Explore Your Artistic Side in Gilbert.Posted 12/03/2019
You already know Gilbert is loaded with culture and hidden gems, but did you know there’s also a buzzing art scene waiting to be explored? From exhibits and classes to festivals and street art, this creative hub has a little something for everyone. Let’s dive right in and cover all the ways Gilbert can delight and inspire.
Art venues and galleries.
If you’re looking to learn a new skill or refine your craft, Art Intersection has plenty of programs and facilities for artists of all levels. Here you’ll learn to make beautiful creations by combining photography and other related art forms. Developing an eye for how different art forms can intersect will push your work and your imagination. There are also two galleries to be explored at Art Intersection. The Ryan gallery features fine art in the form of prints created using traditional and alternative dark room techniques. Gallery 4 evokes strong social, environmental and cultural messages using photography, painting, mixed media and spoken word.
The Art House Gilbert
The Art House Gilbert is a trendy spot to enjoy local art that both serves the community and feeds the soul. Making memories and having good times are a given at this charming venue that offers classes ranging from cookie decorating to canvas painting. Whether you’re looking for a private, public or kid-friendly event, The Art House has you covered.
Art festivals and events.
Gilbert Art Walk
Discover established and rising local artists at the Gilbert Art Walk on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at Water Tower Plaza. Conveniently held during the same time as the Gilbert Farmers Market, families can enjoy tons of artistic expressions like jewelry, painting, photography, woodworking and much more. After all, nothing pairs better with fresh local produce like stunning local art.
Gilbert Off the Street Festival
If you’re the type that likes to celebrate art, head down to Gilbert’s popular Heritage District for the Gilbert Off the Street Festival. You’ll get to groove to live music, enjoy street performances and get a taste of the local flavor with food trucks as well as artisan and craft vendors.
Gilbert Visual Art League Spring Juried Art Show & Fall Member Art Show
The Gilbert Visual Art League is where local artists go to showcase their work and make their mark on the community. A membership here will get you access to exclusive local venues, monthly meetings and entrance in the Spring Juried Art Show and the Fall Member Art Show.
Gilbert Downtown Concert Series
Fall and spring bring fun grooves and good times to Downtown Gilbert with this concert series. The Fall Downtown Concert Series is held at the Water Tower Plaza and sponsored by Dignity Health. The last concert of the season is Monday, December 2 during the annual Holiday Water Tower Lighting where there will be food trucks and carriage rides. Be sure to stop by the Maracay table at the event. We hope to see you there!
If your Instagram is in need of a colorful pop, head to the Zinburger Mural in Downtown Gilbert. This post worthy mural was created by local artist Andy Brown and is the perfect way to make colorful lasting memories.
Culinary Dropout Mural
The lyrics of Tiny Dancer set the stage for a perfect post at the Culinary Dropout Mural created by Andy Brown. Grab a pic with your kiddo and melt the hearts of every follower you have.
San Tan Village “I Love You So Much” Wall
Grab your boyfriend, your family or even your dog and snag a seriously cute photo at San Tan Village. Is there any better public display of affection than stealing a smooch in front of a giant wall that says, “I love you so much?” We think not.
Gilbert is home to one of the most powerful 9/11 tribute murals in the country. Pay tribute to one of America’s most devastating events by gazing at the four granite walls featuring the names of those whose lives were lost. The piece also incorporates an 8-foot steel girder that once held up the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Messages from donors can be found on bricks near the Municipal buildings at 50 E. Civic Center Drive.
This is just the surface of what Gilbert’s booming art scene has to offer. Enjoying life located so close to all these inspiring events is one of many ways Waterston keeps things magical.
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