TIA - Tolleson Initiative of the Arts

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The Tolleson Initiative of the Arts (TIA): Unleashing Creativity in Our City

The City of Tolleson is thrilled to announce the Tolleson Initiative of the Arts (TIA), a pioneering venture in public art planning. Designed to weave art into the very fabric of the city, TIA aims to reflect the values, preferences, and community pride of Tolleson's residents.

Goals and Vision

The program's primary objective is to identify key opportunities for public art projects and initiatives, embracing and beautifying venues such as the new City of Tolleson Civic Center. It is the first step in outlining a robust and inclusive vision for public art in our city.

Community Input

The City of Tolleson has recently concluded a community survey where residents were invited to share their insights, ideas, and creativity. We'd like to thank everyone who contributed their thoughts, helping to shape the future of public art in Tolleson. Your input ensures that our city's art truly represents what matters most to our community.

Exciting Initiatives

Several projects are already underway, including:

  • Murals: The newly added murals at the civic center showcase the vibrant artistic soul of our community.
  • Utility Box Art Wrap: Starting this year 2023, this initiative aims to beautify the city's utility boxes with captivating art.
  • Mini Concert Series: Mark your calendars for a series of concerts at the P.L.A.C.E., the new Paseo de Luces Arts Center for Entertainment. Located at 9257 W. Van Buren St., where the City's water feature used to be, these concerts will run on Fridays from 5-8 pm on October 20, November 17, January 19, February 16, March 15. Performers are to be determined.

Discover the Tolleson Initiative of the Arts (TIA) and embrace the mesmerizing world of art in our extraordinary city.

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The P.L.A.C.E. | Tolleson's New Artistic Hub

The City of Tolleson is proud to introduce a new cultural hub, the P.L.A.C.E. - Paseo de Luces Arts Center for Entertainment, located at 9257 W Van Buren St, Tolleson, AZ 85353.

Replacing the water feature at the park, this vibrant stage is more than just a platform; it's a community nexus for the Tolleson Initiative of the Arts (TIA). Serving as both a display space for art projects and a gathering spot for the public, the P.L.A.C.E. promises to be a lively venue where art, live performances, and local commerce intersect. From showcasing local talent to fostering the kiosk business incubator program, the stage is set to become a beacon of creativity and community engagement in Tolleson.

Bring downtown to life and meet up at the P.L.A.C.E. because it's your stage, your community, your P.L.A.C.E.