In observance of Black History Month and recognition of the contributions African American artists have made in our community and the greater culture, WVA presents its newest event IMPRINT: African Americans in the Arts.
Imprint begins on January 22nd with an opening reception for visual artists Joe Willie Smith, Alvin Galloway, Phalen Booker, Wanda King, Kathi Williams, John Neville, and Gedion Nyanhongo. These Arizona artists spark thoughtful and captivating dialogue through visual and interactive concepts.
Imprint will be followed by weekly performances, workshops, lectures, and classes, to take place onsite at the Arts HQ Gallery, as well as around the west valley.
As we adhere to state and local mandated social distancing practices, the opening reception will be by reservation only (free) with a max of 30 people (per hour) in the gallery space at a time. Masks and physical distancing required.
Arts HQ Gallery
The Arts HQ Gallery supports local artists and strives to connect the arts and culture throughout the 13 cities that make up the West Valley region of metro Phoenix.
We host several engaging art exhibitions and performances showcasing the talent and creativity of individual artists, musicians, performing artists, various artist groups, our artist members, surrounding municipalities, and organizations.
Besides exhibits, the Arts HQ hosts a myriad of community events, workshops, and lecture series promoting education, healing, understanding, creativity, and wellness. The gallery and its courtyard can be rented for private events such as group meetings, birthdays, wedding receptions.
The Arts HQ also offers internships to college students and a volunteer program for those interested in donating their time to serving the community through the arts.
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.
Our Collection on Exhibit
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.