Welcome to Tempe Arts & Culture!
See a show, take a class, visit an exhibit or gallery in Tempe! Explore all of the creative and cultural experiences the city has to offer at Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe History Museum and Edna Vihel Arts Center. The Arts & Culture Division develops and manages the city's arts and culture programs and services including Arts Engagement and Tempe Public Art. Tempe is dedicated to enriching the lives of the local and extended community by providing life-long engagement through accessible cultural, social, and educational experiences.
NOW OPEN! 2020 Arts & Culture Award Nomination
These awards celebrate excellence in arts and culture by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to arts and culture in Tempe.
Due to Covid-19, award recipients will be contacted and posted on this webpage in-lieu of award presentations at a public event.
Engaged Educator: Such Styles
Creative Entrepreneur: Rodney Hu
Community Impact: Gayle Shanks & Bob Sommer (Changing Hands Bookstore)
Cultural Connector: Evan Liggins
Innovation: FABRIC (Angela Johnson & Sherri Barry)