Phoenix Center Association

A nonprofit organization

38 donors

Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to announce the launch of the Art4All Mobile. As we all know, government funding for the arts continues to be cut, and arts programs are being removed from schools at an increasing rate. We are leaping out of our box, literally and figuratively, with our innovative model to combat this problem.

The Art4All Mobile will deliver FREE arts education directly to communities where little or no art opportunities currently exist.

Think of it like a free ice cream truck with art! In partnership with Valley Leadership Class 35, the Art4All Mobile will bring art, music, theatre, dance, and poetry to children of communities in need. The project’s first sponsor, GoDaddy, has taken a stand for the arts by donating $15,000 to get the Art4All Mobile rolling!

Not only that, the Art4All Mobile program has already been awarded a $7,500 grant by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, as the result of the “Art Tank” competition. This seed funding will help pay for artists, instruction and materials.

We need your help too! Please consider donating one of the amounts suggested. Your contribution will make a major difference in the lives of children who would otherwise not have access to art. Thank you!


Want to know more about Phoenix Center for the Arts?

Students have been creating art at Phoenix Center for the Arts (the Center) for almost 40 years. 

How do we do it? Passion, talent, and affordability. We employ passionate local artist-instructors who teach and empower students to "make something" and we always stay focused on the community. For some students, art is a livelihood, for some it's a respite – a home away from home.

We serve both youth and adults, always cultivating the next generation of artists and arts appreciators. After 39 years, we feel we’re doing pretty well.

The Center was established in 1975. In 1993, Phoenix Center Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (also known as PCAA) was formed to support the Center. In July of 2011, the City of Phoenix and PCAA signed a long-term agreement granting PCAA management of the programs. Since 2011 we’ve more than doubled the amount of classes we offer and students we serve.

The legacy mentioned above has built a solid foundation and allowed us to respond to more recent requests for outreach in the community. Looking forward, we are considering methods of sustainability that will allow us to continue responding to the arts and cultural needs of the community.

We offer a multitude of visual and performing arts classes for youth and adults, beginners and professionals. We’ve got ceramics, painting & drawing, glass, metals & jewelry, printmaking, photography, mosaics, music, dance, theatre, creative writing, and, most recently, art classes in Spanish! We also hold a youth camps during Summer, Spring and Fall break as an arts immersion experience for kids 5-15.

Our outreach currently includes locations such as South Pointe Junior High, the Terraces of Phoenix senior center, and the AZ Department of Juvenile Corrections.

We allow usage of our classrooms, music studio, 210-seat theater, black box theatre, and dance studio for very affordable fees.

The Center is home to six other nonprofit resident arts organizations. Residents include Phoenix Children’s Chorus, Radio Phoenix, Artlink, Roosevelt Row CDC, Rising Youth Theatre, and Cyphers Center for Urban Arts.

Rounding out our programming, we produce large free events for the community including the Phoenix Festival of the Arts (now entering its third year) and the newly acclaimed Phoenix Festival de España.

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Phoenix Center Association

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Arts & Culture


1202 N 3RD ST