The Regional. GPEC blog image header.

Arizona artist spotlight: Jose Benavides

Meet Chandler-based artist Jose Benavides featured in our art exhibit ‘Greater Phoenix has it all!’

What do you love about being an artist in the Greater Phoenix area? 

I love how the whole valley has opened to the development of the art community over the last 30 years.

What role do you think the arts & culture plays in our community as a whole? 

Art is not a background scene or nice thing to have. It is a major economic engine and driving force that the tech companies use to attract professionals from all over the world. 

What is your favorite art venue/event in the Greater Phoenix area? 

By far, it is First Fridays, Art Detour and the state of the “art” galleries and exhibition spaces. 

For more information about purchasing any of the artwork included, contact Jose Benavides directly: 


Balloon Bridge
Medium: Printmaking
Dimensions: 14” x 20”
Price: $400



Buenos Dias
Medium: Printmaking
Dimensions: 18” x 24”
Price: $700



Visit ‘Greater Phoenix has it all!’ to see 100+ original art pieces by 70+ Arizona artists