West Valley
Arts Council

Cultivating art and culture in the West Valley.

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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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


West Valley Arts Council is proud to present IMPRINT Viva La Cultura, on display at the Arts HQ Gallery and Surprise City Hall Gallery, September 23 - October 28th. Viva La Cultura invites viewers to observe, learn, and celebrate Latinx and Chicanx culture through the eyes of artists around the valley. Each artist brings a unique perspective to their craft drawing from their own heritage, personal experience, and creative discovery.

Viva La Cultura will feature the works of Fausto Fernandez, Gloria Cuadraz, and Rafael Navarro at the Arts HQ Gallery.

In collaboration with the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission, the Viva La Cultura exhibition will expand into the Surprise City Hall Gallery. Featuring the works of 12 additional local artists, Viva La Cultura provides viewers with a comprehensive view on culture, history, and creative processes.

Join us for the opening reception Friday, September 23rd from 4pm - 7pm.

This exhibit is FREE and open to the public thanks to the generosity of 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.
Volunteer Opportunities