Twenty-two creative-minded people formed the Payson Art League in 1978.
Currently there are more 100 members, proficient in a variety of media, according to the group's Web site.
The art league offers workshops by accomplished artists and holds monthly meetings at which demonstrations by experienced artists are given.
The group's purpose is to present the most creative fine art and fine craft to the general public through its programs.
Members of the organization also support art education in area schools by providing art materials and classroom art experience to students of all grade levels. In 2006 they purchased art materials for the children's program at the "Shining the Light in Pine" art show, which featured a celebration of dyslexic artists.
The group also showcases a featured artist each month to help make Rim Country residents aware of the fine talent available.
Their art raffle proceeds from "Neath the Rim" artist shows go directly to school programs.
The group meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month (except November and December) at 6:30 p.m. at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Center, 807 W. Longhorn in Payson.