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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 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.

Phone Number:  (480) 350-2867


Summer Gallery Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday  10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 11 am - 5 pm
Open during some special events.

Free Admission 

Upcoming Exhibition:

The Little Brain by Monica Martinezdraw: the art of curiosity
and innovation
May 25-Sept 1

This interactive exhibition celebrates a wide variety of creative media, styles and techniques that incorporate drawing. The “draw” experience includes fine art displays by local artists, exploration stations for doodling and art making, live artist demonstrations and multiple workshop opportunities for all ages.

(Artwork by Monica Martinez)

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

Meet Artists-in-Residence through Aug 3
Kyllan Maney, Monica Aissa Martinez and Bobby Zokaites

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DRAW-A-THON
: a one-day celebration of
all things drawing!

Sat., June 23 | 10 am-10 pm | Free | all ages welcome

Indoor event includes hands-on art making booths, games, artist demonstrations throughout the day.

 

10 am-2 pm: Family and Youth Activities- art demonstrations, hands-on activities and games.
Featuring Radial Pattern Making with Kyllan Maney, Tiny Bubble Art with Ryan Carey, Giant Spiral Graph Machine with Jaime Glasser and lot's of hands-on art booths for the whole family.

2-6 pm: Teen Focus Activities- art demonstrations, hands-on activities, games and career ideas.
Featuring Mark Making Robot with Bobby Zokaites, Digital Art with Mary Shindell, Animal Drawings with Carolyn Lavender, Monster Drawings with Juan Alarcon, Tempe High Robotics Team Demonstration, Architectural Drawings with Architekton and Fashion Illustration with Angela Johnson.

6-10 pm Adult Focus- Buy a drink from the TCA Lounge and enjoy free art demonstrations, hands-on activities, games and live music from Rock n Roll High School (5-7pm) and Walt Richardson (7-9pm). 
Featuring Brain Cell Drawing with Monica Aissa Martinez, Word Art with Christopher Jagmin, Nature Sketch Books with Beth Shook, Open Studio Drawing with Matthew Dickson and learn about Tattoo Art with Aaron Taylor.

Ongoing Summer Family Art Workshops:
Saturdays | Noon-2pm | Gallery | Free | all ages welcome

6/16:    Nature Sketch Books with Beth Shook
Just in time for Father’s Day, join exhibiting artist Beth Shook to make a gift and/or create your very own nature drawings. Shook will be providing plenty of leaves, branches and natural materials to inspire participants to create line drawings in a hand-made sketch book. All ages and abilities welcome.

6/30:    Word Art with Chris Jagmin
If you enjoy art and poetry this workshop is perfect for you. Exhibiting artist Chris Jagmin recently started expanding his art and design practices to include word art. This workshop will explore how to take your thoughts and feelings and turn them into colorful word art drawings. All ages and abilities welcome.

7/7:      Giant Spirals and Mandalas with Jamie Glasser and Kyllan Maney
If you enjoyed making spiral doodles and drawings as a kid, you will love this workshop! Join artist-in-residence Kyllan Maney and local artist Jaime Glasser to make your very own Zen-inspired mandalas and spiral drawings with Jaime’s hand-made giant spiral graph machine.

7/14:    My Father’s Head- drawing the human brain with Monica Aissa Martinez
Artist-In-residence Monica Aissa Martinez is known for creating beautiful anatomy paintings and drawings. For this workshop, join Martinez on her journey to learn more about the human brain and specifically the changes happening at a microscopic level to her own father as he faces the effects of dementia. This heartwarming workshop is open to all ages and abilities.

7/21:    Open Studio Drawing with Matthew Dickson
Join exhibiting artist Matthew Dickson for a free open studio drawing session with a costumed model and a contemporary vibe. The Gallery at TCA offers some supplies but artists may also bring their own drawing materials (no paints or messy media please). This session is perfect for teens working on art portfolios and/or artists of all skill levels looking to practice figurative and portrait skills.

7/28:    Fashion Illustration with F.A.B.R.I.C.’s Angela Johnson
Local fashion designer, educator and entrepreneur Angela Johnson is known for her fun and funky creations. This workshop explores the basics of fashion illustration for those interested in the design field and will also share information about the opportunities and resources available at Tempe’s own F.A.B.R.I.C. (Fashion and Business Resource Innovation Center). All ages and abilities welcome.

8/4:      Mark Making Robots with Bobby Zokaites
Who ever thought you could make art with a vacuum cleaner?! Artist-In-Residence Bobby Zokaites is someone who enjoys a good challenge mixed with a lot of fun. During this workshop, Zokaites will share painting demonstrations with his customized Roomba Robot and help patrons create their own small mark-making machine.

 

Friday Night Maker Workshops - Perfect for date night
6-8 pm | Gallery | Free

7/13:    My Father’s Head with Monica Aissa Martinez
Artist-In-residence Monica Aissa Martinez is known for creating beautiful anatomy paintings and drawings. For this workshop, join Martinez on her journey to learn more about the human brain and specifically the changes happening at a microscopic level to her own father as he faces the effects of dementia. This heartwarming workshop is open to all ages and abilities.

8/3:      Mark Making Robots with Bobby Zokaites
Who ever thought you could make art with a vacuum cleaner?! Artist-In-Residence Bobby Zokaites is someone who enjoys a good challenge mixed with a lot of fun. During this workshop, Zokaites will share painting demonstrations with his customized Roomba Robot and help patrons create their own small mark-making machine.

*Educators, Teachers and Students: Download a FREE DRAW EDUCATION GUIDE!

Program support provided by Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Communities and APS

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Ryan CareyMatthew DicksonLaura Tanner Graham

Christopher Jagmin Carolyn Lavender Kyllan Maney
Monica Martinez Mary Shindell Beth Shook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyewon Yoon 
Bobby Zokaites

 

*Photo credit Miachelle DePiano
*Photo credit Miachelle DePiano

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