West Valley
Arts Council

Connecting communities to art and culture opportunities that encourage beauty, unity, and positive human connection.

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

Joe Tyler Solo Exhibition

The Joe Tyler Solo Exhibition, will highlight the artist's many notable contributions to cities and towns throughout the valley. The positive impacts of his beautiful ironwork within our communities is immeasurable. This exhibition brings West Valley cities, communities, and organizations together to collectively commemorate Joe Tyler and his work.

Joe Tyler has many monumental site specific sculptures as well as public parks, gateways, entry features, war memorial, fountains, roadway projects, pedestrian/bike path projects, transit shelters, Kiosks, sculpted signage, lighting treatments, seating, interactive functional art, wall art, neighborhood monuments, bridges, kinetic work, sculpted gates, and ornamental fencing. He fabricates his own designs and work mostly with welded steel, but also sometimes incorporate stone, copper, lighting, glass, ceramic tile, enamel paint, and masonry materials.

"My goal as an artist is to give communities, whether public or private, a piece of artwork they feel connected to because it reflects their own visions, dreams and desires."

Additionally, the Joe Tyler Solo Exhibit will feature works from his former apprentice, 17 year old artist Fayelee Brazis-Pfeiff. In 2021 Faye studied with Tyler,  learning skills in welding and metal work. techniques that Tyler had perfected over years. Now Faye attends high school in the mornings and welding trade school in the afternoons and is excited to continue to challenge herself artistically in the journey ahead.

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.
Volunteer Opportunities
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