March 28, 2017
Your bi-weekly newsletter from The West Valley Arts Council
West Valley Arts Council
On Display

6th Annual Floral & Botanical Exhibit
March 9 - April 21, 2017
Get a jump start on spring as vibrant colors and blooming flowers return to the Arts HQ Gallery. Join us at the reception on Thursday, March 9th from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Arts HQ | 16126 N Civic Center Plaza | Surprise, AZ
Image: N. Adams
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Gallery 37

Summer Arts Apprentice Program
2017 Application
The West Valley Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2017 Gallery 37 program! Don't spend those summer days lounging around the house! Get creative and get paid to create art! Gallery 37 is a youth arts employment program that pairs students ages 15 to 18 years-old with professional artists in order to design, develop and install a permanent piece of public art for display in the West Valley. An expert team of master artists lead the six-week program and provide all necessary training and support in each phase of the project.
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Upcoming Performances
Arizona Broadway Theatre

Jesus Christ Superstar
March 17 - April 16, 2017
From the team who brought you Cats, Evita and Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar highlights the last week of Jesus' life seen through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas. A timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of biblical events, and an award-winning rock opera score with songs like " I Don't Know How to Love Him" and " Superstar."
Arizona Broadway Theatre | 7701 W. Paradise Lane | Peoria, AZ
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Ghostlight Theater

Rabbit Hole
March 23 - April 2, 2017
Becca and Howie have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. 
Ghostlight Theater | 13541 West Camino Del Sol | Sun City West, AZ
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ProMusica Arizona

The Unpredictable Adventures of Henry Hicklebee
April 7th | 7:30pm | Scottsdale
April 8th | 7:30pm | Anthem

Ladies and gentlemen, please turn your cell phones ON! This concert is unlike any other concert as it takes audience participation to an exciting new level. Live voting in real time via cell phones will direct Henry Hicklebee to different countries on his worldwide journey to find his family's roots. Both the plot development and the music performed by the chorus and orchestra are dependent upon what the audience chooses, making every performance unique. Beautiful multimedia accents and a live actor presenting the story create an awesome experience for all ages!
April 7th- Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 North Pima Road, Scottsdale 85255.
April 8th-
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 39808 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem 85086. 
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Art Exhibits and Events
City of Peoria

Peoria Arts and Cultural Festival
April 1st | 8am-4pm
The City of Peoria and the Peoria Unified School District honor the community's past and celebrate the future through the Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival presented by Valley Schools. Enjoy live music, art exhibits, art demonstrations, family bike rides, wagon rides, and a kid's zone.
Old Town Peoria | 83rd & Grand
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West Valley Art Museum

Celebration of Artists
March 13 - April 20, 2017
This exhibit is free and open to the public.
Peoria City Hall | 8401 W Monroe Street | Peoria, AZ  
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Holland Gallery of Fine Art

Botanicals Exhibit
February 24 - March 31, 2017
Reception: March 11th | 4:30-6:30pm
Join local artists Mary Bruns and Nancy Christy-Moore for a special art exhibit.
Holland Gallery of Fine Art | 34250 N 60th Street | Scottsdale, AZ
Spring Studio Open House

Nancy Christy-Moore Studio
April 2nd | noon-5pm
Spring Studio Open House at Nancy Christy-Moore Studios with guest artists Phyllis Stringer & Reg McCormick
14300 N. 174th Lane | Surprise, AZ
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Surprise Music and Arts Festival

Music and Arts Festival
April 22nd | 11am - 3pm
Join us for an afternoon of music and arts! Participating organizations: Calibre Academy of Surprise, Paradise Education Center, Musical Surprise, Surprise Community Garden, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors
Calibre Academy of Surprise | 15688 W. Acoma Rd. | Surprise, AZ 85379
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Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission

Public Art Bus Tour
April 22nd | 1 - 4:30pm
Join us for a free bus trip to the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg to see the Cowgirl Up show and then back to WHAM in Surprise for the Recycled Art and Fashion Show.
The bus is free. Entry into the Desert Caballeros Western Museum is $9.00 per person.
The show at WHAM is free. The bus will leave from the Post Office ( 14955 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374) next door to WHAM and you can park in the lot behind the Post office. We will be boarding the bus by 1PM and be returning by 4:30 PM.
Please call 623.214.7537 to RSVP by April 18th, space is limited.
Artist Opportunities
City of Glendale

Funding Opportunity for Performing Arts Projects
Presented:  July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018
To motivate, increase and support the performing arts in Glendale, the Public Art Program is offering up to $4,000 in competitive support funding for theater, dance, music and interdisciplinary performing art projects and performances to be held in Glendale.  The Program is designed to offer aid for projects open and free to the Glendale community.  For complete details read the application document below or contact Mojgan at 623-930-3557 or EMAIL.
Deadline for Applications: April 17, 2017 by 5pm
Musical Surprise

Lessons & Classes 
Musical Surprise is the largest music school in the west valley with an active enrollment of 500 students. Students drive from all over the west valley to take lessons here. While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a student at our studio and find out why we are the west valley's #1 choice for music lessons!
Musical Surprise | 16846 W Bell Rd #106 | Surprise, AZ

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West Valley Arts Council
Become a Roster Artist TODAY!

West Valley Arts roster artist benefits include: e-blast/social media marketing, website community calendar postings, professional development programs/classes and more.
West Valley Arts Council Season Sponsors
2016 - 2017 Season 
APS - Arizona Commission on the Arts - Arizona Community Foundation  -   
   City of Goodyear - City of Peoria - City of Surprise  - Constance W. McMillin Trust  - Dolores Miller Charitable Endowment Fund - DMB  -
Estrella by Newland Communities - Estrella Mountain Community College - 
EPCOR - The Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation - Kiwanis of Litchfield Park -
National Endowment for the Arts -  Orcutt | Winslow
   - Scottsdale League for Arts - SRP - Thunderbird Charities
- USAA Foundation -  Wells Fargo 

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