5 Best Art Galleries to Visit Near Phoenix, AZ

As the hub of intercultural and international traffic, Phoenix is home to all kinds of art. The entire valley, from Surprise to Phoenix to Scottsdale, celebrates fine art in various media with diverse artists. So, you do not need to go far if you’re craving a good exhibition. As a starter, check out these 5 art galleries near Phoenix to visit in the coming weeks!

Featured Artist Kehinde Wiley | Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Kehinde Wiley is known first for his portraits based on photos of young men in Harlem. Meanwhile, he is celebrated for his artistic contributions to intercultural understandings. In his portrayals of men of color, Wiley often critiques the subtleties of masculinity and physicality. Currently, multiple works from Wiley are featured at an art gallery at the Phoenix Art Museum collection through gifts and funded purchases.

Arizona Korean Artists | West Valley Arts Council

16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Ste 102 Surprise, AZ 85374

From August 20th to September 17th, West Valley Arts Council is hosting an art gallery or exhibit of Korean and Korean-American artists in Arizona. They’ve kept the artists’ names completely under wraps for now, but you won’t have long to wait to see the art for yourself in Surprise’s Arts HQ Gallery, pictured above.

Oscar Muñoz: Invisibilia | Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Starting September 11th and extending to mid-January, Oscar Muñoz: Invisibilia is an active opportunity to explore ideas like identity and social amnesia. This exhibition features works that hybridize media including photography, drawing, video, sculpture, and more. Moreover, this upcoming interactive exhibition was designed in close collaboration with Oscar Muñoz, the artist himself. Therefore, you will get a full taste of the artist’s narrative and statement through the interactive experience.

Featured Artist Gedion Nyanhongo | JoyEful Gallery

34505 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Gedion Nyanhongo is a celebrated sculptor and his artwork comes straight out of the stone itself. As a self-described personification artist, he demonstrates a life-giving quality as he transforms stones into inspiring figures. With his work strictly adhering to the Shona sculpture tradition of Zimbabwe, Nyanhongo even exclusively imports his stone from his native country to his residence in Arizona. Additionally, he is regularly featured in art galleries near Phoenix at JoyEful . 

Van Gogh Exhibit Phoenix: The Immersive Experience | Lighthouse Artspace Phoenix

4301 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

We know. The heralded Immersive Van Gogh Experience won’t open until August 26th at the Scottsdale-based Lighthouse Artspace Phoenix. However, rest assured as the buzz from around the country about this instillation is no fluke. It’s going to be a must-see event for any Phoenician in love with art and a truly immersive experience. The art gallery near Phoenix, AZ will feature over 500,000 cubic feet of monumental projections of animated Van Gogh oeuvre, from the famous starry night to his sunny golden fields, to portraits and still life.

Featured image credit: Phoenix Art Museum

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