Artists by the Lake

Come have a great time with us! Artists by the Lake (formerly The Lakeview Art Club) invites you to stop by our studio to view the artwork on display, visit with the artists at work and purchase paintings at low gallery rates. All interested artists are invited to come and  join us.

Category: Arts & Crafts
Location: Lakeview Center – Art Studio (upper level)
Club Contacts:
Club Hours: Monday – Friday

  • 9:00 am to Noon
  • Summer Hours* vary, please contact the club for more information
Special Events: Throughout the year special “Play Days” are hosted by outside Artists or club members sharing/teaching their area of expertise. Watch for notices in the local paper or posted in the Artists by the Lake club room at Lakeview Center.  
Meeting Times: Membership meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 11:45am.  Meetings are held in the Lakeview Social Hall on the second level.  We start our meetings with a potluck/social gathering, (guests are invited to eat lunch for $4 each) followed by a short business meeting, ending with a professional demonstration or other related activity. Annual club membership fees are $10.
Classes: Art classes are available for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Professional artists provide leadership in the classes and hands-on experience in a variety of mediums, i.e. acrylic, oil, pencil, watercolor, pen & ink, etc. Classes usually run 4-6 weeks; cost per class is $10 per class session, payable at the beginning of each month. This may vary depending on the teacher and subject.
Registration – Come into the Art Studio to sign up for classes. For more information call Kathy Phillips at 623-877-9366
Summer Club Schedule

  • Tuesday – Open Studio (monitored) – 9am-noon
  • Tuesday afternoon – Watercolor with Ruth Little (fees apply)
  • Thursday – Open Studio (monitored) – 9am-noon
  • Friday – Open Studio (monitored) – 10am-1pm
  • Check in the Art Room for special events/workshops, or call Kathy Phillips at 623-877-9366 or Janene Geisner at 623-810-9112.


Meet the Artist

September Artist of the Month

Catherine A. Tracy

Catherine A. Tracy

Catherine was born and raised in Lockport, NY near Niagara Falls and Buffalo, NY. She lived in that area until she moved to Sun City in July of 2015. Catherine always loved drawing and coloring. From the age of 12 to 15 she had the rare opportunity to take weekly art classes with a nun at the local convent, Sr. Mary Julie from whom she learned charcoal and pastels. Catherine finished high School, graduated from Alfred State College, married and raised 3 children. After a couple decades, Catherine again renewed her interest in art, taking Tole painting classes and then oil painting.  She and seven other artists opened a local studio/ gallery/ gift shop in an old factory on the Erie Canal where they painted together, displayed and sold their art work, as well as entering shows. After getting settled in Sun City, Catherine joined “The Artist by the Lake.” Her art will be showcased in the glass display case outside the art room at Lakeview Recreation Center. Catherine said, “I hope the people who see my work will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting it.” All RCSC Cardholders are welcome to join The Artists by the Lake. The art room is on the upper level and September hours vary but are generally Tuesday through Friday 9am to noon.