch ARTwalk Mediums
The variety of art included: pottery; glassworks; glass and stone; bead jewelry; silver, gold and precious stone jewelry; paper craft cards; basketweaving; paper quilling; linocut art; collage; many different fiber arts like sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, and felting; painting of various types; gourds; photography; woodworking; and so much more.
Home & In-Studio Artists
More than 30 SaddleBrooke Ranch residents displayed their work in their homes.
In the studios at the Creative Arts and Technology Center, eight clubs or groups participated with more than 60 artists. The Glasshoppers Glass Club, the Mudslingers Pottery Club, Paper Crafters, Basketweavers, We Be Beaders Jewelry, the Lapidary Club, the Woodworkers Club, and the SaddleBrooke Ranch Mending Souls group.
We can’t thank enough our two sponsors for this year, which allowed us to expand. Desert Life Pharmacy—Brianne Spaeth and SBRANCH Realty—Douglas Sedam. We greatly appreciate your support.
We also thank our many volunteers.
It is not too late to unlock that hidden talent! Residents are encouraged to join any of the creative arts clubs offered at SaddleBrooke Ranch.
Written by: Linda Shannon-Hills
About SaddleBrooke Ranch
Located just north of Tucson, Arizona, SaddleBrooke Ranch is an over 55 community. Retirement living at SaddleBrooke Ranch includes a desirable mix of new homes, high-end amenities, and resort living for active adults. Contact us to learn more now about this Arizona 55 plus community.