TThe nonprofit Sonora Arts League’s Hidden in the Hills runs Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 21, and Friday, November 26 through Sunday, November 28.
This year’s free, self-guided tour features 192 artists in 45 private studios in the Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree, and North Scottsdale.
The league also announced that Jon Linton’s “Barrio Viejo” photo of the main entrance of a brightly colored mud house will grace the cover of this year’s four-color artist directory.
Linton is a celebrated photographer and activist who advocates for the homeless and other underserved populations. He is best known for his street photography series “I Have a Name” and his calm and breathtaking black and white landscape photography.
“Jon’s photo really captured the mood of our 25th annual event,” said Jane Boggs, a pumpkin artist and studio host who co-chairs the event. “Now that the world is opening up again, we look forward to welcoming collectors and art enthusiasts to our studios for an unforgettable artist studio tour.”
Hidden in the Hills co-chair and mixed media sculptor / studio presenter Joanie Wolter said the choice of cover images is also important because it is the first time that a photographer’s work has appeared on the cover of the artist directory .
“We had a lot of strong entries, but ‘Barrio Viejo’ really stood out,” said Wolter. “It conveys a warm, welcoming message that resonated with us and we are delighted that Jon will be exhibiting his new work during the tour this year.”