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Music & Arts

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

Music Venues

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

Image: @m3ffest

Music Festivals

Music festivals held in the area bring in crowds of thousands, many of whom come from out-of-state to experience the shows.

  • M3F
  • FORM Arcosanti
  • Phoenix Lights
  • Decadance
  • Innings

Image: @m3ffest

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

Image: @sgremy



Art Galleries


Performing Arts Theaters



The Heard Museum was recently ranked #3 Best Museum for American Art in the U.S.

Lonely Planet


Phoenix Art Museum Display

Key Museums

  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Heard Museum
  • Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

Image: @leahxhope

observing art at the Phoenix Art Museum

Notable Galleries & Shows

  • Practical Art, Roadside Attraction
  • Canal Convergence
  • Monorchid Gallery

Image: @leahxhope

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Scottsdale is the largest Musical Instrument Museum in the World, with 6,800+ instruments on display.

Image via MIM

Diverse Cultural Attractions
  • Wonderspaces
  • Desert Botanical Gardens
  • Roosevelt Row First Friday’s
  • Arcosanti
  • 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