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 1912
- 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
In the Galleries
Children's Museum of Yuma County
On display: June 3 - July 29
Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$2.00 admission per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Call to Artists
Batter Up: The City of Yuma's Ad Hoc Public Art Committee is raising funds for public art to be added to the new Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex. The Yuma Art Center is calling to artists interested in donating their talents to reimaging a softball or baseball bat into a piece of art that will be silent auctioned at the opening and National Tournament Labor Day Weekend. Interested artist? Have a spare bat you don’t mind parting with? Contact us at Arts@YumaAz.gov.
Prospective Gallery Artists: The Yuma Art Center proudly presents works by local to international artists in all media. Exhibitions are selected, coordinated and curated by the Division of Arts and Culture. For consideration, please send your contact information, artist statement about the work you propose to exhibit, artistic resume, and four high resolution images of your work (Jpegs preferred) to Arts@YumaAz.gov with the subject line “Prospective Artist.” Please note that exhibitions are coordinated many months and often years in advance. Both emerging and professional artists are encouraged to submit proposals.
Prospective Gift Shop Artists: For inquiries about presenting artwork in the gift shop please contact the Yuma Art Center at 928-373-5202 or Arts@YumaAz.gov. Prior to presentation artists are met with and work is reviewed by appointment only. No walk-ins please. Please note that all artwork must be display ready (wired/framed/etc.) before consideration.
Historic Yuma Theatre
254 S. Main Street
Hours:Tues through Sat. 10am-8pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
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