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.
African Americans in the Arts
January 20th - February 24
Weaving American Indian Stories
March 3rd - April 7th
Viva La Cultura!
September 8th - October 20th
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
11:00 - Mariachi Pasion
12:00 - Chi'Chino Spirit O'Odham Dance Group
2:15 - Pretty Precise Step Team
3:00 - Teri Tobin & Friends
Local Food Trucks:
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]