Arts and Entertainment in Safford Arizona
Formed in 1985, the Gila Valley Arts Council’s mission is to facilitate the visual and performing arts in this Arizona region through a jam-packed season featuring the finest talent around – locally, nationally and internationally. The organization has brought a variety of talent to the Gila Valley, including performances from the Kremlin Orchestra, the International Children’s Choir, the Arizona Opera, jazz greats and dance companies – among many others!
The Gila Valley Arts Council is also dedicated to exposing children to the great world of arts through its School Residency Program. The program offers daytime performances at the David M. Player Center for the Arts for school children, and also sponsors a number of visual arts workshops. In addition, the Residency Program allows prominent artists to visit local schools in promotion of the arts.
Another notable resource for the arts in Graham County is the Art Guild of Eastern Arizona, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting and promoting artistic development in the region. The AGEA places emphasis on the visual arts through its long list of exhibitions, events and outreach programs. The organization meets at The Little Art Gallery in Thatcher.
The David M. Player Center for the Arts is equipped with two theaters and is an acoustical masterpiece with a rotating auditorium for more intimate performances.
Located at 980 S. 14th Ave.
Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: (928) 348-7070