West Valley Arts Council Seeking Students for Apprentice Artist Program Gallery 37
Surprise, AZ, January 14, 2020 – The West Valley Arts Council in partnership with Estrella Mountain Community College is currently seeking students to participant in Gallery 37, an award-winning youth arts apprenticeship program.
West Valley students, between the ages of 15 and 18, with an interest in the arts, will work with a professional master artist to design, create, and install a permanent public art piece in the West Valley. Under the leadership of Ryan Williams, students will be guided and supported through each stage of the project. Selected students will receive free college credits and a stipend for their participation.
Gallery 37 began in Chicago, Illinois as a city beautification project of Block 37 that included the creation 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.
The 2020 Gallery 37 project will be installed in City of Avondale’s Festival Fields Park. After undergoing a massive renovation, the newly re-opened park includes splash pads, a dog park, skate park, and more.
West Valley Arts Council will be accepting applications until 5pm on March 20, 2020. Interested persons can apply by visiting https://westvalleyarts.org/arts-education/gallery-37/. A digital or physical form can be completed and submitted.
About West Valley Arts Council:
The West Valley Arts (WVA) enriches the West Valley by growing a vibrant and connected arts and cultural community. The West Valley Arts was incorporated as the Cultural Arts Society West in 1969. WVA 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 its inception, the WVA has earned multiple awards including two Governor’s Art Awards. Learn more at www.westvalleyarts.org/about-us/