West Valley
Arts Council

Enriching the West Valley by growing a vibrant and connected arts and cultural community.

Our Programs

GALLERY 37 is West Valley Art’s award-winning summer youth public art program. For five-weeks, students, ages 15 to 18 years-old, work with a professional artist to design, develop and install a permanent piece of public art for a West Valley city.
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Creative Aging classes are designed for participants ages 55 and up, with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other obstacles. Here at West Valley Arts, we seek to especially serve seniors with limited resources so they too have access to the benefits of the arts.
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Arts Advantage is a series of culturally diverse digital, virtual, and live arts performances for students from West Valley schools. Students learn from, interact with, and enjoy educational yet entertaining, kid-friendly performances such as: Native American hoop dancing, multi-lingual opera, African drumming, and Flamenco.
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Professional Development

WVA connects schools with expert teaching artists in music, visual arts, and general arts education to further support West Valley students. The ongoing music and arts training we provide to teachers trickles back into classrooms and improves the way children learn and experience the arts.
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IMPRINT

Specifically designed to recognize artists of color in and around the valley, this program seeks to highlight those impressions through ongoing exhibitions, workshops and lectures.
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Current Exhibit

IMPRINT African Americans in the Arts

West Valley Arts Council is honored to open the new year with one of our key exhibitions, IMPRINT African Americans in the Arts, featuring local artists Tiesha Harrison, Jerome Fleming, Stephen Marc, Sidney Hurd, Nik Ridley, and Kesha Bruce. These six celebrated artists, together showcase the talent, vibrancy, and collective voice of the African American community.
IMPRINT African Americans in the Arts will be open during the month of February, providing additional opportunities for the community to engage in conversation around historical and contemporary themes in African American culture. Additionally, workshops and lectures are available during the exhibit and throughout the year to take place at the Arts HQ Gallery.
This exhibit is FREE and open for viewing through February 25th. We invite you to meet and mingle with the artists at the opening reception on Friday, January 14th, 4:00pm - 7:00pm.
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Arts HQ Gallery

The Arts HQ Gallery supports Arizona artists and strives to connect the arts and culture throughout the 13 cities that make up the West Valley region of metro Phoenix.
We host several engaging art exhibitions and performances showcasing the talent and creativity of individual artists, musicians, performing artists, various artist groups, our artist members, surrounding municipalities, and organizations.

Besides exhibits, the Arts HQ hosts a myriad of community events, workshops, and lecture series promoting education, healing, understanding, creativity, and wellness. The gallery and its courtyard can be rented for private events such as group meetings, birthdays, wedding receptions.

The Arts HQ also offers internships to college students and a volunteer program for those interested in donating their time to serving the community through the arts.

West Valley Arts Council and its Arts HQ Gallery is located in the heart of Surprise, Arizona, just a leisurely stroll away from Surprise City Hall, Ottawa University, and the Surprise Baseball Stadium, which is the Spring Training home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.

Volunteer Corner

Help us bring our ambitious program of exhibitions and activities to the community. West Valley Arts volunteers perform a variety of duties, from helping visitors find their way through our building to checking people in at events or assisting behind the scenes in our offices. Volunteer positions fall into four general categories: administrative support, onsite event and exhibition help, and private tours assistance.
Volunteer Opportunities
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