Gallery 37

Interested in becoming a Gallery 37 student this summer? Applications are now open!
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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.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

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
  • Installation

STUDENTS DEVELOP VITAL CAREER SKILLS

  • Brainstorming
  • Business Etiquette
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication
  • Interview Techniques
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Planning
  • Proposal Development
  • Presentation Preparation
  • Project Research

2020 ONLINE STRUCTURE

Because of the 2020 stay at home order, the 2020 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

Coming Soon

2019 – Curtain Call

Master Artist

Gayle Glenn

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

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2018 – Soundbloom

Master Artist

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

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2017 – Centennial

Master Artist

Guylene Ozlanski

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.

 

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Special Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors

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  • 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
  • SRP
  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • Kiwanis of Litchfield Park
  • Wells Fargo