About Gallery 37
Don’t spend those summer days lounging around the house! Get creative and get paid to create art! GALLERY 37, the West Valley Art’s award-winning youth arts employment program pairs students ages 15 to 18 years-old with professional artists in order to design, develop and install a permanent piece of public art for display in the West Valley. An expert team of master artists lead the five-week program and provide all necessary training and support in each phase of the project.
This school-to-work apprenticeship program results in the creation and permanent placement of a professional piece of public art. Students are exposed to a variety of career opportunities, receive college credits (thanks to our partner Estrella Mountain Community College) and are placed in an environment that cultivates an interest in furthering their arts education.
Gallery 37 began in Chicago, Illinois as a city beautification project of Block 37 that included the installation of a summer arts camp designed to revitalize the immediate community while providing job training and arts education to Chicago’s youth. Since 1991, Gallery 37 has expanded to a nation-wide program to include more than 24 U.S. cities as well as the UK and Australia.
Since 2001, more than 250 Valley students have participated in Gallery 37. Apprentices hail from all over the Valley including Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Waddell, Surprise, Tonopah, and Litchfield Park.
Student apprentices are trained in a variety of artistic disciplines that can include:
- Mosaic Work
- Public Art
- Videography/Video Editing
- Graphic Design
- Digital Art
In addition, Gallery 37 fosters creative collaboration, communication and time management, while providing vital job skills such as:
- Business Etiquette
- Interview Techniques
- Marketing and Public Relations
- Proposal Development
- Presentation Preparation
- Project Research
RECENT GALLERY 37 PROJECTS
Gallery 37 is the proud recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Art Award in the Community Category!
Sponsor a Gallery 37 apprentice!
Want to change a young adult’s life? Want to help a student pursue their passion in the arts? Please consider sponsoring a Gallery 37 student during the 2019 season. This award-winning apprenticeship program partners participants with master artists for one unforgettable summer of creativity. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.