Important Update:

Rural Road between Apache Boulevard and Broadway Road will be closed in both directions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 for Union Pacific Railroad work, info here.

Arts, Culture & History

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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.

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Arts & Culture in Tempe Guide PDF 

Arts & Culture Awards

Submit nominations for Tempe Arts & Culture Awards!

The Tempe Arts & Culture  Commission invites everyone to submit nominations for the first Tempe Arts & Culture Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in arts and culture by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to arts and culture in Tempe.

Who is eligible? 
Artists, educators, organizations and leaders whose work has had a significant impact on arts and/or culture within the city of Tempe.

Who can nominate? 
Anyone can nominate a person/organization for an award. You do not have to be a resident of Tempe to submit a nomination.

Click the link to go to the Tempe Arts & Culture Submittable site for complete information and to submit a nomination. 

Deputy Director of Arts & Culture

Ralph Remington


Administrative Assistant for Arts & Culture

Joy Higgins


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