West Valley Art Museum

West Valley Art Museum

presents ‘Potpourri of Prints’

The West Valley Art Museum has unveiled a Potpourri of Prints, a new summer exhibit displaying notable national and international artists whose work includes a variety of printmaking techniques including lithographs, serigraphs, etchings, intaglio and the complex mezzotint process in fine art prints. 

Artists Alexander Calder, Armado Pena Jr., Bertha Horta, Susan Rios, Elaine Rothwell and Carol Jablonsky have work on display. In addition, this exhibit features a series of Street Art works and a unique mixed-media series by artist Viggo Vake. The museum is in Peoria City Hall at 8401 W. Monroe Street and is open and free to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Thursdays, it is open from noon to 6 p.m. 

For additional information call 623-972-0635 or visit wvam.org.


Join parks board meeting to hear Paloma second phase plans

Peoria’s Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities Board is scheduled to hear the plans for Paloma Community Park’s second phase at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Copper Hills Church, 27035 N. Black Rock Boulevard. 

During the past nine months, Peoria residents have provided more than 2,300 survey responses and unique suggestions on Paloma’s second phase, which will include the final development of 40 more acres in the park, as well as the connections to surrounding open spaces and trail systems. Residents are invited to join the design team virtually or in person for a facilitated presentation on the new amenity layouts. 

Visit peoriaaz.gov/paloma for the Zoom meeting information and additional details on Paloma Community Park.

Fireworks safety

The Peoria Fire-Medical Department encourages Peoria residents to be safe around fireworks this Independence Day. 

Due to extreme dry weather conditions, fires can quickly spread to a home or into the wildland-urban interface areas. State law, not the city, regulates when permissible fireworks can be bought, sold and used. Permissible consumer fireworks include novelties, sparklers and ground-based fountains. Aerial and explosive fireworks are not permitted in Arizona. In addition, there are several limitations on where consumer fireworks can be used within the city of Peoria. Fireworks cannot be used on city property, including parks, city streets and city sidewalks. They also cannot be used on state land or school property unless a permit has been issued. For more information on permissible fireworks, visit peoriaaz.gov/fireworks. 


Peoria’s All-American Festival includes Sensory Room

 From 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 4, the city of Peoria will host the annual All-American Festival, the largest Independence Day fireworks show in the state, at the Peoria Sports Complex, located at 16101 N. 83rd Avenue. At the event, Peoria will once again offer the Sensory Room, which is a calming, sensory-friendly space for children, teens and adults with sensory-processing needs.

Noise-canceling headphones, weighted blankets, plush chairs and soft toys are available to ensure all attendees can enjoy the celebration. Sensory kits are also available to check out during the event.

The free event kicks off when gates open at 5 p.m. with live music, family-friendly activities, water inflatables, slides, and a wide variety of food trucks and food concessions. Rob West and Micky and the Motorcars will open for headliner Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.

For more information, visit peoriaaz.gov/specialevents.