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Nichole Wiley, Public Information Officer

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Poetry, art & more! Upcoming fall events in Surprise

Surprise, AZ (August 26, 2021) Looking to “fall” into the arts in the next couple of months? You can find amazing arts and cultural events – from theater performances to poetry readings here in Surprise. Check out what’s coming up, and mark your calendar to attend! 


Mayor's Exhibit: A Tribute to our Heroes
September 3-November 11 • Tue.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Opening Reception September 3, 5-7 p.m.
Vista Center for the Arts: 15660 N. Parkview Pl.

West Valley Arts Council in partnership with The Vista Center for the Arts and Ground Floor Artists is proud to announce Surprise's inaugural Mayor’s Exhibit. The exhibit, A Tribute To Our Heroes, marks the 20th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11 and aims to reflect on how the heroes of this day have shaped, and continue to shape, our nation into one of support, togetherness and collective endurance.


City Hall Art Exhibition - “Out of the West” Featured Artist: Sun Bauer
October 4-January 7 • Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Surprise City Hall: 16000 N. Civic Center Plz.

The Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission selects rotating art exhibitions and some permanent pieces of the city’s art collection for display in the first floor lobby and hallway of Surprise City Hall. Enjoy paintings and sculptures by area artists during regular business hours, excluding holidays.

Poetry Slam at WHAM
October 15 • 6-8 p.m.
WHAM Community Art Center: 16560 N. Dysart Rd.

This event features open mic night for poetry, free verse and storytelling! All are welcome to participate as performers and/or listeners. Any established or original pieces may be read. This is a free event and open to the public! No registration needed.

Want to see what else is on the calendar? Arts events are listed online at

City of Surprise 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 | Phone: 623-222-1000

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