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: Gallery Glendale at Westgate Entertainment District: Consumerism - Dec. 6-28
Gallery Hours: 6-9 p.m., Fri and Sat
Public Reception: Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m.
An exhibition by members of Eye Lounge Artist Collective who examine what does it mean to be a “consumer”? Why do we consume? What are the consequences of our consumption? Eye Lounge Artist Collective is located on Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix, and was founded in 1999 as an artist driven venue for contemporary art in Phoenix. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gallery at the Glendale Adult Center: Phoenix Artists Guild Exhibit - Nov. 26, 2013 - Jan. 24, 2014
Gallery Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon-Fri
For more information, email Kirket1964@aol.com.
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.
City of Glendale - City of Glendale Arts Summer Art Camp 2013
Classes held at Desert Mirage Elementary School,
8605 W. Maryland Ave (South of Glendale Ave.) For a list of workshops, click here. Download Flyer | Register Online Here
INFLUX - CYCLE 3
This season, Glendale's Public Art Program participated in a multi-city initiative to activate vacant storefronts with art installations by local artists. The two artists competitively selected for two installations in Glendale are: Melissa Martinez - Project title: Shimmy, Shimmy, Shake Christopher Jagmin - Project title: Most Valuable Player
Both installations will be featured at Gallery Glendale at Westgate, from June 20 through the end of August. GET ON THE CYCLE 3 TOUR BUS! Saturday, June 22
Join us and the third cycle artists for this one-of-a-kind, air-conditioned ride–your chance to see all 13 temporary installations in seven Valley cities. There will be fun Bingo games and prizes on the bus along with a great lunch! The tour will end in Scottsdale with free admission to SMoCA and great happy hour offers for IN FLUX Tour ticket-holders at AZ88 and Cool Gelato Italiano. Reserve your space now! http://influxaz.com/cycle-3-tour.html INFLUX CYCLE 3 Map: http://influxaz.com/in-flux-cycle-3-maps.html
Eight Organizations to Receive Performing Arts Partnership Program Grants
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. Eight arts organizations have been selected to receive funding in support of programs to be held in Glendale between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. List of organizations and projects selected.
Winners of the 2013 Glendale Plein Air Painting Event
This annual one-day painting event took 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.
See the winners - click here
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
Mural Installation Happening Downtown: Connects Businesses with Artists in Centerline District
One building in downtown Glendale is getting a head-turning look thanks to a new mural that will grace the outer south wall of a longtime downtown restaurant. The mural project is part of Artwerks, a city program that is pairing business owners with local artists to enhance Glendale’s redevelopment and revitalization of the Centerline District along the Glendale Avenue corridor and was
partially funded by the City of Glendale Arts Commission. Learn more | See a larger image of the mural
Public Artwork Adorns Glendale’s Murphy Park
Visitors to historic downtown Glendale will enjoy the most recent public art enhancement to Murphy Park. The artwork, The Enlivened Pathway, adorns the seat wall along the pathway at the top of the park’s amphitheatre. More information (pdf)
The Choice is Art - Campaign for the Arts
The Choice is Art is a 4-year promotional campaign for the arts in Arizona, meant to advance the cultural conversation in Arizona, grow public understanding about the broad-spectrum benefits of arts programs and increase arts participation in Arizona communities, and fortify a privately-held arts endowment whose funds can be utilized in support of statewide arts programs. This endowment, Arizona ArtShare, was established in 1996 and is held by the Arizona Community Foundation. To learn more, please visit www.thechoiceisart.org.
Glendale Public Safety Memorial
The Glendale Public Safety Memorial was dedicated on Jan. 4, 2011. It is located in the Glendale Civic Center Plaza, 5750 W. Glenn Drive. The memorial honors two police officers and one firefighter killed in the line of duty in Glendale. View Public Safety Memorial Page | Watch TV Show
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.
Glendale's Best Arts & Culture Art and culture unveiled in this Glendale 11 favorite program
Viewers travel the city with Glendale 11's Stacy Lloyd and discover Glendale's large collection of public art and
one-of-a-kind museums. This 30-minute show includes interviews with the artists and the inspiration behind the city's incredible art collection. TV Guide (pdf)