IMPRINT: Elevating Cultural Diversity in the Arts is a series of annual exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and celebrations recognizing artists of color in and around the valley. We believe artists of color have made significant and positive contributions to our collective culture and communities through the arts. West Valley Arts Council seeks to highlight those impressions through ongoing activities and opportunities to engage with diverse perspectives, places, and heritage. 

Through the IMPRINT program, WVAC also seeks to provide equitable access to resources and opportunities for BIPOC artists and organizations in support of our DEI initiatives. We believe that cultural equity means full inclusion, participation, and resource-sharing in all of our communities and institutions.

IMPRINT Exhibitions 2023

African Americans in the Arts

January 20th - February 24

Weaving American Indian Stories

March 3rd - April 7th

Viva La Cultura!

September 8th - October 20th

IMPRINT Festival 2023

March 11th | 11am - 5pm

West Valley Arts Council’s IMPRINT Festival is a comprehensive multicultural celebration providing a unique opportunity to be immersed in the richness and beauty of the diverse cultures existing in and around the West Valley. 

The one-day event features performances, music, live demonstrations, storytelling, visual arts, outdoor market, food trucks AND raffle prizes! The community is invited to engage and experience culturally rooted activities while learning historical context and significance. 


​The IMPRINT Festival will be located in the City of Surpise’s Civic Center Plaza, adjacent to the new Xeriscape Demonstration Garden.

West Valley Arts Council | Arts HQ Gallery

16126 N Civic Center Plz

Surprise AZ 85374


Live Performance:

11:00 - Mariachi Pasion

12:00 - Chi'Chino Spirit O'Odham Dance Group

1:00 - Aaron White & Anthony Wakeman

2:15 - Pretty Precise Step Team

3:00 - Teri Tobin & Friends

4:00 - Ballet Folklorico de Santa Maria

Local Food Trucks:

Carnivore Creations

Frios Gourmet Pops

Partners & Supporters:

Free and open to the public, The IMPRINT Festival is presented by West Valley Arts Council through the support of community partners and sponsors. 

On Stage Now Entertainment, Surprise Community Outreach, Anderson Windows, APS, SRP and National Endowment for the Arts

Want to be a sponsor in 2024?

For questions and inquiries contact [email protected]

IMPRNT Festival 2023 Photo Gallery