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The Glendale Arts Commission - Bringing Artistic Vibrancy to Glendale
Check out our library of videos produced about our programs:

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     Plein Air Artists
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Public Art Program
Art is a form of communication that can serve as a connection between citizens and the city in which they live. Thus, public art has the potential of fostering a sense of community identity. Glendale firmly believes that public art is an essential element in instilling citywide pride and vitality, and therefore, takes its responsibility of enhancing citizens' experience of the arts seriously. Public art driving tour

bullet point imageThe Gallery at the Glendale Adult Center:
Gallery Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon-Fri
For more information, email

bullet point imageNEW! Glendale Arts Council Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibit
Preview Party: Fri., Jan. 6, 7 - 9 p.m.
Free Arts Exhibit: Jan. 7-8, 11-28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Jan. 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Click here for more information.

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City of Glendale - All About Art!
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Call to Artists Artist Opportunities
Click here to learn about upcoming open calls to artists in Glendale and around Arizona. 
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Plein air painter The City of Glendale Plein Air Painting Competition
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Promenade on Palmaire in downtown Glendale
5835 West Palmaire Avenue • Glendale, Arizona 85301
The event is open to artists (18 years of age and older) who paint using the Plein Air technique in oil, watercolor, acrylic or pastel. Plein Air (open air) paintings are executed outdoors. Paintings must be done within Glendale city limits. Canvas size not to exceed 18x24. All artists must bring their own materials and easels and register prior to any work being done. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on event day at the Promenade on Palmaire in downtown Glendale. Between 3:30 to 4 p.m., artists will line up along the Promenade on Palmaire for the judging which will begin at 4 p.m. Award categories are purchase awards and the winning paintings will be accessioned into the city’s permanent art collection. The award categories are:

    • Council Choice Award - $1,000 award
    • Best of Show - $1,000 award
    • Second Place - $500 award
    • Third Place - $250 award

For more information, please contact Mojgan at 623-930-3557 or
| Application (PDF) | Application (Word)

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The Centerline Arts & Cultural Initiative
Rolling Deadline for Applications:
5 p.m. • First Monday of each month • August 2016 to March 2017

The Glendale Public Art Program is pleased to announce an expansion in funding for arts and culture, the 2016-2017 Centerline Arts and Cultural Initiative. The city has developed this program to motivate, increase and support free cultural events and performances to enrich the quality of life and experiences of all Glendale citizens, while increasing foot traffic in the Centerline District. The Centerline District is bounded by 43rd Avenue to the east, 67th Avenue to the west, Myrtle Avenue to the north, and Ocotillo Road to the south. For more information, please contact Mojgan at 623-930-3557 or
Application (PDF) | Application (Word)
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Michael Anderson sculpture Sculpture Donated to City of Glendale
An $18,000 outdoor sculpture by artist Michael Anderson has been donated to the City of Glendale by Mr. Richard H. Whitney & his wife, Mrs. Linda L. Whitney. This generous gift is in memory of Mr. Whitney's grandparents, Clarence & Maude Whitney, who moved from Michigan to the West Valley in the early 1900s. The sculpture has been installed in the Xeriscape Garden near the front entrance of the Main Library,
Video Clip from April 26, 2016 City Council Meeting  | Photo Slideshow
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Art of First Response Check Out the Latest Public Art Project in Glendale!
Excellence in Public Safety: The Art of First Response
by photographic artist, Roni Ziemba
Photographic art from Ziemba’s collection, featuring Glendale Police and Firefighters, will be permanently displayed at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Center. This display allows a brief glimpse behind the yellow caution tape rarely seen by the average citizen. Click here for details, images, and video.
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INFLUX - Temporary Artist Installations

For the last three seasons, Glendale Public Art has participated in IN FLUX, a Valley-wide, multi-city initiative to activate vacant storefronts with original art installations by local artists.

Click here to view the latest Glendale Installation for IN FLUX Cycle 5, "The Weather Room" created by Mary Neubauer.
Click here to view installations from past Cycles.

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Glendale, AZ - Art West Valley Arts & Economic Study
The West Valley Arts & Economic Study has been released by the Americans for the Arts! Lots of great information and statistics on the impact of the arts. Read now
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eNewsletter Keep up to date with cultural events and happenings in the Glendale Community Services Department by subscribing to the Library Insider.
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