Mission

The West Valley Arts (WVA) enriches the West Valley by growing a vibrant and connected arts and cultural community.

Statement of Purpose

The West Valley Arts serves 13 municipalities in the West Valley as an advisory, creator, and coordinator for arts programs including arts venues, grants management, arts festivals, public art, arts education, and regional arts promotion. By creating strategic partnerships we use our resources to grow and strengthen arts and cultural opportunities.

History

The West Valley Arts was incorporated as the Cultural Arts Society West in 1969, and changed its name to the West Valley Fine Arts Council in 1989 to reflect a broader, more inclusive vision. It became the West Valley Arts (WVA) in 2004. WVAC has been central to creating what is recognized as a “high quality of life” for West Valley residents, and is the only multi-disciplinary arts organization of its type and scope in the Valley. Since it’s inception, the WVA has earned multiple awards including two Governor’s Art Awards!

Awards

  • 1992 Inaugural Best of the West
    West Valley Fine Arts – The Arts
  • 1993 Governor’s Art Award
    West Valley Fine Arts
  • 2001 Best of the West: Service to Communities
    Gallery 37
  • 2005 Best of the West: Arts, Entertainment & Sports
    West Valley Fine Arts – Full Season
  • 2007 Best of the West: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
    West Valley Culture and Heritage Blueprint
  • 2008 Best of the West: Arts, Culture & Entertainment
    Big Read – To Kill a Mockingbird
  • 2013 Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce
    Non Profit of the Year
  • 2015 Governor’s Art Award
    Gallery 37
  • 2019 Best of the West: Quality of Life Community Award