The Gallery at TCA offers visitors a warm and friendly environment for thoughtful and engaging experiences. Rotating exhibitions include a wide variety of local and regional artists as well as themes of popular and cultural interest.

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Sept. 30-Dec. 31, 2016 

Every other year, since its opening, the Gallery at TCA celebrated its organizational milestones by presenting exhibitions of Arizona artists working in specific media such as paper, glass, wood and copper ­- traditional anniversary gifts. This year, the TCA showcases an exhibition featuring clay, the traditional gift for 9th anniversaries. Through a highly competitive process 21 artists from around Arizona were selected by a prestigious jury panel. During the run of the exhibition, the majority of the artworks are for sale through the Gallery at TCA.

Jury Panel: Patsy Cox (artist and professor at California State University at Northridge), Peter Held (art appraiser and consultant), Garth Johnson (curator at Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramics Research Center) and Aaron Thacker (Tempe Municipal Arts Commissioner). 


Gallery Hours & Location

FREE admission

10 am-6 pm Tuesday - Thursday
10 am-7:30 pm Friday
11 am-6 pm Saturday
*Open extended hours for some special events.

The Gallery at TCA is located within Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway | Tempe, AZ  85281 | (480) 350-2867

Art After Work

Create your own Masterpiece with friends or coworkers and unwind from the workday at the beautiful Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts.  

Upcoming classes on sale soon:

Oct. Matisse image paper cut outs 3Oct 14 | Matisse inspired Paper Cut-Outs
6 - 8:30 pm in the Gallery. Cost: $35

Towards the end of his life, Henri Matisse created beautiful panels and even whole rooms covered with colorful paper cut-outs inspired by nature.

Join the Art After Work team in an exploration of joyful colors and shapes inspired by anything from coral reefs to flying birds. We’ll be using a variety of materials and tools including paper, scissors, glue, paint and stencils on a canvas backdrop to create our own unique abstract artworks.


van Gogh sunflowers for pressNov 4 | van Gogh inspired Sunflowers
6 - 8:30 pm in the Gallery. Cost: $35

Although van Gogh may not have had the happiest of lives, many of his works have become overwhelming popular symbols of beauty and tranquility. In this class, we’ll be exploring van Gogh’s use of bold colors and even bolder paint strokes to create our own still life version of brightly colored sunflowers in a vase.

KatsyDec 9 | Paint What You Want
6 - 8:30 pm in the Gallery. Open studio, no instructor. Cost: $25

Back by popular demand and just in time for the holidays. Love to paint but are stretched on free time? We’ll make your art making experience easy by setting up your canvas, easels and paints for you. We’ll even clean-up afterwards. Take charge of your own creativity and paint your own personal masterpiece. (Stuck on ideas? We’ll provide inspirational hand-outs!) Try it, you’ll like it.

For more information on upcoming Art After Work events including prices, please visit the Art After Work page.


Call for Art

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Tempe is seeking Arizona visual artists to participate in unique exhibitions in high traffic public spaces such as the Tempe Public Library and the Post Office on Mill Avenue.

NEW: Open call for art, no pre-planned themes. Artists will be chosen by a jury panel. 2017 exhibition dates and locations are determined by the city. All media will be considered.

Jury panelists include Justin Germain, freelance curator/consultant; Frank Gonzales, artist; Molly Koehn, artist.

Call for Art
Application Guidelines

No application fee
Deadline: 5 pm, October 14, 2016

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Tempe Galleries

Local artists, local themes and local interest. 


Tempe Galleries provide art encounters that are fun, eye catching and relate to a local audience. Exhibitions are meant to inspire thought, enjoyment and discussion for all ages. Tempe’s satellite galleries include three art spaces at the Tempe Public Library (Youth Library, Connections Café and 2nd floor lobby) and the four storefront windows at the Tempe Post office on Mill Avenue. Visit the Tempe Galleries page for more information. 



Tempe Galleries (formerly Tempe Community Galleries) is a satellite program of the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts. This year, Tempe is seeking Arizona visual artists to participate in unique exhibitions in high traffic public spaces such as the Tempe Public Library and the Post Office on Mill Avenue. 
*Photo credit Miachelle DePiano
*Photo credit Miachelle DePiano

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