The Galleria at the YW
The YW in Southern Arizona has been an incubator for change for almost 100 years. We connect and empower change agents who have the vision and desire to make a difference in their own lives and in the public square. The Galleria at the YW is a key part of the community happening here. It is a great new downtown venue for art. But it is more than that. The artists we are inviting into The Galleria are doing something important. Their work is making us think. It’s giving us something to talk about, making us wonder, sometimes making us angry and sometimes making us laugh, but always making us hope. These artists are mostly women, but not always. They are exploring themes that connect to our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. They give us a reason to gather. And you just never know what might happen after that.
But these artists are also all trying to make a living. In our Galleria and our gift shop, we are able to incubate these artist-entrepreneurs. We provide opportunities to emerging artists - many of whom have had their first show here at the Frances McClelland Community Center. Our Galleria manager offers coaching and support as they figure out the "business" of being an artist. And, through the Women's Business Center, we are able to offer formal business training, programs and one-on-one counseling to help these artists succeed.
Regular Galleria Hours: M-F 9am - 5 pm Admission: Free