Menu Close

Get Connected

Phoenix Center for the Arts


CulturalNon - Profit OrganizationsArts and Cultural Center

About Us

Phoenix Center for the Arts provides arts and culture opportunities for all through education, programming, and advocacy. Located in downtown Phoenix since 1975, the Center has been a dynamic community resource for the visual and performing arts for the citizens of Phoenix, our surrounding neighborhoods, students, and artists.
The Center provides hands-on opportunities for all ages to participate in the visual and performing arts with year-round arts classes open to the public, covering every artistic medium from painting to metal-smithing, music to theatre, creative writing, glass fusing, and more. Offering youth arts camps, arts program outreach to community centers, and residence artists to schools, the Center is dedicated to working with all organizations who are interested in bringing arts experiences to their students or clients.
The Centers' Third Street Theater provides a stage for community-produced performances to have a platform to reach audiences and share their messages through art. A home for artists, both professional and just starting out, Phoenix Center for the Arts invites all individuals interested in exploring the arts to take a class at the Center, or online, attend a performance, or work with the Center to bring artists to you!
Phoenix Center for the Arts is also home to two of Phoenix's most beloved annual arts events, the Mayor's Arts Awards and Phoenix Festival of the Arts. Visit for additional information on all classes and events.