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Tempe Community Galleries

Exhibition schedules are subject to change

2015 Call for Work Application

Wanted 

Deadline: Oct. 17

Tempe Community Galleries provides original art encounters that broaden the mind, relate to multiple age groups and create interest in a variety of fields and subjects. Exhibitions are meant to inspire thought, enjoyment and discussion. Tempe Community Galleries features a variety of curated, traveling, juried and permanent collection exhibitions ranging from contemporary original art by local and internationally recognized artists to themes of popular culture and interest.

Tempe Community Galleries is managed by the city of Tempe Library and Cultural Services Division of the Community Services Department, which is dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of life for residents. Exhibition spaces are Connections Café at the Tempe Public Library, Youth Library at the Tempe Public Library and Tempe Post Office on Mill Avenue.

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Telephone: 480-350-2867
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Showing in the Community Galleries

Gallery at TCA
TCA Biennial: Copper
Sept. 26-Jan. 31

U.S. Post Office
Minimum Daily Requirements

Aug. 15-Dec. 10
About the exhibition

Tempe Youth Library

Stories from the Heart
Aug. 22-Jan. 14
About the Exhibition

Connections Cafe
Meaning in the Landscape
Aug. 8-Dec. 3
About the exhibition
Gallery exhibitions are supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the Community Galleries

Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Road
Galleries at the Tempe Public Library, provide art encounters that broaden the mind, relate to multiple age groups and create interest in a variety of fields and subjects. Exhibitions are meant to inspire thought, enjoyment and discussion. Past exhibitions

Hours
Youth Library, Connections Café
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Wednesday
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 
Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday 
(Closed on city-observed holidays)

United States Post Office windows
500 S. Mill Ave. (5th Street and Mill Avenue)
This space, located in the heart of downtown Tempe, highlights local artists working in a variety of media and themes. Special emphasis is placed on work that is fun, eye catching and unusual. Artwork appears in the windows on the north and east side of the building. Past exhibitions

Hours 
Visible from the street 24-hours-a-day; 7-days-a-week

 

The city of Tempe has supported several exhibitions in other facilities and locations. Information

 What artists saying about Tempe Community Galleries

Christy-Puetz 

Christy Puetz

"[The Community Galleries offer] one of the best opportunities to show locally. People from all over the Valley and out of state saw my artwork [who] normally would not have."

Jeff-Falk 

Jeff Falk

“Tempe Cultural Services knows and understands the importance of Arizona based artists showing their art here in the state. Not just because is it home, but because the visitors who frequent the state take their cultural stories home. The word gets out that Arizona is a contemporary cultural dynamo.”

Joe-Willie-Smith 

Joe Willie Smith

“My exhibition experiences [in Tempe] over the years have always been very positive. The public response to my work exhibited at the various Tempe spaces has been wonderful. The media coverage that I've received has been very beneficial. Thank you!”

Monica-Aissa-Martinez 

Monica Aissa Martinez

"A library is not a traditional art environment. Consequently, the exhibition introduced my work to a different audience - maybe a broader audience. Libraries are educational facilities and are most known for the general public that frequents them - a good combination… . I also enjoyed receiving personal emails from a few guests that liked the work.” 

Tro-Moody 

Troy Moody

“I find the entire team is consistently professional and fantastic to work with. I would sincerely encourage artists from any stage in their career, working in any media to consider these unique galleries.”