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Local Artists  -  Local Themes  -  Local Interest

Tempe Galleries is an extension program of the Gallery at TCA. Exhibitions aim to place visual art in high traffic public spaces such as Tempe Public Library and the Tempe Post Office on Mill Avenue. Exhibitions and programs are developed to broaden the mind, relate to multiple age groups and create interest in a variety of fields and subjects.

(Rotating photos feature works by artists such as Mitch Fry, John Randall Nelson, Edgar Fernandez, Anne Coe, Dale Andress and other previous exhibitions.)


Current Exhibitions

Tempe History Museum | 809 E. Southern Ave. (Southern Ave. near Rural Road, next to Tempe Public Library)


47th Annual TUHSD Student Art Exhibition

Tempe Union High School District presents Art 7,
the 47th annual high school student art exhibition, featuring work by almost one hundred students from Compadre Academy and Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Marcos de Niza, McClintock,  Mountain Pointe, and Tempe High Schools.

Through April 21st, 2020

 About the Exhibition



Tempe Post Office | 500 S. Mill Ave. (5th St. and Mill Ave.)


 weave: construct

 Featuring: Sam Fresquez & Merryn Alaka, Julia Garina, Emery Hall and Mary Bates Neubauer


(Image: Hands by Emery Hall)
Through June 6, 2020

About the exhibition



Youth Library at Tempe Public Library 3500 S. Rural Road 

Montgomery Bean swirl small

weave:  code & create

  Featuring David R. Burns and Brandon Montgomery

  (Image: Small Bean, by Brandon Montgomery)
  Through June 17th, 2020
 About the exhibition



Connections Cafe at Tempe Public Library | 3500 S. Rural Road

 Material ImportanceA.Alexander_Wings_Flowers

Featuring Annie Alexander, Jo Andersen and Tamaki Matsumoto

(Image by Annie Alexander)

 Through April 15, 2020



About the Exhibition




Coming Soon!



More COLOR at the Library and Post Office!

Keep an eye out for CURIOcity: Living Color at the Connections Café and CURIOcity: Eye For Color at the Post Office!


(Image: Gila Monster by Rick Forgus)


About CURIOcity 2020

Throughout 2020, the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts and Tempe
Galleries will present a series of exhibitions and programs titled “CURIOcity.” This year-long theme, celebrates arts, technology and the curious minds that thrive on connecting ideas across disciplines. Throughout the year visitors of all ages can see contemporary art made by some of the best local and national
artists who seek to understand the world through scholarship, collaboration and innovative art making.

Exhibitions, lectures, workshops and interactive arts and technology experiences will take place across four Tempe gallery spaces including:

The Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway | Tempe, AZ 85281

Tempe Public Library
Connections Café & Youth Library Galleries
3500 S. Rural Road | Tempe, AZ 85282

Tempe Post Office
500 S. Mill Avenue | Tempe, AZ 85281

To learn more and see updates about CURIOcity exhibitions and programs go to:

www.tempecenterforthearts.com/TCA Gallery
or call 480-350-2867


Exhibition schedules subject to change.

The Tempe Galleries program also collaborates with the local community to coordinate art events such as the annual Tempe Union High School District “ART 7 Exhibition” (entering its 46th year) and the annual Pyle Adult Recreation Center’s Senior Show.

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.

Past exhibitions

Tempe Library Hours

Tempe Post Office Hours: 
Visible from the street 24-hours-a-day; 7-days-a-week


What artists say about Tempe Galleries!


Christy Puetz: "One of the best opportunities to show locally. People from all over the Valley and out of state saw my artwork [who] normally would not have."

 Jeff Falk: “Tempe Cultural Services knows and understands the importance of Arizona based artists showing their art here in the state. ”

Joe Willie Smith: “The public response to my work exhibited at the various Tempe spaces has been wonderful. The media coverage that I've received has been very beneficial. Thank you!”

Monica Aissa Martinez: "A library is not a traditional art environment.... the exhibition introduced my work to a different audience - maybe a broader audience.” 

Troy Moody: "I find the entire team is consistently professional .... I would sincerely encourage artists from any stage in their career to consider these unique galleries.”

A large ceramic pot with ceramic insects crawling on it

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