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few Art in Oro Valley

The Oro Valley 1% Public Art Program was created in 1997 to enhance the beauty and cultural vitality of the town. The program requires all new non-residential and public development projects in Oro Valley to include a public art component, ensuring that new development projects contribute to the town’s public art collection and help to create a more vibrant and aesthetically pleasing community.

The Oro Valley Public Art Program has been very successful in its mission to enhance the beauty and cultural vitality of the town. There are now over 200 pieces of public art on display in Oro Valley, ranging from sculptures and murals to fountains and mosaics. These works of art can be found in various public spaces, including parks, schools, libraries, and government buildings. See the Town of Oro Valley Public Art for an interactive gallery. 

The Town of Oro Valley’s Department of Community and Economic Development manages the Oro Valley Public Art Program. The department is responsible for selecting and commissioning public art and maintaining and preserving the town’s public art collection. The department also offers educational programs and events about public art to raise awareness of the program and its benefits to the community.

The Oro Valley Public Art Program is a valuable asset to the town, and the program helps to make Oro Valley a more beautiful, vibrant, and culturally rich community. 

Take some time to explore the town’s public art collection. You won’t be disappointed!

A few locations where you can find public art in Oro Valley:

  • Oro Valley Community Center
  • Oro Valley Public Library
  • Oro Valley Amphitheater
  • Tohono Chul Park
  • The Promenade at La Encantada
  • The Bridges at La Encantada
  • Oro Valley Town Hall
  • Oro Valley Municipal Court
  • Oro Valley Police Department
  • Oro Valley Fire Department
  • Oro Valley Water Department
  • Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Department

Public art events in Oro Valley:

  • Oro Valley Community Center
  • Oro Valley Public Library
  • Oro Valley Amphitheater
  • Tohono Chul Park
  • The Promenade at La Encantada
  • The Bridges at La Encantada

Oro Valley Public Art Program:

  • Town of Oro Valley
  • Oro Valley Arts Council
  • Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
  • Pima County
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts

Entertainment in Oro Valley

Live Music

Oro Valley is home to a number of venues that host live music performances. The Gaslight Music Hall is a popular spot for concerts, featuring a variety of genres, from rock and country to blues and jazz. The Oro Valley Theatre Company also puts on a variety of musicals and plays throughout the year. And for a more intimate setting, check out The Filling Station, a local bar that hosts live music on the weekends.

Venues

In addition to the Gaslight Music Hall and Oro Valley Theatre Company, several other venues in Oro Valley host live music and other entertainment events. The Oro Valley Community Center hosts a variety of events, including concerts, plays, and dance recitals. The Oro Valley Public Library also hosts many events, including author readings, book clubs, and storytime for children. And for a more outdoor experience, check out the Oro Valley Amphitheater, which hosts a variety of concerts and festivals throughout the year.

Organizations

Some organizations in Oro Valley are dedicated to providing entertainment and cultural opportunities for the community. The Oro Valley Arts Council is a non-profit organization that supports the arts in Oro Valley. The council offers a variety of programs and services, including art classes, workshops, and exhibitions. The Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce is another non-profit organization that promotes the economic development of Oro Valley. The chamber hosts a variety of events, including business luncheons, networking events, and community festivals.

SAAG Exhibit

The Southern Arizona Arts Guild (SAAG) strives to provide a forum for the appreciation and advancement of the arts. Rotating art exhibits at the Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center and Overlook Restaurant.

The Ventana Gallery at Roche Diagnostics

In 2004, Roche Diagnostics made a commitment to the arts in Oro Valley with the establishment of a community gallery housed within their Oro Valley campus. Through a progressive partnership with Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, the arts have been part of the daily work experience through quarterly gallery exhibitions.

Theater in OV

Do you enjoy a mix of concerts, plays and musicals? Then look no further than the Gaslight Music Hall and Oro Valley Theatre Company for family entertainment, fun and all-you-can-eat free popcorn.
For a list of all Town events, view the main Oro Valley events calendar.

Children's Museum

The Children’s Museum Oro Valley (CMOV) expanded and opened a satellite location specially sized for kids ages 0-5. With an Early Childhood Education focus, CMOV’s exhibits, and programs are designed to stimulate curiosity and motivate learning through play. Arts-, literacy- and science-based activities help get our small visitors ready for school.

Western National Parks Association

Western National Parks Association started in 1938 as a funding source to help the National Park Service (NPS) better serve visitors to Casa Grande Ruins and 17 other national monuments. Today, its efforts support many programs and initiatives that enhance visitor understanding and experiences at 70+ national parks: scientific research, aid for partner park projects, community outreach, and educational programs. Explore culture, history, nature, and more at virtual events or events at The National Parks Store.

 

 

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