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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

Arts Exhibits and Happenings in and around Glendale:

bullet point imageGallery Glendale at Westgate Entertainment District:
Click here for info

bullet point imageThe Gallery at the Glendale Adult Center:
Gallery Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon-Fri
For more information, email


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City of Glendale - All About Art!
Glendale, AZ - Gallery Glendale Visit Gallery Glendale!
6 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday nights
Gallery Glendale at Westgate, 9380 W. Westgate Blvd.

This gallery features a sampling of Glendale’s art collection, along with art exhibits, events and classes.  For details, click here.
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Annual Funding opportunity for the Performing Arts in Glendale
Application deadline: Friday, April 4, 2014
To motivate, increase and support the performing arts in Glendale, the City of Glendale Public Art Program offers an annual funding opportunity for theater, dance, music and interdisciplinary performing art projects and performances to be held in the city of Glendale. The Performing Arts Partnership Program is designed to offer aid for projects open and free to the Glendale community. Application now available for funding support for projects to occur between July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Deadline for applications: Friday, April 4, 2014.
Click here to download application in PDF format
Click here to download application in Word format

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"Create, Connect, Collaborate" logo with words forming a circle

The New Creative Space at Glendale Main Library
The Creative Space is a community meeting space designed to foster creative expression, artistic exploration, and community collaboration.  The first six months of the Creative Space (March-August) the library will be hosting artists-in-residence who will provide a mixture of structured classes and open labs. Funding is provided by the City of Glendale Public Art Program.
Click here for more information.
Click here to read a press release.

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Last season, Glendale Public Art participated in IN FLUX Cycle 3, a multi-city initiative to activate vacant storefronts with art installations by local artists. The two installations in Glendale by artists Melissa Martinez and Chirstopher Jagmin were on view until August 2013. Click here to view all the installations.

IN FLUX - Cycle 4 gets underway this season starting in-December 2014.  The two artists competitively selected for two installations in Glendale are Shari Keith and Jayme Blue.  Coming late December, look for these artist designed installations at Gallery Glendale at Westgate and at Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center.

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The Annual Glendale Plein Air Painting Competition - February 8, 2014
This annual one-day painting event takes place during the Glendale Chocolate Affaire. 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. The 2014 Plein Air Painting Competition will take place on Saturday, Februrary 8. For more details call 623-930-3557. See last year's winners - click here
Click here for event guidelines and forms.

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Glendale Arts Fluttering Hearts Project

“Fluttering Hearts” - the newest project by artist Saskia Jorda
at the Annual Chocolate Affaire Festival  •  February 7-9, 2014

Jorda’s installation will feature over 4,000 heart-shaped butterflies made of red felt clustered around the historic trees in downtown Glendale’s Murphy Park. Using the iconic images of the butterfly and the heart to create a new hybrid heart-butterfly species, “Fluttering Hearts” playfully references the human biological and physiological response associated with romantic love. Migration and mobility are other underlying themes to this work particularly as they relate to human migratory patterns in Arizona, and are metaphorically represented in this installation.

In addition to experiencing the project in person during the festival, visitors are invited to participate in making the butterflies to add to the installation (or to gift to a Valentine) during the festival on:
Saturday, Feb. 8  •  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday Feb. 9 • 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Worktables and supplies will be set up near the southwest corner of Murphy Park on West Glendale Avenue. For more information, please call Mojgan at 623-930-3557 or email

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Glendale, AZ - Art 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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Glendale Public Libraries Offering Six Library Card Designs
The City’s libraries are offering six library card designs. Each design features a piece of public art from the City of Glendale.

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