Westgate Partners with City of Glendale to Offer Art Gallery & Community Classes
Westgate Entertainment District and the City of Glendale have finalized a year-long partnership to bring Glendale residents and Westgate patrons a free community art gallery and art, fitness and recreational 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.
The partnership includes the gallery and an array of classes and activities.
Events and Activities
Wee Readers @ Westgate - Storytime 10:30-11 a.m., the first and third
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.
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Football theme exhibit
Gallery Glendale at Westgate will feature a special exhibit during the month of August, to celebrate football, Cardinals training camp and Glendale hosting the 2015 Super Bowl.
The August exhibit at the Gallery will include a one-of-a-kind collection of football helmets and memorabilia from longtime Glendale business, Max’s Sports Bar and Restaurant.
Max’s is home to the nation’s most extensive collection of football helmets, from college teams to professional and everything in between. A sampling of these helmets will be on display at Gallery Glendale, along with other sports memorabilia and the mascot for the business, Jocko.
During the five-week Gallery exhibit, Max’s will feature a rotating display of the collegiate top 20 teams, as well as a special military helmet display. Max’s will also offer a mystery helmet contest, where visitors can enter to win a raffle for a restaurant gift certificate with a drawing each Friday and Saturday. In addition to the exhibit, Gallery Glendale will offer some activities for attendees to enjoy, such as hands-on activities and games for children and families.
Admission to Gallery Glendale and activities are free and open to the public. The hours of operation during the month of August will be:
Friday & Saturday, Aug. 1, 2 – 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9 – 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15 - 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16 – 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22 – 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, Aug. 29, 30 – 6 to 9 p.m.
September 2014 —————————————————————————————
Art League West
A West Valley non-profit art organization with the mission of encouraging the appreciation of fine art by offering exhibits by the members to the public and promoting educational programs in all areas of visual fine arts.
October 2014 ——————————————————————————————
Peoria Fine Arts Association
Formed in 2001 by members of the Peoria Arts Commission, the association recognized a need for an artist organization in the West Valley, it has grown from a half dozen enthusiastic artists to 50 plus members.
November 2014 —————————————————————————————
Glendale Community College Student and Faculty Art Exhibit
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 utilizing the college’s state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated instructors.
December 2014 —————————————————————————————
Phoenix Artists Guild
These guild members produce and display their art at events and exhibits featuring juried fine art, including two and three-dimensional pieces. They share their knowledge and experiences through exhibits, workshops and art classes. Many of the members also participate in community outreach projects.
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 or Nov. 10. - 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.