Arts & Culture

Whether you have a passion for the arts, 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.

Beautiful weather and a calendar replete with arts and culture events are a perfect combination for a holiday season that’s sunny, merry and bright.  Downtown Tempe will be aglow with thousands of holiday light displays during the annual Fantasy of Lights. You’ll find the perfect gift of art at the annual Tempe Festival of the Arts that brings hundreds of artists to Mill Avenue for three full days the first weekend in December.

The holiday spirit can be found in music and performances throughout Tempe, including The Forgotten Carols and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at ASU Gammage and Childsplay’s Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! at the Tempe Center for the Arts.



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ASU Art Museum
Museums & Galleries

The visual arts are, pardon the pun, highly visible in Tempe. You’ll…

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Tempe Center for the Arts
Music & Performing Arts Venues

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Tempe Interactive Map

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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