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@Central Gallery

Located on the first floor of Burton Barr Central Library, @Central Gallery presents fine art exhibitions featuring the work of Arizona artists not currently represented by a gallery. It is open to the public during normal library hours and First Fridays. For more information, email

​Upcoming Exhibit

Abstract Metamorphosis -- Swapna DasCharcoal drawing by Swapna Dass
September 7 - October 12, 2018

Swapna Das says her art encompasses her profound belief that spirituality and creativity are intertwined. In this series of charcoal drawings, she examines the Buddhist concept of Ten Worlds.

Join us for a First Friday reception from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.



Proposals for exhibition in 2019 will be accepted Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, 2018. Click here for prospectus and submission instructions.

Recent Exhibit

Twirling Present, Colorful Future -- Jill Centino
Variegated -- Melissa Schleuger
June 16 - August 31, 2018

Jill Centino's paintings are some form of life's various personal quotations. In this series, she sees each painting as a kind of codex.

Melissa Schleuger begins her paintings without preconceived influence and continues by following the lead of brush strokes and colorful acrylics. Her mark-making is influenced by her studies in Chinese abstract and interest in architectural photography. Colors are selected at random.

Call for AltarsImage: Call for Altars - Dia de los Muertos 2018

Día de los Muertos 2018

Burton Barr Central Library is seeking proposals for self-made altars inspired by the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition for @Central Gallery's annual exhibit.  The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 21.

Click here for submission instructions. 

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