Public Art Program Art is a form of communication that can serve as a connection between residents 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 residents' experience of the arts seriously. Public art driving tour
The Gallery at the Glendale Adult Center: Gallery Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon-Fri
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Funding Opportunities Click here to learn about performing and visual arts funding opportunities.
Artist Opportunities Click here to learn about upcoming open calls to artists in Glendale and around Arizona.
Forty Artists Participate in the 2019 Plein Air Painting Competition
On Saturday, February 9, forty plein air artists came to downtown Glendale to participate in the annual Plein Air Painting Competition, held during the Chocolate Affaire Festival. All members of Council were present to judge the Council Choice category, which was awarded to Mauriel Morejon. Artist and past President of the Phoenix Artists Guild, Carmen Timm, judged the remaining award categories: Kemlyn Tan Bappe, Best of Show; Steve Caballero, Second Place; Alex Pekala, Third Place. 2019 Winners | 2018 Winners
Sculpture Donated to City of Glendale
An $18,000 outdoor sculpture by artist Michael Anderson has been donated to the City of Glendale by Mr. Richard H. Whitney & his wife, Mrs. Linda L. Whitney. This generous gift is in memory of Mr. Whitney's grandparents, Clarence & Maude Whitney, who moved from Michigan to the West Valley in the early 1900s. The sculpture has been installed in the Xeriscape Garden near the front entrance of the Main Library, Video Clip from April 26, 2016 City Council Meeting | Photo Slideshow
Excellence in Public Safety: The Art of First Response
by photographic artist, Roni Ziemba Photographic art from Ziemba’s collection, featuring Glendale Police and Firefighters, will be permanently displayed at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Center. This display allows a brief glimpse behind the yellow caution tape rarely seen by the average citizen. Click here for details, images, and video.
IN FLUX - Temporary Artist Installations For the last few years, Glendale Public Art has participated in IN FLUX, a Valley-wide, multi-city initiative to activate public spaces with original art installations by local artists. Click on the artist names below to view current and past installations.