March 2, 2017
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West Valley Arts Council
On Display

6th Annual Floral & Botanical Exhibit
March 9 - April 21, 2017
Opening Reception: March 9th | 5-7pm
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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Ikebana Exhibit

Ikebana International
March 24 - 25, 2017 | 10am-4pm
Join the Ikebana International, Sun Cities Chapter #167 at the West Valley Arts HQ Gallery for a special 2-day Ikebana exhibit! Demonstration both days at 11am & 1pm.
Arts HQ | 16126 N Civic Center Plaza | Surprise, AZ
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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
Theater Works

The Pauper Princess
March 3 - 19, 2017
It's a classic story. Two identical-looking people from completely different backgrounds switch places. Rich swaps with poor. Poor swaps with rich. Before Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne, she was just Princess Elizabeth, fending off suitors too old and too fat. Theresa wears rags and scrounges for food. She's so desperate she pretends to be a boy so she can be in a play. When Princess and Pauper come face-to-face, when one becomes the other, when King Henry VIII dies and everyone is vying for the Great Seal of England (and we don't mean the sea animal) who knows what will happen? Maybe Shakespeare has a clue...
Theater Works | 10580 N. 83rd Drive| Peoria, AZ
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Phoenix Chorale
Coro y Guitarra
March 3rd | 7:30pm
Join us for this lush and exotic concert filled with the romantic fervor of Spanish and Latin song.  From the brilliant Romancero Gitano inspired by Frederico GarcĂ­a Lorca's Gypsy Ballads to Astor Piazzola's shimmering Libertango, you will be swept away by the sensual rhythms and shifting colors as the Phoenix Chorale performs these masterworks accompanied by guitar.
17200 N Del Webb Blvd | Sun City, AZ
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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AZ Swing Kings
March 17th | 5-7pm
Cover charge $5, public invited, Info: call 623-584-0065
Birt's Bistro | 16752 N. Greasewood Street | Surprise

"The Great American Songbook and All That Jazz,"
March 18th | 7-9pm Tickets $15,  Info: call 623-566-6001
Ventana Lakes | 10874 W. Chino Drive | Sun City
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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West Valley Symphony

An Afternoon at the Movies
March 12th | 3pm
Great themes from: Star Wars, Superman, E.T., Star Trek, The Magnificent 7, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Laura's Theme, The Pink Panther, Oklahoma, The Music Man, and My Fair Lady.
Valley Vista High School Performing Arts Center | 15550 N Parkview Place | Surprise, AZ
Art Exhibits and Events
City of Surprise

NEU Art Group
February 1 - April 20, 2017
Reception: March 9th | 5-6:30pm
NEU Art Group invites you to see their exhibit in Surprise City Hall. The NEU Art Group formed several years ago. They are a group of aspiring artists from diverse backgrounds, interests and experiences. They bring a wide range of techniques, mediums and subject matter to this exhibit.
Surprise City Hall | 16000 N Civic Center Plaza | Surprise, AZ
West Valley Art Museum

Foto Five: Photography in the Digital Age
January 9 - March 9, 2017
This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Celebration of Artists
March 13 - April 20, 2017
Opening Reception: March 16th | 4-6pm
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 66th Street | Scottsdale, AZ
ASU West

Movies on the Lawn- FREE
Join us for Movies on the Lawn at Arizona State University's West campus the first four Fridays in March, in partnership with the Programming and Activities Board (PAB). Bring a blanket or your favorite lawn chair, and enjoy these pre-release movies on the Fletcher Library Lawn. Carry-in snacks and drinks are allowed, but alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
March 3rd | 7:30pm

'La La Land'
March 10th | 7:30pm

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
March 17th | 7:30pm

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
March 24th | 7:30pm
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Public Art Bus Tour
March 22nd | 9am-12pm
Spend a morning discovering various art exhibits and visual experiences in the city of Surprise! The Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission and Benevilla are joining together in this free bus tour. Participants will visit art locations such as WHAM Art Gallery, Arts HQ and City Hall Galleries and various public art pieces throughout Surprise.  
RSVP by March 15th 623.584.4999 
Benevilla | 16752 N. Greasewood Street | Surprise, 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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Artist Opportunities

Mata Ortiz Potters
March 18-19th | 10am-3pm
Participants will create their own work of art in this hands-on class. The renowned work of the Mata Ortiz potters can be seen at the Heard Museum, both in the permanent collection as well as in the gift shop.  It is characterized by its glossy finish and obsessively detailed surfaces
Cost:  $10.00 donation to WHAM per person per day  
Info: 623.584.8311
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
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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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