Marley Park has a long-standing commitment to the arts. The creative evidence of this commitment is everywhere you turn in our community. Since Marley Park’s founding, West Valley Arts Council (WVAC) has been our key arts partner.
In 2010, Marley Park and WVAC formalized its partnership. The MPCA wanted to provide increased arts programming and events to Marley Park residents, and WVAC wanted to expand its reach and services in the Northwest Valley.
In that spirit, WVAC moved its administrative offices to Marley Park’s Heritage Pool House and expanded its Northwest Valley arts programming to include outdoor concerts, youth arts camps and gallery exhibits.
“Formalizing our partnership has been a win-win opportunity for both organizations,” said Todd Hornback, director of community life for DMB.
Today, both MPCA and WVAC have achieved the goals they set in 2010. Along with these achievements has come positive growth for the organizations, including a need for more community space in Marley Park and for more office space for WVAC.
As of August 2016, the West Valley Arts Council administrative offices will be located within their new Arts HQ gallery in the city of Surprise Civic Center Plaza. Arts HQ is an incredible asset for the city of Surprise, and it’s conveniently just a couple of miles up the road from Marley Park. The MPCA will use the vacated Heritage Pool House office space to accommodate DMB staff working onsite at Marley Park.
“This is an exciting time for Marley Park and also for West Valley Arts Council,” said Hornback. “Our growth has not changed our partnership. Marley Park continues to be committed to the arts and will continue to serve as venue for WVAC programming including art performances, exhibits and education.”
The WVAC focuses on building audiences for all of the arts, driving arts policy forward and championing arts education throughout the West Valley.