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Gallery at TCA

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The Gallery at TCA provides visitors a space for thoughtful and engaging art experiences. Free admission, tours and outreach programs are available year-round. Large-scale rotating exhibitions include a wide variety of local, regional and international artists, as well as themes of popular culture and interest.

The Gallery at TCA and its sister program, Tempe Galleries, have produced more than 150 large and small-scale art exhibitions and have featured more than 2,500 artists over the past ten years. Combined, these exhibitions reach an estimated 4 million people each year. New and exciting exhibitions continue to be developed with a special focus to broaden the mind, relate to multiple age groups and create interest in a variety of fields and subjects.

Summer Gallery Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday       10 am - 5 pm
Saturday                     11 am - 5 pm 

Open during some special events
Free Admission 

Phone Number:  (480) 350-2867

Summer Exhibition:


Life * Art * Science

May 24 - Aug 31

 Water is on a lot of peoples' minds these days, from concerns about conservation to plans for summer recreation. This exhibition explores water as seen and interpreted through the eyes of artists. The artworks and displays reflect a wide range of water-themed topics including sustainability, mythology, history, science and beauty. The exhibition also includes interactive activities, live artist demonstrations and multiple workshop opportunities for all ages.

It may be hot outside, but the Gallery at TCA offers a cool respite for thoughtful and creative experiences.

 (Image credit: Artist Abbey Messmer) 

Meet Artists-in-Residence (through Aug 3):
Meet local artists working in studio spaces right inside the Gallery.
Artists: Laura Spalding Best, Jerry Jacobson and Brandi Lee Cooper

Exhibiting Artists: Caroline Estelle, Marianna Foster, Harold Lohner, Abbey Messmer, Ellen Nemetz, Taylor Peak, Emily Ritter, Justin Rodier and Maria Salenger and Kendra Sollars.

Arts & Sciences Workshops
Saturdays | 11 am - 2 pm | Gallery | Free | No RSVP | All Ages
Each workshop includes activities, discussions and opportunities for learning for any age group.
Families will enjoy the make and take art activities while adult audiences may enjoy artist led discussions and demonstrations.

July 20 Workshop - Artist holding cyanotype mirror - 5587/20: Taylor Peak, Water, Chemistry & Photography (photography)
Join artist Taylor Peak in the Gallery at TCA for a free, cool, indoor hands-on workshop centered around the photographic process of cyanotype - also known as blueprint making.

Have fun making your own blueprints with assorted objects, fabrics, flora, old negatives and learning about the process cyanotype.





July 27 workshop7/27: Jerry Jacobson, Rust Farm Prints (multi-media art prints)
Join artist-in-residence Jerry Jacobson for an art-making adventure with rust and ink. Participants will be playing with paper, found objects, rust, ink and water to create one of a kind small prints inspired by the artist’s colorful work.





Summer Parking: Enjoy free cart rides from your vehicle to the TCA’s front door! TCA’s parking lot during construction is located at Hardy Dr. and Rio Salado Parkway. Just follow the signs.

Satellite Exhibition: WATER II | Tempe Post Office at 500 South Mille Avenue | Tempe, AZ 85281

Artists: Jerry Jacobson, Nicolas Rascona, Emily Ritter and Thomas Strich.

Thank You: Tempe Water Utilities Services Division, Sky Harbor Airport Museum, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Tempe History Museum, Friends of Tempe Center for the Arts and SRP.



*Photo credit Miachelle DePiano

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