The West Valley Art Museum kicked off its 40th year with its Treasures of the West Valley exhibit.
The exhibit continues through Thursday, Dec. 3, and features decorative pieces and artifacts on loan from private collectors.
This year the museum, located in city hall at 8401 W. Monroe St., will be featuring the work of younger artists.
“The abstract contemporary designs of a talented college woman are themed with the photography and the poetry of her mother,” the museum described in a news release of what to expect this season. “The quality fine pencil artistry of a 15-year-old young lady seems to show that design talent runs through many generations in this West Valley family. Also on view is colored pencil work by a 27-year-old man with Down Syndrome who for two decades has created and brought recognition beyond Arizona to his intricate design patterns.”
This exhibit also includes examples of Sweetgrass Basketry from the Carolinas, unusual tribal artifacts from African countries, and finely stitched molas from San Blas Islands, as well as a six-foot giraffe created by a Mexican artisan.
Face coverings and social distancing are safety protocols in place inside the gallery and city hall.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays.
Visit wvam.org or call 623-972-0635.