Don’t spend those summer days lounging around the house! Get creative and get paid to create art! GALLERY 37, the West Valley Art Council’s award-winning youth arts employment program pairs students ages 15 to 18 years-old with professional artists in order to design, develop and install a permanent piece of public art for display in the West Valley. An expert team of master artists lead the six-week program and provide all necessary training and support in each phase of the project.

This school-to-work apprenticeship program results in the creation and permanent placement of a professional piece of public art. Students are exposed to a variety of career opportunities, receive college credits (thanks to our partner Estrella Mountain Community College) and are placed in an environment that cultivates interest in furthering their arts education.

Since 2001, more than 250 Valley students have participated in Gallery 37. Apprentices hail from all over the Valley including Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Waddell, Surprise, Tonopah, and Litchfield Park.

Student apprentices are trained in a variety of artistic disciplines that can include:

  • Mosaic Work
  • Public Art
  • Sculpture
  • Videography/Video Editing
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Art
  • Ceramics

In addition, Gallery 37 fosters creative collaboration, communication and time management, while providing vital job skills such as:

  • Brainstorming
  • Business Etiquette
  • Interview Techniques
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Proposal Development
  • Presentation Preparation
  • Project Research


Organization/Company: West Valley Arts Council
Location: Surprise, AZ
Deadline: April 27, 2017
How to Apply: For more information, visit