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WHAM Adult Membership

Welcome to the adult membership section of the site! Here you will find all the info and forms you need to get set up with a membership. If you would like to set one up for your child(ren) that are teens, please click HERE!


If you have any questions, please send an email to:

Gaylia Young  =

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Thank you for expressing an interest in the art movement known as WHAM (What’s Happen’n Art Movement). WHAM Art Association is an organization that primarily consists of over 220 artists from the West Valley of the Phoenix, Arizona area -- which is representing a wide range of artistic disciplines! We are extremely active in the community and love to support local charities, foundations and events.

WHAM’s purpose is to support, advance and promote artistic awareness, participation, and expression in all areas of the visual arts where art enriches the lives of our community and to make art a part of the fabric or our society. WHAM has been promoting activities including group exhibitions, art walks, community participation in public art, gallery shows, educational forums about art history or specific art topics, publications about coming events (community art calendar), demonstrations, art competitions for youth, seniors and specific “at -risk” groups, supporting local schools in classrooms by providing needed art instruction, and an avenue for artistic collaboration between artists, community, and local government.

WHAM primarily promotes the arts in the West Valley being inclusive not exclusive and strives to have a credible organization in place as the West Valley continues to build their cities and businesses. Currently we are the only community art center in the West Valley. We welcome someone of your artistic inclination in our organization, but you don’t have to be an artist, we need advocates as well. You must be 18 years or older for this adult application. Your artwork must be your original work. Some artwork is juried for specific art exhibits and other events are for all members.

WHAM is an organization of volunteers, and each member must volunteer at least 12 hours per year to be a member in good standing and to participate in exhibits. There are many different opportunities to do volunteer work for WHAM Art Association just jump in and you’ll find an area that fits you.

Adult Membership is $50.00 per year. If you are interested, you can fill out the application that is linked to the button below. You will be added to our email list for upcoming events as soon as we get your info.


We email members monthly information about meetings and scheduled events. Our meetings are typically held at 6:00 PM on the third Wednesday of the months (with some seasonal adjustments) at the WHAM building in Surprise, Arizona!

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