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A Message from the Executive Director

Gallery 37
Award-winning Summer Arts Employment Program For Teens 15-18


Sponsor a Gallery 37 apprentice. Want to change a young adult’s life? Want to help a student pursue their passion in the arts? Please consider sponsoring a Gallery 37 student during the 2014 season. This award-winning apprenticeship program partners participants with master artists for one unforgettable summer of creativity. 


Don't spend those summer days lounging around the house! Get creative and get paid to create art! GALLERY 37, WVAC's award-winning youth arts employment program apprentices 15 to 18 year-old students with professional artists in order to design, develop and install a permanent piece of public art for display in the West Valley. An expert team of master artists lead the six-week program and provide all necessary training and support in each phase of the project.

Since 2001, more than 100 Valley students have participated in Gallery 37. Apprentices hail from all over the Valley including Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Waddell, Surprise, Tonopah, and Litchfield Park.

Gallery 37 began in Chicago, Illinois as a city beautification project of Block 37 that included the installation of a summer arts camp designed to revitalize the immediate community while providing job training and arts education to Chicago's youth. Since 1991, Gallery 37 has expanded to a nation-wide program to include more than 24 U.S. cities as well as the UK and Australia.

  Student apprentices are trained in a variety of artistic disciplines that can include:

   •  Mosaic Work

   •  Public Art

   •  Sculpture

   •  Videography/Video Editing

•  Photography

•  Graphic Design

•  Digital Art

•  Ceramics


  In addition, Gallery 37 fosters creative collaboration, communication and time 

  management, while providing vital job skills such as:

   •  Brainstorming

   •  Business Etiquette

   •  Interview Techniques

   •  Marketing and Public Relations

•  Proposal Development

•  Presentation Preparation

•  Project Research



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Past Gallery 37 Projects