Artists Co-op of Arivaca, Arizona

Please visit us at our gallery on Main Street in Arivaca, Arizona, a gorgeous 23 mile drive on a great paved road from exit 48 off I-19 in Amado!

Open Thursdays thru Sunday, 11 to 4,

and opening early at 10 am on Saturdays!


Make an appointment to visit during

 our closed times by calling 398-9859.

Scroll down to preview our artists and their art!

Here's a brief look at the work of our artists, who all live and work in Arivaca.

David and Paula Perino are our newest artists, offering sculptures, wall art, and whimsical glass pieces of great charm.


The Co-op is now very excited to feature Bart Santello's honeycomb calcite cylindrical candle holders, and slabs!

Jim Hawk brings with him a lifetime of artistic creation in the southwest, most recently in Sedona, Arizona. Come see his hand-carved staffs, painted drums, wood-burned boxes, and so much more!




Diana MacDonell's beautiful stoneware is a treat for the eye, and wonderfully functional as well!  Your chips and dip will never be the same!!!


Nancy Fricchione is a master furniture maker working primarily in mesquite, now creating with her daughter, Mary. Their tables, benches, coffee tables and stools are designed to enhance the natural beauty and flow of the wood. Mary also makes lovely goat milk soaps.

Visit their website

  for more examples of their furniture.

Phil Bastien is another wood-working artist. He creates stunning lamps, candle holders, and bowls from our native mesquite. One of his unusual offerings is mesquite wine bottle stoppers! Each is unique, functional, and a delight to behold.

Peggy Kane makes art which celebrate our natural world as well as pure beauty. Some of her ceramics and small tiles feature rabbits, lizards, birds, and flowers, and others celebrate fairies and spirits. Her animal spirit masks are specially treasured. 

Ellen Dursema creates handcrafted leather clothing, moccasins, and accessories. She also is an amazing tie-dye artist! You'll find baby clothes, shirts, socks, and even underwear to help you express yourself! Ellen also makes beaded jewelry with an emphasis on earrings and necklaces. She uses her leather and beads to make purses, key rings and pouches. 


New this year is a book, Arivaca, Arizona, by Mary Scott, with 94 full-color photos of Arivaca, and its birds, butterflies, critters and landscapes!

Mary Scott is a digital photographer who enjoys photographing just about everything in the desert! She offers a line of complete note cards, as well as more than 125 different art-quality 4x6 prints, and blank photo note cards to complete your mailing. 

You can also buy a DVD of Mary's short films! Follow Mary on Facebook!


In addition to the artists highlighted here, our unofficial town historian, Mary Noon Kasulaitis, offers histories of Arivaca. 

We look forward to your visit!