Interested in becoming a Gallery 37 student this summer? Applications are now open!
Since 2001, more than 250 Arizona 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 and more!
GALLERY 37 MISSION
Our mission with this program is to foster creative collaboration while providing vital job skills to further students’ interest in arts education.
To enrich the West Valley by growing a vibrant and connected arts and cultural community. To foster creative collaboration while providing vital job skills
to further students’ interest in arts education.
GALLERY 37 is West Valley Art’s award-winning summer youth public art program. For five-weeks, students, ages 15 to 18 years-old, work with a professional artist to design, develop and install a permanent piece of public art for a West Valley city. Students receive FREE college credits in partnership with Estrella Mountain Community College and a cash stipend for their work.
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.
Applications for 2021 Gallery 37 Summer Program are now open!
Gallery 37 requires a commitment of at least 20 hours per week, with sessions normally being held Monday – Thursday from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
Duration: May 24, 2021 – June 24, 2021
Class Times: M-TH, from 9:00am – 3:00pm
Class Location: In-Person & Virtual
City Partner: Surprise, AZ
Master Artist: Ryan Williams
The 2021 program will be conducted in a hybrid format – a combination of in-person and virtual work.
West Valley Arts Council
- Identify a West Valley City for project
- Contract a Master Artist to guide students
- Recruit and interview applicants and their portfolios from all West Valley cities
Students & Master Artist
- Brainstorm and research
- Begin design process
- Create presentation for the city
- Production and Fabrication
STUDENTS DEVELOP VITAL CAREER SKILLS
- Business Etiquette
- Conflict Resolution
- Interview Techniques
- Marketing and Public Relations
- Proposal Development
- Presentation Preparation
- Project Research
2021 ONLINE STRUCTURE
Because of the 2021 stay at home order, the 2021 Gallery 37 Project was conducted completely online! Master artist Ryan Williams was able to teach via Google classroom and meetings with outside stakeholders were done via ZOOM! Additionally, students connected and collaborated through social media and text!
Past Gallery 37 Projects
2020 – Bug’s Eye View
2019 – Curtain Call
Jesus Espinosh, Katelyn Lysy, Margarita Esqueda, Patience Hare, Kelsie Janeway Jose Rebolledo, Leah Small, Alyssa Ross, Lorissa Olson, Brianna Thaemert Vianka Jauregui, America Marion Trujillo, Alexander Virelas, Lauren Winnie
2018 – Soundbloom
Betsy Etchart, Lichen Frank
Meghan Janeway, Kiera Mitchell, Katelyn Chill, Alonzo Carlos Mejia, Tricia Nguyen Shamelia Ingram, Brianna Thaemert, Manuel Aripe, Lizbeth Vazquez, Rebeca Sofia Renteria Tera Fournier, Melina Zuniga, Alyssa Bradley, Victoria Loving
2017 – Centennial
In the shadow of the Estrella Mountains, these eleven interpretive disks stand as sturdy sentinels telling the story of the geography, culture, history and peoples of the region. Park visitors are invited to explore this walking timeline as each disk tells a story through artistic illustration and historical facts of Goodyear.
Special Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors
- Estrella Mountain Community College
- E2 Innovations
- The Cities of Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Surprise and Tolleson
- Arizona Commission on the Arts
- Arizona Community Foundation’s Summer Youth Program
- National Endowment for the Arts
- Arizona Community Foundation
- Kiwanis of Litchfield Park
- Wells Fargo