Gallery 37 Murals

The West Valley Art Council (WVAC) rolls out Gallery 37 each summer as a partnership between the organization and cities of the West Valley. The WVAC uses a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts to support Gallery 37. As a community project Gallery 37 joins a teaching artist and high school and community college students to design and execute. Local artists and students applied to WVAC to become part of the project. The artist works with the students to develop a design. The design mockup is presented at an Arts Commission meeting. Under the direction of the artist, the students produced the mural, while earning credit at the community college level.

Current mural project:

The rendition of the art to be installed at 83rd Avenue and Deer Village Parkway. The mural will be added to the concrete sound wall.

Gallery 37 murals completed in 2017:

Coalesce Mural at Peoria City Hall

"Coalescence" mural
Has moved to it's new location in Centennial Plaza, over City Hall Amphitheater.

"People of the Sun" mural
Location: To Be Determined

Barrel Cactus - Sculpture by Gordon Heuther

These iconic Barrel Cactus sculptures are being considered as an addition to Deer Village Park before the end of 2018. The artist is renowned International Sculptor, Gordon Huether. Gordon Huether Studio resides in Napa, CA and one of his public sculptures, Aureole, is on display at Peoria's Centennial Plaza in the City Hall Complex. The Barrel Cactus sculptures will be made of dichroic glass and the heights of the three pieces will be ten, six and four feet with diameters of 11’-6”, 5’-8” and 3’ respectively. Water-jet cut curved safety laminated dichroic glass will be mounted to aluminum-channeled pipes and substructures and sit atop poured round concrete, low-profile foundations.

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Public Art Projects Along Happy Valley Road

Project: Happy Valley Road & Lake Pleasant Parkway

For this location, Jeff Zischke's concept was approved by Mayor and Council after juried presentations on Sept 14 and 20 2017. The artwork is currently being built and it is expected to be installed this Fall 2018.  Watch Zischke's presentation


September 2018 Update: Construction of the massive base structure is underway and will soon be transported to its final destination for completion. The lighted structure will welcome one and all to Peoria’s gateway from the north! Watch a video about Blooming Spire on Facebook.


Jeff Zischke at his Studio and Blooming Spire in Transit.

Peoria Arts Grant Program

The Peoria Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 2020 Arts Grant Program for non-profit Arts Organizations. The purpose of the grant program is to inspire, enhance and support the arts in the City of Peoria.

The Peoria Arts Commission will be awarding individual awards of up to $5000.

Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements and submit a grant proposal application to be considered. The opening for the applications is January 31, 2019 and the deadline for submitting the application is April 2, 2019. Applicants must use our new online system at through our website at:

Grant Reporting from Award Recipients from our 2019 Art Grants must be submitted by April 1, 2019 to be eligible to apply for 2020 Art Grants. If you are unable to submit your final report by the deadline, please send a letter of anticipated submittal date and reason to

Applicants will be notified of funding in August 2019 with awards to follow. If you have any questions about the application or the granting procedures, contact Susan Hardiman, Arts Coordinator 623-773-5254

If you have technical issues while using the Submittable application platform, please contact:

View 2018/2019 Arts Grant Program Recipients

We look forward to your submissions!

FY 2020 Arts Grant Timeline
Online Announcement January 31, 2019
Grant Online Application April 2, 2019
Panel Review April 2019
Arts Commission Review May 2019
Council Meeting June 2019
Awards Announcement August 2019
Final Reports Due from Award Recipients April 1, 2020


Artist Application

The City of Peoria welcomes talented artists to help promote the Arts in the community. Submit an online Artist Application

Volunteer in the Arts

Apply online to be an Arts Volunteer

Helpful Art Links

Americans for the Arts
The Western States Arts Federation
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts
West Valley Arts Council
West Valley Art Museum
Theater Works
Arizona Broadway Theatre
Peoria Fine Arts Association (PFAA)


Susan Hardiman, Arts Coordinator
623-773-5254  |

André Licardi, Arts Coordinator
623-773-5193  |

Marylou Stephens, Arts & Theater Manager
623-773-7968  |

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