Pressing the Point

The Colored Pencil Society of America’s Phoenix Chapter is part of a nationwide organization devoted to the promotion of this familiar and fascinating medium. Guests will be amazed at the diversity of subject matter, surfaces and techniques this Arizona group has achieved. Our show consists of advanced and emerging artists from all over the state. The Arizona Chapter enjoys the camaraderie, education and exhibition opportunities of artists that share the same passion. 

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The Arts HQ Gallery supports Arizona 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.

West Valley Arts Council


Summer Love

Arizona summer has descended upon us and we know the season can be long and daunting. However, artists have been invited to remind us of the beauty of our state. See just what we love about Arizona summers!

Summer Love is a completely virtual show, juried by a select panel of WVA staff, supporters, and partners. Prizes include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash awards, as well as honorable mentions. The virtual exhibit opens June 14th and runs through August 16th. In addition to cash awards, selected winners and honorable mentions will be invited to have their work featured in the Art HQ Gallery located at:

16126 N Civic Center Plz, Ste 102
Surprise, AZ 85374

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Our Programs

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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