Phoenix’s Arts Scene: Music Film TV and Culture

The Phoenix arts and culture scene is an active creative and civic community.  The City of Phoenix Office of Art and Culture is a great source of information on all things arts and culture including theater and performing companies music art galleries museums dance and much more.  The city’s Office of Arts and Culture offers many programs that continue to nurture and support the arts.

More than 130 nonprofit organizations provide arts and cultural experiences including a symphony, orchestra, opera and ballet companies produce and present theater and dance.  Additional organizations include art and history museums, a science center, zoo botanical garden and countless festivals.

In fact, there’s such a rich concentration of arts and culture spanning the city’s unique and interesting communities that there are major annual festivals in almost every Phoenix-area city. Take the family and explore the Arizona Renaissance Festival,  Arizona Scottish Highland Games or the Dia de los Muertos Festival Matsuri.

Museums and galleries celebrate Southwest art and culture as well as classic art genres. The Phoenix Art Museum which opened in 1959 is known for its diverse visual arts collection including exhibitions and permanent collections by artists such as Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell, Annie Leibowitz and Monet. The museum also includes more than 18000 works of American Asian European Latin American Western American modern and contemporary art and fashion design.

The Arizona Science Center in Phoenix features hands-on exhibits,  a planetarium, and the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest. For a list of cultural and creative arts opportunities visit