In 2003, The Gilbert Visual Art League (GVAL) was started as a part of the Gilbert Fine Arts Association (GFAA) so the group could focus on promoting visual and performing arts within the community. From 2003 to 2005, GVAL operated within the GFAA under the direction of Chuck Lambson and Tammy Cowden. In the summer of 2006, Georgia Mulholland, Lana Leibow, Helen Marquardt, and Andy Kirchberg incorporated GVAL as a separate non-profit organization so they could put more emphasis on the visual art focus of the club.
Since its creation, the league’s mission has been to promote and support the visual arts with Gilbert, AZ. GVAL has hosted six annual community fine art shows starting in 2003. We have partnered with the Gilbert Historical Museum to host the art shows and monthly meetings. We also receive support from the Town of Gilbert. GVAL is always looking for ways to grow within our community. We had a booth at the 2009 Global Village Festival and are hoping to coordinate a second annual art show in the near future.
We welcome artists and art enthusiasts to visit one of our monthly meetings or to subscribe to our newsletter for more information on our programs and events. For more information on GVAL, download our bylaws.