Phoenix Center for The Arts

1202 North Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Phoenix Center for the Arts provides opportunities to participate in the visual and performing arts through quality classes and programming. Classes are available for youth, adults and families.

Phoenix Center for the Arts was established in 1975 and operated by the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department until 2011. The Center was slated to close, due to City budget cuts, but the community spoke out.

Committees were formed, citizens organized, and the operation was turned over to the existing nonprofit, the Phoenix Center Arts Association, now known as Phoenix Center for the Arts, Inc. Since its inception, the Center has been a foundation for the arts in Phoenix. However, since the change in model to a nonprofit, it has already grown into a dynamic community center for the visual and performing arts, quickly filling the needs of citizens, schools, and artists alike, all of whom agree that together we can make something.

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