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We create community and connection through art.

Our community art program presents the work of beginning and advanced artists within our community, who seek to find their voices through art.

We create community and connection through art.

About Our Community Art Programs

Through our partnerships with agencies serving vulnerable populations, beginning and advanced artists of all ages work closely with Museum educators and professional artists to create original, expressive artwork that represents the diverse perspectives and shared experiences within our larger community. Through our work with groups such as Free Arts of Arizona and Hospice of the Valley, our community art programs have featured the work of unaccompanied and undocumented minors who have emigrated from Mexico and Central America, seniors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and young Valley students working closely with professional artists to amplify their voice and share their experiences through art. Located in the Children’s Gallery in the Education Center, adjacent to the Museum, community art programs add new dimension to the experience of art at Phoenix Art Museum.

Safety Blankets: Discourse on Neurodivergence

Safety Blankets: Discourse on Neurodivergence aims to disrupt misconceptions, spark connections and discourse, and challenge the meaning of neurodivergence. The installation, presented in PhxArt’s administration building, showcases quilt and textile works by 15 artists from Arizona and across the U.S. who depict their lives and experiences as neurodivergent people. Works include 10 intentional universal design

Making Do: Improvisational Structures

Color and texture abound in this installation of art created by members of the Arts Engagement Program. Working together during the fall 2019 session, they experimented with line, color, movement, and an array of art supplies to create an expressive set of colorful collage materials. Then, the artists cut and combined their different color and


On view for a limited time, exhibitions present art from across the centuries and the globe, from iconic fashion to Old Master paintings, contemporary photography to historical objects of Asia.


Featuring more than 20,000 objects, the collection spans the globe, bringing the world to our city, and our city to the world.


Since 1986, Phoenix Art Museum has awarded more than $350,000 to over 200 Arizona-based artists through two annual artist awards opportunities.


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