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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 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.
(Rotating photos feature Zarco Guerrero and Radio Healer, John Randall Nelson [photographed by Scott Baxter] and prior exhibition images.)

Phone Number:  (480) 350-2867

Tues - Thurs 10 am-6 pm
Fri   10 am-7:30 pm
Sat  11 am-7:30 pm | Sun Open during some special events
Free Admission

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Artist Residency Description

Deadline:  Feb 23 | 5 pm | Free Application

Do you need to get out of your studio and socialize with other people?
Do you utilize drawing or sketching in your work or planning process?
How would you like use of a personally customized and air-conditioned studio space? 
This artist residency at the Gallery at TCA may be right for you. 

Required application materials:      
Artist residency guidelines
Artist residency description
Application Form                        

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Current Exhibition


Walk in My Shoes
Jan 19-May 12

The arts help us express what cannot be said. Through an artist’s eyes, we can experience, discover and see how it feels to “walk in another person’s shoes” for a moment. While it is impossible for one exhibition to convey the entirety of the human condition, this show celebrates diversity, expression and the value of multiple viewpoints. Exhibiting Artists: Marco Albarran, Sama Alshaibi, Angela Ellsworth, Annie Lopez, Stephen Marc, Emily Matyas, Ann Morton, Julio Cesar Morales, Gregory Sale and Will Wilson. Support provided by Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Communities.

(Artwork by Emily Matyas.)

Free Workshops

"you are me art and poetry experience
with artist Gregory Sale

Fri, Mar 23 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Free

Interactive experience using poetry and art to explore the personal and political implications of love. Join exhibiting artist Gregory Sale for an evening of good conversation and hands-on art making. Sale is nationally recognized for organizing art experiences and installations about social and cultural engagement. Enjoy free live music in the lobby with EDGE Happy Hour.

"our skin" interactive stations
presented by  ASU Art and Community Students
Sat, Mar 24 | Noon-2 pm | All Ages | Free
Multiple interactive projects and hand-on art stations inspired by themes from the exhibition. Enjoy some free art making experiences while helping students from ASU’s Art and Community class learn about engaging people of all ages with the arts.

Text and Image Zines
with artist Annie Lopez 
Fri, Apr 6 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Free

Combine art, text and printed materials to collage your own hand-stitched zine book. Learn about the “zines” craze while learning art making techniques from Phoenix artist Annie Lopez. Lopez’s own work is a combination of printmaking, writing, photography and mixed media.

(Artwork by Gregory Sale)

Saturday Coffee Talk

sketch20Perspectives on Conveying Empathy Through Art

Sat, Apr 21  10 am-11:30 am | Free Complimentary coffee & refreshments

Panel Talk with artists Sama Alshaibi, Marco Albarran and Ann Morton. Moderated by Michelle Nichols Dock, Visual Arts Curator. Join this accomplished group of artists for a mid-morning conversation about dealing with sensitive topics and the importance of the arts for fostering social and cultural empathy. 

(Image by Sama Alshaibi)


Educator Workbooks

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These workbooks are designed to help educators and students alike develop thoughtful questions. Whether you are touring the exhibition or not, these workbooks can help enhance your experiences with understanding art.

Walk in My Shoes Educator Workbook

*Photo credit Miachelle DePiano
*Photo credit Miachelle DePiano

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