Casa Grande Urban Sketchers

The Casa Grande Urban Sketchers meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Villago Lake near Pinal Avenue. Artists of all skill levels and mediums are welcome to attend. The group sketches what it sees and does not have fees or lessons. Attendees should bring a chair and their own art materials. Maintain social distancing and wear a mask. For more information, contact Brian Downing at 619-462-1526.

VISTA volunteer needed

The AARP Experience Corps in Casa Grande is seeking a VISTA volunteer to work in the community assist with its literacy program, which pairs volunteers with students needing extra help reading. The volunteer will identify and expand marketing and outreach, assist with volunteers and enter and track recruitment activities. VISTA volunteers receive a stipend and other benefits. To learn more about the volunteer opportunity, go online to

Phoenix Art Museum outdoor activities

PHOENIX — Phoenix Art Museum will present a number of virtual and outdoor events in March to provide socially distanced art-engagement opportunities. Indoor, on-site programming, tours and events remain suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A full list of exhibitions is online at Some events include:

  • Outdoor film viewings in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden
  • A virtual lecture with local artist Ann Morton
  • A virtual International Women’s Day event
  • A virtual lecture about the early work of Ansel Adams
  • A virtual educator workshop and information on new, prescheduled virtual classroom visits
  • Virtual meditation sessions

Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at