Directory of Phoenix Arts and Cultural Organizations


​Phoenix is rich in cultural opportunities and programs, with more than 8,500 performances, 250 exhibitions, 2,000 classes, and 2,500 school programs produced every year. All of this activity annually attracts more than 5 million attendees. 

The combined spending of arts organizations to produce an event and audience spending when they attend an event results in an annual economic impact of more $300 million. 

Visit these or​ganizations' websites to learn more about their season, events, and exhibits​

If you have an organization that you would like added to the list, please send an email to:

Organizations must be Phoenix-based or have a significant presence in Phoenix to be considered

Be sure to include:

  • the organization name
  •  the web URL
  •  the appropriate category/discipline for the organization​ 

For more information about the economic impact of Phoenix Arts and Culture Organizat​​​​ions and audience spending, read the "Phoenix Arts and Economic Prosperity IV" economic impact study​

Music,    Dance,    Theatre,    Visual,    Multidisciplinary,   Film/Photography,  Cultures
Literature and Spoken Word,    Cultural Festivals,    Music Festivals,    Craft,
Historical,    Science and Nature, ​   Education and Instruction,
Service, Support and Councils

​​Many Arts and Cultural venues are accessible by Valley Metro LightRail.  For a downloadable guide to Light Rail stops within walking distance of Cultural Venues visit:

The Arts and Culture Ride Guide​




Arizona Accordion Club

Arizona World Music Initiative

Classical Revolution

Desert Bells International

Downtown Chamber Series

Four Seasons Orchestra

Musica Nova​

Phoenix Blues Society

Phoenix Chamber Music Society

The Phoenix Symphony

Phoenix Traditional Music and Dance

Young Sounds of Arizona



Arizona Bach Festival

Arizona Girlchoir

Arizona Masterworks Chorale

Grand Canyon Men's Chorale

Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix

Phoenix Boys Choir

Phoenix Children's Chorus

Phoenix Chorale

Phoenix Girls Chorus

Phoenix Women's Chorus

ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra

Showcase Concerts

Spirit of Phoenix Chorus

Valley Chamber Chorale

​​​​​​Voices of the Desert​​



Arizona Opera

Phoenix Opera


Arizona Dance Coalition

Arizona Dance Education Organization

Arizona Lindy Hop Society

Backers of Ballet

Ballet and Friends

Ballet Arizona

Ballet Phoenix

Center Dance Ensemble

Dance Motion

Dancers and Health Together

Desert Youth Ballet Foundation

Epik Dance Company

Phoenix Dance Cooperative

Scorpius Dance Theatre

Terpsicore Dance


All Puppet Players​

Black Theatre Troupe

Detour Theatre

Herberger Theater

iTheatre Collaborative

​​Nearly Naked Theatre​

New Carpa Theatre

Orange Theatre​

Phoenix Improv Festival​

Ph​oenix Theatre

Teatro Bravo

Theater in My Basement

Theatre Artists Studio

​​​​The Torch Theatre​

Youth Theatre

Ahwatukee Children's Theatre

Great Arizona Puppet Theatre

Rising Youth Theatre

Valley Youth Theatre


Arizona Pastel Artists Association


Breaking Up Walls

Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art

The Rag Collection

Shemer Art Center and Museum

​Cultural Festivals

African Festival

Arab American Festival

Arizona Matsuri

Arizona Caribbean Cultural Festival

Asian Festival

Dia de los Muertos Festival

India Festival

Pakistan Cultural Organization

Phoenix Chinese Week

Music Festivals

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Red Rocks Music Festival


Alwun House Foundation

Cyphers Center for the Urban Art

​​​Grand Avenue Arts District​

Phoenix Center for the Arts

Phoenix Hostel and Cultural Center

Roosevelt Row

Science and Nature

Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center

Arizona Science Center

Audubon Arizona

Deer Valley Rock Art Center

Desert Botanical Garden

The Phoenix Zoo​


Arizona Jewish Historical Society

George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

Pioneer Living History Museum

Rosson House and Heritage Square

Sunnyslope Historical Society and Museum

Education and Instruction

Children's Museum of Phoenix

Phoenix Conservatory of Music

Release the Fear

Restore Arts​

Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children

Young Arts Arizona

Service, Support, Councils

Act One Foundation

Arizona Artists Guild

Arizona Citizens for the Arts

Arizona Clay Association

Arizona Consortium for the Arts

Arizona Humanities

Arts Council of the North Valley

CALA Alliance

Central Arizona Museum Association

Free Arts

Museum Association of Arizona

Music Therapy Matters

Society for the Arts


Arizona Quilters' Guild

Family Arts Needlework Shop


1 Spot Gallery

Advocates for Latino Arts and Culture (ALAC)

Cultural Coalition

Fundación para las Artes Latino-Americanas

Heard Museum

Irish Cultural Center

Japanese Friendship Garden

Mariachi Pasion

Musical Instrument Museum

Primavera Folklorico Dance Company

Pueblo Grande Museum

Teatro Meshico



Phoenix Film Foundation

Through Each Other's Eyes

Literature and Spoken Word

Arizona State Poetry Society

Black Poet Ventures

Four Chambers​

HomeBase Poetry

​​​​​​La Phoenikera Writer​s' Guild​​

Phonetic Spit

Sa​vvy Pen​