Discover the Vibrant Arts & Culture of Greater Phoenix
As a Greater Phoenix resident, you don’t just experience arts and culture — you’re a part of it.
The sprawling art hub of Downtown Phoenix includes a world-class symphony, creative event venues, cultural festivals, monthly art walks and prestigious museums, while suburbs around the region boast art centers, museums, music halls and gardens. From galleries to hands-on experiences, there are programs for adults and children alike.
Prominent Performance Art Companies
Five local music venues host crowds over 15,000
Destination music festivals each year
Major music colleges + Numerous niche training schools across the region
Phoenix has a variety of venues that allows the region to host concerts ranging from small audiences to crowds of 15,000-plus.
- Crescent Ballroom
- The Van Buren
- Valley Bar
- The Nash
- Marquee Theater
- Ak-chin Pavillion
Music festivals held in the area bring in crowds of thousands, many of whom come from out-of-state to experience the shows.
- FORM Arcosanti
- Phoenix Lights
Local & Niche Experiences
Phoenix also offers niche, unique experiences in intimate settings for music-lovers and musicians.
- MIM Concerts
- SoFar Sounds
- Lost Leaf Shows
- Nile Theater
- Lakeshore Music
Performing Arts Theaters
- Phoenix Art Museum
- Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
- Heard Museum
- Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
Notable Galleries & Shows
- Practical Art, Roadside Attraction
- Canal Convergence
- Monorchid Gallery
The Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale is the largest Musical Instrument Museum in the World, with 6,800+ instruments on display.
Diverse Cultural Attractions
- Desert Botanical Gardens
- Roosevelt Row First Friday’s
- Lowell Observatory
Endless Art Markets & Festivals
- Phoenix Festival of the Arts
- Scottsdale Arts Festival
- 6th Street Market, Tempe
- Downtown Mesa Festival Of The Arts
- Tucson Gem Show
The Heard Museum was recently ranked #3 Best Museum for American Art in the U.S.