City of Surprise News

Posted on: April 20, 2017

Help shape our Arts and Culture Master Plan

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Surprise is developing its first Arts & Culture Master Plan, and we need your help shaping it! The master plan will help us to better express the uniqueness and artistic vitality of Surprise by setting the standard and strategic direction for how we continue to implement and enjoy arts and culture in our community. 

The city’s Community Development Department and Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission will be working with consultant, Designing Local, throughout the 18-month development process. 

The initial phase is about capturing the essence of Surprise. If you live, work, or invest in the city, we want you to tell us what makes Surprise interesting, unique, a great place to visit or a great place to call home. Share your thoughts by taking a survey and sharing images, stories, sketches and more on the Arts and Culture Master Plan webpage at

The information we gather will be used to create a draft Arts and Culture Master Plan. That plan will be available online and presented at public and stakeholder meetings for input. In fall 2018, the plan will go before the Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission for review and comment, and subsequently to the City Council for potential adoption. 

For more information, please contact Joshua Mike at or 623.222.3134.

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