Arts, Culture & History

Ninos Dancers Whether you want to browse through some of the Valley's best local art or explore the remains of a 1,500 year-old Hohokam village at Phoenix's Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department has arts and cultural attractions for people of all ages and interests. Through unique partnerships with area non-profits, many department arts and cultural facilities are able to offer a full-range of classes and programs.

Art Facilities & Programs

Two city facilities have been a long-time home to specialized fine and performing arts education and exhibition. The Shemer Art Center and the Phoenix Center for the Arts, both operated through partnerships with area non-profits, offer affordable arts programs that put professional arts training in reach of arts lovers of all ages. 

Cultural Facilities and Programs

 These world-class attractions offer visitors a glimpse into foreign cultures, right in downtown Phoenix's Hance Park. Tour an authentic Japanese stroll garden and view a lifelike replica of an Irish farmhouse. The Latino Institute offers special events and workshops on a variety of topics from education to health.

Museums and Historical Sites

From historic home sites to Pueblo Grande Museum's preserved Hohokam village, Phoenix Parks and Recreation's historical sites offer visitors a glimpse into Phoenix's past.