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Arts HQ Gallery
August 10 - October 6, 2017
Opening Reception: September 7, 2017.
5 - 7 p.m.

Exhibit by Sandra Branjord, Debra Goley, Margaret Gorski, Betty Hahn, Diane Kucera, Frances Murphy, Anna Marie Peterson and Elizabeth Pfeiffer.

Lunchtime Theater in Surprise

The City of Surprise in collaboration with the West Valley Arts Council, Theater Works, Phoenix Opera and the West Valley Symphony announced the Lunchtime Theater 2017-18 season. Featuring 6 lunchtime performances to be held in the beautiful 2,500 square foot Arts HQ gallery.

Gypsy: September 14, 2017

A Christmas Carol: December 14, 2017

Unforgettable: January 18, 2018

Jam Session with Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg and Friends: February 8, 2018

A Chorus Line: February 22, 2018

Forever Plaid: April 5, 2018

Location: Arts HQ Gallery, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ.
Time: Performances begin at noon and are 45 – 50 minutes.
Cost: $10.00

Reservations are required. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch or they can pre-order one from the City Café at Surprise City Hall. To place a lunch order, please contact the City Café at 623-222-8900.

Lunch orders from the City Café at Surprise will be delivered to the Arts HQ before the performance.

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HQ After Dark

Enjoy an evening of live music with the Lee Perreira Band at the beautiful Arts HQ Gallery. Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist Lee Perreira combines classic blues riffs with a soulfully textured vocal style leaving his audience instantly captured.

August 23, 2017. 6 - 8 p.m.
Admission: $10.00, $5.00 for students and free for members.

Purchase your tickets below or call 623-935-6384.

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Future Dates: HQ After Dark

Pam Morita
Arts HQ Gallery, Surprise, AZ
September 20, 2017
6 — 8 p.m.
$10.00 or $5.00 for students

Stayed tuned for more dates and concert schedule.

Arts HQ Gallery is located at 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374.

Upcoming Performances

Legends of Song
Aug. 11 - 13, 2017
10580 N. 83rd Dr., Peoria, AZ

Legends of Song is a totally original production, created, written and produced by T.A. Burrows.

Johnny Mathis, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, and Sammy Davis Jr. produced some of the most memorable songs the world has ever known. Now, Act Two Productions is proud to rekindle the memories of these beloved artists and their classic hits with an enchanting new production entitled, Legends of Song.

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Saturday Night Fever
Jul. 21 - Aug. 20, 2017
7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, AZ

Humble paint store clerk by day, stallion dance king by night, Tony Manero lives for Saturday night at the disco! Based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon starring John Travolta, this mega-musical explodes with breathtaking and dazzling choreography and songs from the chart-topping soundtrack including "If I Can't Have You" and "Disco Inferno." Catch the fever all over again!

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Gig Night - Rock Star Academy
Aug. 5, 2017 | 6 - 8 pm
15332 W Bell Rd, Surprise, Arizona 85374

Come see Musical Surprise students performing live at Red Line Grill!

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Upcoming Exhibits

Arizona Yellow Hues, Photography Exhibit by Keith Dines
July. 3 - Sept. 14, 2017
8401 W Monroe St. Peoria AZ

Photography exhibit featuring Arizona landscapes and special natural subjects. Also close-up views of exotic animals. Gallery Hours MTW from 10 am to 4 pm and Th from noon to 6 pm.

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Arizona Military Memories
Apr. 22 - Oct. 29, 2017
21 North Frontier Street Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Drawing from the collections of the ASU Library's Archives and Special Collections and the historic collections of Wally and Maureen Potter and of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, this exhibition invites you to look to the past to experience again the passion and dedication of those who made great sacrifices — even their lives — to answer duty's call.

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Artist Spotlight - David Knorr

Our artist of the week is David Knorr! Be sure to check out his amazing sculptures and glass pieces in our retail shop when the Arts HQ Gallery re-opens on August 10, 2017.

Are you interested in becoming Becoming a Roster Artist or Affiliate?
West Valley Arts roster artist benefits include:
e-blast/social media marketing
website community calendar postings
professional development programs/classes and more.

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Call to Artists - City of Surprise

The Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission is seeking 2D submissions in any medium focusing on comic, graphic and illustrative art to be displayed in our City Hall Gallery. The exhibit will be on display August 28 through November 2.

Deadline to enter: August 18, 2017

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Call to Artists - Western Ave Rocktoberfest

The Historical Avondale Merchants Association is seeking Veteran and First Responder Artists and Crafters for the Western Ave Rocktoberfest Block Party for the purpose of holding a salute to our Veterans and First Responders. The event will be held on Saturday October 21, 2017, 10 am - 5 pm on Western Avenue.

Click below for more information and the application process. Be sure to mention on the application you saw this on the West Valley Art Council's E-Newsletter to qualify for the below prices.

Veteran and First Responder Artists and Crafters: Early Bird Before August 30th: FREE (Includes a tent, table and 2 chairs), After August 30th: $25 (NO tent, table or chairs included)

Artist or Crafter Vendor: Early Bird Before July 30th: $35, July 31st - September 14th: $55, After September 15th: $75

Fine Artist Show and Sale: Early Bird before July 30th: $25.00, July 31st - September 14th: $35.00, After Sept 15th: $95.00 All items must be original. This will be juried for admittance. Fine Artists booths will be set up in Doc Rhodes Park with a wine garden and live music in the gaz

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Internship Opportunity

The West Valley Arts Council is seeking a Marketing Communications Intern.

Duties include:
• Maintaining website content to West Valley Arts Council specifications and design standards.
• Handling electronic and print media activities, press releases, and advertising.
• Managing social media accounts Instagram and Facebook by creating posts relevant to WVAC events and members
• Develop creative hashtags for the public to post under during events to further promote WVAC.

• Strong knowledge of graphic design.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong organizational and computer abilities.

Compensation: Nonpaid - for college credit.

Interested in applying? Email your resume and cover letter to Dasi Danzig at and add WVAC-Internship to your email subject.

Job Opportunity

The City of Goodyear is looking for a Recreation Specialist Arts and Culture.

For more information regarding job description and qualifications go to

Donate Art Supplies

Help supply Arizona classrooms by dontating materials for teachers to the ARTS HQ. Located at 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374. The West Valley Arts Council will distribute donations.

Deadline for Donations: Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.
(or call Bernadette to arrange 602-618-9989).

Fiber As Art Exhibit Opens
FREE. Located at the Arts HQ Gallery.
HQ After Dark Featuring Lee Perreira Band
$10.00 or $5.00 for students. Free for members. Located at the Arts HQ GaIlery.
Labor Day
West Valley Arts Council offices and Arts HQ Gallery are closed for observance.
Fiber As Art: Opening Reception
FREE. 5 - 7 p.m. Located at the Arts HQ Gallery. Refreshments and food will be provided.
Lunchtime Theater: Gypsy
$10.00. Performances start at Noon. Bring your lunch or order from the City Cafe.
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