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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

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.)

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



Upcoming Exhibition

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May 25-Sept. 1

The gallery at TCA is pleased to announce its next exhibition “draw” which features a variety of “mark-making” drawing styles and media from traditional pencil, ink, paint and charcoal to computer drawings and robotic designs. Artists were selected by a distinguished panel of community jury panelists including artists Alexandra Bowers, Joe Ray and Sarah Spencer as well as architect John Kane. In a highly competitive process 11 Arizona artists were selected, three of which will work in studio spaces set up inside the gallery for 12 weeks this summer.


Kyllan Maney, Phoenix
Monica Aissa Martinez, Phoenix
Bobby Zokaites, Tempe

Exhibiting artists:

Ryan Carey, Phoenix
Matthew Dickson, Tempe
Laura Tanner Graham, Tucson
Christopher Jagmin, Phoenix
Carolyn Lavender, Phoenix
Mary Shindell, Phoenix
Beth Shook, Gilbert
Hyewon Yoon, Chandler


Save the date!
TCA Draw-A-Thon event, Saturday, June 23, 10am-10pm

*Photo credit Miachelle DePiano
*Photo credit Miachelle DePiano

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