Westgate Partners with City of Glendale to Offer Art Gallery & Community Classes
iStar Financial, owners of Westgate, are providing the city a 3,050-square-foot retail space next to Cold Stone Creamery, at no cost, that is valued at more than $100,000 annually. The space houses Gallery Glendale at Westgate, an art gallery featuring art galleries, classes and activities open Fridays and Saturdays from 6-9 p.m.
Peoria Fine Arts Association Opening reception and awards ceremony: Friday, October 3 • 6-9 p.m.
Formed in 2001 by members of the Peoria Arts Commission who recognized a need for an artist organization in the West Valley. It has grown from a half dozen enthusiastic artists to 50 plus members who live in Peoria and its surrounding cities. Artwork is available for sale. Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.; Sundays, 1-4 p.m. (During the week, special tours can be arranged by calling 623-810-1492.)
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Glendale Community College Faculty Art Exhibit Exhibit Opening: Friday, November 7 • 6-9 p.m.
GCC’s Art Department is dedicated to promoting a learning environment where students can focus on their own visual literacy and its relationship to the world around them. Glendale Community College has state of the art facilities where students can explore the areas of two and three dimensional studies. The dedicated instructors challenge students in their development of critical thinking in both the production and study of various Fine Art disciplines. The multi-talented faculty members of Glendale Community College will showcase their creativity at the gallery in November. The exhibit will open on Friday, November 7 and will be on display until Saturday, November 29. Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays; 6-9 p.m.
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Phoenix Artists Guild Meet the Artists Reception: Friday, December 12 • 6-8 p.m.
Local professional artists will present original artwork in various media. Artwork is avilable for sale. Come in and visit, and if you are in the market for affordable, original art, it may be difficult to leave without something. Phoenix Artists Guild, an organization established over three decades ago, was created to encourage appreciation of fine arts; to promote ethical principles and practices of original art; to promote educational programs in fine arts; and to promote camaraderie, cooperation and encouragement among artists at all skill levels. The exhibit will open on Wednesday, December 3 and will be on display until Monday, December 29 (closed on Dec. 14, 24 and 25). Gallery hours: Every day from 3-9 p.m. (closed on Dec. 14, 24 and 25).
Classes & Activities
Wee Readers @ Westgate - Storytime
10:30-11 a.m., the first and third Monday of each month (except on national holidays)
Stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs geared for children from newborn to five years old. Play with your child to promote their early literacy. Free. No registration. First come, first served.
Yes, I Can! Paint Class
Every Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. - Preregistration required
Your instructor will guide you step-by-step in this fun and exciting art class as you complete a painting in just one class! No experience is required. Just come as you are and leave as an artist. All supplies are included. For any questions, call 602-617-5200. To see a list of paintings that will be taught at each class, visit www.yesicanpaint.net. 2-½ hours. Instructor: CANNIZZARO • $25 (non-resident $30). For dates and to register, click here.
Every Monday at 7:30 p.m. for 6 weeks beginning Sept. 15. - Preregistration required
Learn the basics of guitar playing, warm-up techniques, finger-strengthening exercises, tuning, proper hand positions, posture, note-reading, finger-picking, simplified chords, and how to play simple songs step by step. No prior experience required. Student will be required to provide their own guitar. $8 supply fee collected at class. No class Oct. 13. 45 minutes. Ages 18+. For more information, contact 602-353-9900 or www.pcmrocks.org. Instructor: THE PHOENIX CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC FACULTY. • $80 (non-resident $96)
For dates and to register, click here.