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Cultural Awakening: Arts & Culture Take Center Stage

Fine art galleries, historical museums, expansive libraries and out-of-this-world destinations like the Challenger Space Center take center stage in Peoria.

Visitors with a flair for the dramatic will enjoy performing arts venues like the Arizona Broadway Theatre and Theater Works located in the heart of Peoria and the many neighboring showcase pavilions around the Valley. Sit back and enjoy the show!


Arizona Broadway Theatre

Singin in the Rain at AZ Broadway Theatre

Attend a show at the Valley's only year-round professional theater company to offer professional musicals and a refined dining experience. Peoria’s Arizona Broadway Theatre is conveniently located in the P83 Entertainment District.

Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Lane
Peoria, AZ 85382
(623) 776-8400


Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is the West Valley's destination for performing arts. The center is a 250 seat theater and home to Theater Works, a non-profit theater company providing some of the most comprehensive programming of any performing arts organization in Arizona.

Drawing more than 130,000 patrons to its programming last season, Theater Works’ expansion of artistic offerings continues to engage larger audiences every year. 

Theater Works was named Arizona Foothills Best of Our Valley 2017 Best Theatre! Purchase tickets and additional information, including a full listing of upcoming shows this eason.


Peoria's Public Art Scene

Self-Guided Walking Art Tour

The city of Peoria is proud to support the arts. Throughout the city, you will see examples of investment in public art, many of which are here in Old Town. Download the Public Art Self-Guiding Tour brochure (pdf) and enjoy the public art pieces owned by the city as well as other points of interest.Family Sculpture at City Hall

Public Art Program

The Peoria Arts Commission oversees Peoria’s public art program.  Funding for art projects comes from the city’s capital improvement projects (streets, parks, fire stations, libraries, etc.) which contribute one percent of the total cost of the projects into a dedicated arts fund.  The arts fund is then used for acquiring public art. 

View a slideshow gallery of the public art throughout Peoria
Download "Who Chooses Public Art" flyer (PDF)


West Valley Art Museum

The Peoria Art Gallery, operated by West Valley Art Museum, is located on the first floor of Peoria City Hall. Admission is free.

Celebration of the Artists Exhibit

The West Valley Art Museum sponsors the annual Celebration of Artists event each year. The Celebration of Artists event is a juried art exhibit that showcases the talents of Arizona artists and is open to the public. Artists may submit 3 pieces of artwork for this show. 

To view artwork from recent exhibits, click the links below:

West Valley Art Museum at Peoria City Hall
8401 W. Monroe St. 
Peoria, AZ 85345
623-773-7053

Hours:
Monday –Wednesday,  10 a.m.  – 4 p.m.
Thursday,  12 p.m.  – 6 p.m.
Also available by appointment.

For additional information, call 623-972-0635 or visit www.wvam.org


Peoria Libraries

Peoria's two public libraries serve as beloved institutions in the city. Both locations offer a breadth of community classes, children's story times and STEAM-based programming,

Peoria Main LibrarySunrise Mountain Library
8463 W. Monroe St.
Peoria, AZ 85345
623-773-7053

Sunrise Mountain Library
21109 N. 98th Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85382
623-773-8650

Please visit the Peoria Library website for details and information.