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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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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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

Abstract Distraction

June 14 - July 19

Join us at the Arts HQ Gallery for our latest exhibit, "Abstract Distraction," a collection of abstract art that promises to offer a much-needed escape from the daily grind. In these turbulent times, with the constant buzz of election news and the pressures of everyday life, this exhibit aims to be a refreshing sanctuary for the mind.

Abstract Distraction is more than just an exhibit; it's an experience. We invite you to view the exhibit slowly and take a dive into each piece to draw out your own perspectives and interpretations. This exhibit is a testament to the power of abstract art to transcend the ordinary and offer profound, personal experiences to all who engage with it.

Join us for the opening reception on June 14th from 5-8pm and let Abstract Distraction be your retreat into a world of creativity and imagination.


Arts HQ Gallery

16126 N Civic Center Plaza

Surprise, AZ 85374



Wed - Sat / 10am -4pm

This exhibit is FREE and open to the public thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, supporters and community partners.

Arts HQ Gallery

The Arts HQ Gallery is one of the West Valley’s premier exhibition spaces located in the heart of Surprise, Arizona. The gallery is focused on providing innovative, diverse, and intentional art experiences that are educational and accessible to all people. Each exhibit is thoughtful and carefully curated, working with both emerging and seasoned local artists who seek to engage communities with meaningful work. Our exhibits are free and open daily to the public; primarily relying on the generosity and support of sponsors, donors, patrons, and all who recognize the importance of the arts.

The Arts HQ Gallery executes 6 - 8 exhibitions per year as well as various performances, festivals, and open air markets showcasing the talent and creativity of individual artists, musicians, performers and artisans. Additionally, the gallery hosts a myriad of community events, workshops, and lecture series promoting education, healing, understanding, creativity, and wellness.

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.
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