Projects and Events

Small Works Sale

Our small works 5×7 fundraisers have been very successful! The artworks have been shown in the lobby at HD South and were available for $20 each. We have also set up shop outside HD South during the Gilbert Days parade. This ongoing fundraiser benefits both GVAL and HD South, with a portion going back to the artist.
Our next small works fundraiser will be announced soon.
If you have questions, please contact us at

House of Refuge is a nonprofit community which includes 88 two-bedroom homes that
are rented to families in need. The office is in the home community at 6935 E Williams
Field Road, near Mesa Gateway Airport. Most residents are women with children
leaving abusive situations. By providing a home and comprehensive wrap-around
supportive services, the nonprofit helps families become self-sufficient and move to long
term housing.

We are so happy the House of Refuge children’s art experiences began in April! The art activity takes place weekly on Wednesdays with at least 3 volunteers each time. There are about 8 to 15 children each lesson. Kids range in age from 5 to 13. The House of Refuge Community Center address is 6935 East Williams Field Road, Mesa, AZ 85212. An email has been sent to our current volunteers with the schedule. Donna Finter is leading this worthwhile effort. Email her at if you haven’t signed up yet and wish to join in this art experience for kids. Tell her if you are willing to plan, demonstrate or help with a project.  Maybe you are fine with any of those roles. Thank you from the GVAL team!