West Valley Arts Council

aka West Valley Arts   |   SURPRISE, AZ   |  www.westvalleyarts.org

Mission

West Valley Arts Council (WVAC) exists to elevate the quality of life for West Valley residents through art and cultural initiatives that encourage beauty, unity, and positive human connection.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Michael Denson

Main address

16126 N CIVIC CENTER PLZ STE 102

SURPRISE, AZ 85374-7495 USA

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Formerly known as

West Valley Fine Arts Council

EIN

94-2769484

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Employment Training (J22)

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West Valley Arts Council Events and Programs

Representing the 13 cities and towns known locally as the West Valley, our purpose is to present quality, affordable, accessible, and culturally diverse artistic programming for residents of all ages. The WVAC serves as an important promotion resource for other arts organizations, community events, and artists. It is through our commitment to Arts Education and its broad applications in greater achievement for our youth that we have achieved some of our most important inroads in accomplishing our mission.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our live performance program, Arts Advantage, presents standards-based performances for 4th grade students from Title One schools. Through lively and talented performers, over 4,000 students a year experience opera, drama, jazz, and other culturally diverse performing arts. For 20 years, our Gallery 37 program has engaged high school students to work with a master artist and local cities to create and install public art that reflects the uniqueness of each city or town and their residents.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

The West Valley Arts Council operates an art gallery in Surprise, AZ. It features local and regional art exhibits in support of local artists. We also support our art members year-round by featuring their art in our retail area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The West Valley Arts Council hosts great events and performances such as the popular Lunchtime Theater Series in partnership with the Surprise Art Commission, our Vision and Sound Motown concert, and our Artisan Market.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Creative Aging program offers high quality, hands-on art making and performing arts classes designed to provide long-term benefits for older adults.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

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West Valley Arts Council

Board of directors
as of 05/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jonathan Robles

Estrella Mountain Community College

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Sandi Staehle

Judy Greene

Community Member

Amanda Sanchez

Ramona Arias

Jimmy Davis

Council Member

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