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; the current exhibition, TCA Juried Biennial CLAY celebrates the ninth anniversary of the TCA’s opening. 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.  Upcoming Broadway blockbusters at ASU Gammage include BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROL KING MUSICAL ,November 22-27, 2016 and MAMA MIA!, December 6-11, 2016. Families will love Childsplay’s productions of Rock the Presidents, October 22-November 12, 2016 and A Very Hairy Javalina Holiday, November 19-December 24, 20-16. Stray Cat Theatre brings some of the best in edgy, alternative theatre to Tempe with productions like Anything You Hear and Only Half of What You See, November 25-December 10, 2016.





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