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
The Gallery at the Glendale Adult Center:
Gallery Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon-Fri
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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, to be installed in the Main Library's Xeriscape Garden, is in memory of Mr. Whitney's grandparents, Clarence & Maude Whitney, who moved from Michigan to the West Valley in the early 1900s. Video Clip from April 26, 2016 City Council Meeting | Photo of Sculpture | Photo of Proposed Site
Artist Opportunities Click here to learn about upcoming open calls to artists in Glendale and around Arizona.
Gallery Glendale at Westgate Has Moved! New location:Westgate Entertainment District • 9380 W. Westgate Blvd.
Suite D-102 | View a map (between Crave Waffle Sandwich Creations and Mama Gina's Pizzeria)
Please join us in celebrating a new season of exhibits at our new location at Westgate Entertainment District!
May: "Healing at Its Best" Exhibit by PSA Art Awakenings Gallery hours: 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays or by appointment, from May 6-28 Public Reception: 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 Click here for more information.
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 Mvahabzadeh@glendaleaz.com.
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.
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.
INFLUX - CYCLE 5 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.
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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