Yuma Art Center

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  • The Yuma Art Center Historic Yuma Theatre
    The City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains the Yuma Art Center, which features the 643 seats Historic Yuma Theatre.
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  • Yuma Art Center - Dinner Theater
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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.


 Arty Parties Package  

Upcoming Events and Ticketing

Yuma Art Center Winter Season Events 2016-2017 Calendar 

Yuma Art Center Feburary Calendar


Get Tickets

Historic yuma theatre seating chart

Register for Classes


Call to Artists

Artist Exhibitor Application Form

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 arts@yumaaz.gov with the subject line “Prospective Artist.” Please note that exhibitions are coordinated many months and often years in advance.

Contact Us

Yuma Art Center &
Historic Yuma Theatre

254 S. Main Street
Hours:Tues through Sat. 10am-8pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

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