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)
Reopening survey: provide input on city's reopening plans.
The city is taking a phased approach to reopening to ensure the health and safety of residents and patrons. Several amenities are now open, with many more scheduled to reopen on June 15. Your input will help us continue to shape the reopening plans in a way that keeps people healthy while also meeting the needs of the community.
Please take a few minutes to answer some questions about the city’s reopening effort: www.tempe.gov/forum. The survey closes at midnight on June 9.
For up-to-date information, visit www.tempe.gov/reopening.