Arts & Culture

Whether you have a passion for arts and culture, are an occasional theater goer, or your artistic preferences are decidedly fancy or funky, you’ll find something to suit your artistic bent in Tempe.

You’ll discover the visual arts at every turn, from contemporary art to photography to ceramics by major national and international artists at the ASU Art Museum, its Ceramics Research Center & Brickyard Gallery  and other museums and galleries located on the Arizona State University Tempe Campus. The Gallery at TCA (Tempe Center for the Arts) also displays rotating art exhibitions throughout the year. While you’re out and about, watch for art in unexpected places, such as the Mill Avenue Post Office, Tempe Public Library, and along city streets. Public art is sprinkled throughout the city, Tempe Town Lake, light rail and bus stops, Arizona State University and other locations waiting to be discovered by unsuspecting passersby.

Curtains go up on Tempe stages with theatre to suit all ages and tastes. Fall brings a bright brand new season of primo theatre from award-winning Broadway shows at ASU Gammage to choice Childsplay productions for the whole family to Stray Cat Theatre’s edgie Indie theatre. Upcoming Broadway blockbusters at ASU Gammage include Fun Home, September 5-10, 2017 and Something’s Rottin!, October  31-November 10, 2017.  Families will love Childsplay’s production  of The Phantom Tollbooth, September 17-October 15, 2017. Stray Cat Theatre opens its Sweet 16 season with Southwest premiere of Kiss, September 15-30, 2017.

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ASU Art Museum
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Tempe Center for the Arts
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Tempe is located in the heart of the Phoenix metro area, just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Tempe’s streets are easy to navigate and freeway access is a breeze, making it a cinch to get around our city. This interactive map is a perfect way to plan your trip. See where your hotel is located and find nearby restaurants and attractions. It's as simple as that!

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