The Grande Art Museum is located at 319 West Third Street on

the corner of Third and Maricopa Streets.

The building was built in 1929 by Gus Kratzka as the family residence. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.  The building has a rusticated concrete exterior and includes several features that made the summer heat more bearable for the retired banker and his wife.

The house was purchased and opened as The Casa Grande Art Museum by the Friends of the Arts, Inc., in 1987. The Friends of Arts have lovingly restored the building, funded in part, by grants administrated by the City of Casa Grande. 

The Sculpture Garden, which surrounds the house, is filled with works by Arizona artists, donated by A. Thomas Cole, founding member of The Friends of the Arts.  


     David A Fitzgibbons, III, President /Secretary 

     Dan Mace, Treasurer  
     Carol Fairrington, Member      
     Regis Sommers, Member  
     Russell Stephenson, Member  

    Bob Spille, Member

    Jeanette Rhodes, Member

     Marie McGregor, Member

     Vicki Sutera, Member

Casa Grande Art Museum