Yuma Art Center
About the Yuma Art Center
Our vision is for all members of our community to live creative lives by being a part of the arts in Yuma.
The City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department manages the Yuma Art Center in Historic Downtown Yuma. The Yuma Art Center advances the arts by providing distinct opportunities for community participation and artistic growth. With over 100,000 visitors each year, the Yuma Art Center annually produces two full length theatre productions, over twenty visual art exhibitions, holds nearly fifty unique performing and visual arts classes, facilitates the annual summer mural program, screens dozens of films, supports the North End Artists Cooperative, coordinates festivals and special events, and advances public art throughout Yuma.
The Yuma Art Center's signature events include: Tribute of the Muses, Children's Festival of the Arts, YumaCon, North End Art Walk, Art in the Park, ARTbeat, and an annual dinner theatre production.
Advocacy is strengthened through the City of Yuma Parks, Arts and Culture Commission as well as the Ad-Hoc Public Art Committee.
The Yuma Art Center features:
- The 643 seat Historic Yuma Theatre which dates to 1902
- The restored United Building featuring the North End Artists Cooperative
- Four Visual Art Galleries
- Multipurpose Classrooms and Artist Studios
- Pottery Studio
- Artisan Gift Shop
- Black and White Photography Darkroom
Host your event at the Yuma Art Center
The Yuma Art Center is a great place to get creative and is a unique place to host your special event! Check out our rental information and Arty Party packages below.
Upcoming Events and Ticketing
Call to Artists
Art in the Park, February 12, 2017, 12 noon – 5:00 pm in Gateway Park, Yuma, AZ
Art in the Park is a fine arts festival inspired by the infamous “Sunday in the Park on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat. This one day event takes place along the meandering Colorado River in Downtown Yuma. As they chat with artists and select their favorite works, art patrons are invited to sip a mimosa and stroll along the river. Deadline to apply: 5:00 pm, January 9, 2017.
ARTBeat 10, April 22, 2017, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Historic Main Street, Yuma, AZ
ARTbeat 10 is an award winning juried fine arts festival that fills Historic Downtown Yuma with art. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this festival is named for our favorite news beat and is annually attended by thousands of visitors. Cash prizes and awards totaling over $1,000 are presented by the Yuma Art Center. Deadline to apply: 5:00 pm, March 10, 2017.
Prospective Gallery Artists: The Yuma Art Center proudly presents work from local to international artists. Exhibitions are selected, coordinated and curated by Division of Arts and Culture. For consideration, please send your contact information, an artist statement and resume, and four high resolution images of your work (Jpegs preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Prospective Artist.” Please note that exhibitions are coordinated many months and often years in advance.
Historic Yuma Theatre
254 S. Main Street
Hours:Tues through Sat. 10am-8pm
Closed Sunday and Monday