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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
Presented by the Glendale Arts Council, held in the Fruit Packing Shed of Historic Sahuaro Ranch, 9802 N. 59th Ave.
Preview Party: Fri., Jan. 6, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tickets are $25 at the door, which includes music, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Arts Exhibit: Jan. 7-8, 11-28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Jan. 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This exhibit is free and open to the public for viewing, and available for sale.

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City of Glendale - All About Art!
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The Murph

58th Ave. & Glendale Ave.
Bring your blanket or lawn chair. For more information, call 623-930-3557 or email
  • Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth
    7:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4 & Saturday, Nov. 5
    2-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 & Sunday, Nov. 6

    The Brelby Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth, an epic tale of desire, betrayal and the struggle for power.
    News release

  • Glendale Pipes and Drums Performance
    2-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12
    Please join us as the band performs music from Scotland and Ireland. The band will also play a musical tribute to the US Armed Forces in honor of Veterans Day.
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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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Call to Artists Artist Opportunities
Click here to learn about upcoming open calls to artists in Glendale and around Arizona. 
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Glendale, AZ - Gallery Glendale

Temporary Closure of Gallery Glendale
Starting Sunday, July 31, Gallery Glendale is closing temporarily. Please watch this space for updates on our new location. We’ll soon be back and better than ever!
Click here for more information about Gallery Glendale.

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Aurora Aurora: Painted Night Desert - Presented by the Glendale Public Art Program
A performance art experience by Vessel at Glendale Glitter Block Party
Photo by Scott London, 2015 - Click to enlarge
Click here to view photos | Click here to view a video
On Saturday, January 9, Aurora: Painted Night Desert by Vessel subtly illuminated the urban environment with figures inspired by desert colors—sage green, agave blue and desert rose—wandering with hand-held projectors covering the surfaces of Glendale’s historic downtown with images of the painted desert. It created a moving art gallery of sorts with atmospheric performance. The effect was surreal and striking moving amongst the lights and balloons. The concept, costume design and construction was created by Rachel Bowditch, Vessel’s artistic director and Associate Professor in the School of Film, Dance, and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU. For more information, please contact Mojgan Vahabzadeh, Arts Coordinator: 623-930-3557 or
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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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Plein Air painting Winners of the 2015 Glendale Plein Air Painting Competition
This annual one-day painting event took place during the Glendale Chocolate Affaire on Jan. 31. The event is open to any artist who paints using the Plein Air technique in oil, watercolor, acrylic or pastel. Plein Air (open air) paintings are executed outdoors and from real life. The event was hosted by the Glendale Public Art Program in conjunction with City of Glendale Office of Special Events and the Annual Glendale Chocolate Affaire. The winning entries became part of Glendale’s permanent collection upon completion of the event. To see the winners, click here.
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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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