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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.)


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Attention Artists!

2020 Tempe Galleries Call for Art

Special Emphasis: CURIOcity Tempe

The City of Tempe is seeking Arizona visual artists to participate in unique exhibitions.

Throughout the 2020 exhibition cycle, Tempe Galleries will be participating in a series called CURIOcity Tempe (in conjunction with the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts). This year-long exhibition season will celebrate the arts and technology and the curious minds that thrive on connecting different disciplines. Tempe is seeking visual art applications that fit these themes. Please note: All media will be considered, however video capabilities and access to power at the Tempe Galleries spaces is limited.

No Application Fee. Deadline: 5 p.m., Sun., Sept. 29

Apply NOW! 


Current Exhibitions


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


Featuring :  Jerry Jacobson, Nick Rascona, Emily Ritter & Thomas Strich

(Image by Jerry Jacobson)
through September 18, 2019
About the exhibition






  Youth Library at Tempe Public Library 3500 S. Rural Road
   Fly Climb Glide
   Featuring Jo-ann Lowney, Tamaki Matsumoto, Liladru Sarker and               Samantha Schwann


 (Image by Tamaki Matsumoto)
 Oct. 16th
 About the exhibition




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

Take A Moment
Featuring Gina DeGideo and Paige Reesor

(Image by Gina DeGideo)

 through Dec 11, 2019

About the exhibition

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.”

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