The Larry Wilson Gallery provides an opportunity to both emerging and established artists to have a professional, friendly, and accessible space to exhibit their work and share their artistic vision with our community. Located in the Performing Arts Building at the Phoenix Center for the Arts campus, exhibitions in this gallery coincide with First and Third Friday art events in Phoenix.
In Memory of Larry Wilson
Larry Wilson (1950-2013) was an artist, teacher, community activist, and diligent advocate for artists of color in the Phoenix area. A Phoenix native and lifelong resident, Larry was a founding member of Artlink and one of the founders of First Fridays, among numerous other organizations and projects that continue to impact the local community. Larry is fondly remembered in our community for his generosity, passion, and faith.
FORWARD: The Larry Wilson Memorial Exhibit, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition, opened in 2017 and featured selections from Larry’s body of artwork alongside work from his colleagues who ensure that his progress moves forward in support of local artists and especially African American artists.
Commission on sales from the exhibit went to the Larry Wilson Scholarship Fund, providing financial assistance for African-American children and teens to participate in visual arts classes and the Teen Artist Guild at Phoenix Center for the Arts.
August 1 – 29, 2022: “Invariably Cool” – Artist Leonard Wilson
September 1 – 27, 2022: “Subtle Perceptiveness is a Superpower” – Artist Don Robbins