The Superstition Area Cultural Alliance (dba) Superstition Art & Cultural Alliance (SACA) was established in 2006 by filing Articles of Incorporation with the Arizona Corporation Commission. SACA became a not-for-profit corporation with the Internal Revenue Service in 2007. The charter board members were Theresa Nesser, Edith Krueger-Nye, Joel Coplin, Leland Wilson, Sharon Stinard, Eugene Anderson and Scott Taylor.

SACA was created to serve as an advocate for art and culture within the communities that surround the Superstition Mountains of Northern Pinal County.

SACA seeks to identify and develop public and private funding sources for activities that will enhance public awareness of the vital role the arts can play in the economic and cultural health of a community.

Mission: SACA is dedicated to the encouragement and support of art and culture in the region thorough advocacy, development and education.

Vision: To create a cultural hub that will connect local artists with each other and with the community.

Strategic Goals:

  • Advocate for art and culture in the Northern Pinal County region
  • Connect artists with each other and with patrons by establishing a website that features a directory of artists and a calendar of community events
  • Generate economic support for regional cultural events
  • Network with the Arizona Commission for the Arts and local art organizations
  • Provide representatives to advocate for art and cultural interests in the economic development of the region
  • Seek to develop a regional center for the arts and art education
  • Advocate for the placement of public art in the region

Programs: We have, in the past,  sponsored the Apache Junction Art Show, and the Arts Olympics, a program designed to give area youth an opportunity to sample a variety of art forms and encourage the young participants to identify those that appeal to them.

SACA currently sponsors , in partnership with the Dreams and Legends Art Gallery in Apache Junction,  the Superstition Featured Artist of the Month program,  and is a committed supporter of Apache Junction Boys & Girls Club.

Future Funding Goals:

  • Expand our existing programs with the Boys and Girls Club
  • Establish and support a Community Art & Cultural Festival
  • Provide funding to support community art walk activities
  • Provide funding for public art projects

Community Partners:

  • Friends of Apache Junction
  • Gold Canyon Arts Council
  • Superstition Mountain Museum
  • Soroptimist International
  • Superstition Mountain Rotary Club
  • Horizon Health & Wellness
  • Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce
  • Central Arizona College
  • Boys & Girls Club of Apache Junction
  • Apache Junction Unified School District
  • Artists of the Superstitions
  • Volunteer Center of Pinal County
  • East Side Art
  • Apache Junction Tourism Committee
  • Mesa Art League