West Valley Arts, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, is one of 17 Arizona museums, cultural venues, arts advocacy organizations, performing arts organizations and performing arts venues jointly announcing June 16 that they will require all visitors and patrons to wear masks or face coverings while visiting their various businesses as they reopen.
As these organizations have different venues, exhibits, and programs, each will have reopening dates and other policies and procedures based on their unique circumstances. It is recommended to contact each organization for details on their reopening efforts.
Additionally, some mask requirement exceptions may be made, based on age and special needs, with policies varying among the organizations.
These organizations have also committed that all staff who have any contact with the public will wear masks, rigorous cleaning protocols will be instituted, and other precautions will be taken based on each organization’s COVID-related policies.
The other organizations are Arizona Broadway Theatre, the Arizona Science Center, Arizona Theatre Company, Artlink, ASU Gammage, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Del E. Web Center for the Performing Arts, Flagstaff Arts Council & Coconino Center for the Arts, The Fox Tucson Theatre, the Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Center for the Arts, The Phoenix Theatre Company, Scottsdale Arts, Taliesin West & the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and Tempe Center for the Arts.
Visitors are in most cases required to wear masks, to make reservations or purchase tickets online in advance of their visits so crowd size can be managed in accordance with each space’s capacity while making accommodations for adequate social distancing.
As circumstances evolve, each of these organizations will make future decisions about the requirements of mask wearing individually. People are again encouraged to contact individual organizations regularly for their specific policies and procedures.