Counter installed on Thursday, September 3, 2020

at 3 pm.


Mondays: Open Studio 10 am

Tuesdays:  Poetry in Art 10:30

Wednesdays:  Watercolor at 10 am

Thursdays: Collage at 10 am

Fridays:  Open Studio at 10 am


Monday 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Tuesday 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 - 12 noon

Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 12 noon

Saturday 2 pm - 5 pm

Some restrictions still apply for people using the Ceramics Room.

Contact Diane Finley at  for the definitive answers.


Interim President Michael Sunzeri

Interim Vice President and Membership Chair Barbara Gottesman

Treasurer Kathy Warren

Secretary Stephanie Torres

The mission of the Villages Arts and Crafts Association:  

The aims of the Association shall be to encourage and foster the hands-on visual arts such as painting in all media, collage, ceramics, knitting and stitchery and other crafts and arts by classes, workshops, programs and free demonstrations for Villagers who reside in this community and to provide events and creative outlets, such as exhibits, festivals, open houses and special events for the display and possible sale of these fine arts and hand-made crafts.


Art Films:  Roz Zinns

Welcomer:  Colleen Mirassou

Art Classes and Webmaster:  Barbara Gottesman

Ceramics:  Diane Finley

Historian:  Karin Bogliolo

Exhibits and Programs:  Michael Sunzeri

We welcome volunteers to join the Advisory Board.  Consult with President Michael Sunzeri at


Home Studio Art Tour:  Saturday,  August 19:  Diane Finley.

New Members Reception:  Monday, September 11:  Colleen Mirassou, Stephanie Torres





OPEN STUDIO Monday and Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings.  You do not have to be a member of Arts & Crafts to use the Art Room during these monitored times.  Open to all Villagers and all media. Monday and Friday mornings, beginning at 10 am with Jane Hink, who will offter gentle critiques if asked.  Pat Andrade, host of Monday and Tuesday afternoon OPEN STUDIO, will teach you, one-on-one, to master techniques in oils and acrylics, during "All Villagers Welcome OPEN STUDIO,  2 - 5 pm.

September 25: Advisory Board meeting, 5 pm in the Art Room.

October 5 - 26: "Abstract Art with Collage" with Wendy Fitzgerald.  Thursdays, 10 am - 12 noon. $35.  All materials furnished. Register at

October 10: Free Art Film "Raul Dufy" with host Roz Zinns. Tuesday, 2:30 pm, Cribari Conference Room.

October 13: "Making Greeting Cards"  with Mandy Book.  Friday, 1  -  3:30 pm in the Art Room. $10. Register at

October 20:  "In Take for Annual Members Juried Show,"  1 pm in the Art Room.  Juror Julie Cline. Info at

October 23:  Reception for Annual Members Juried Show Artists in Cribari Conference Room, 1:30 - 3:30 pm.  All Villagers and their guests are welcome!

Stitchery Group on Mondays: Patio Room, 1 – 3 pm. Call Roberta at 408-218-8372.

You can learn knitting here!

This website is intended for the use of residents of The Villages, because Arts & Crafts is a Board-recognized club for residents only.

Art Events in Our Area

.East Valley Artists Annual Show and Sale, Saturday September 23  (10 am - 5 pm) and Sunday September 24 (11 am - 4 pm), 5301 McKee Road (Foothill Presbyterian Church)

John Singer Sargent opens at the Palace of the Legion of Honor on February 11.

Kehinde Wiley opens at the DeYoung on March 18.

Ansel Adams opens at the DeYoung on April 8.