Sun Lakes Arts and Crafts Association news

Diana Ellis

The Sun Lakes Arts and Crafts Association is a group of Sun Lakes residents interested in arts and crafts. For over 30 years, the association has been hosting annual craft shows that provide members the opportunity to sell their unique and original handcrafted items to the public. Membership is limited to residents of Sun Lakes. Non-resident relatives and friends of residents are not eligible for membership, nor can they participate in the arts and craft shows. Meetings are held the second Monday of January and October at the Sun Lakes Country Club, at 10:00 am.

To participate as a vendor in our annual shows, you MUST be a member of the association. No outside vendors are permitted, and no commercial products are allowed. Members must personally handcraft all items sold at the craft shows. Sign-up for the annual shows occurs at the general meetings in January and October. Membership in the association runs from January to January, and membership dues are $10/year.

The club will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday, October 9, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Navajo Room in Sun Lakes Country Club (Phase 1). All members and anyone interested in becoming a member are welcome to attend, at which time, we will hold a short meeting, followed by registration for our Fall Arts and Crafts Show. New memberships can be purchased at the meeting. Members must have a valid Sun Lakes HOA card.

The Fall Show and Sale is scheduled for Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the Sun Lakes Country Club (Phase 1). The Spring Show will be held at Oakwood on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Application forms for the shows are available on our website as a pdf file. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can print the application and mail it, along with your check, to our treasurer Nickie Wegner. Her mailing address and contact information are on the website (

Just a reminder to members that the display case at Sun Lakes 1 is updated on the first Monday of the month at 9:00 a.m. by Vel Boardman, phone 480-895-5028. Members are invited to bring their items for display and to pick up items from the previous month. The display case is a great place to showcase your talents and make people aware of what will be offered at the spring and fall shows.

Visit the association’s website at for more club information including show and meeting dates. The website will be undergoing an update this summer, so watch for our new and improved website this fall.