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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 centralgallery.lib@phoenix.gov.


Due to storm damage, Burton Barr Central Library will be closed until further notice. 
Check here for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

​Upcoming Exhibit

Charcoal drawing by Swapna DassAbstract Metamorphosis -- Swapna Das
July 21 - August 25

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

Call for AltarsImage: Call for Altars - Dia de los Muertos 2017

Día de los Muertos 2017

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. This year’s theme, “What a Difference Words Make: Authors Who Have Touched Our Lives” invites you to create an altar honoring an author whose writings made a difference in your life. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 18.

Click here for submission instructions.

 

 

 

​Recent Exhibits​"Before Time 9" painting by Shelley Whiting

Before Time -- Shelley Whiting
June 2 - July 14

In this series of paintings, artist Shelley Whiting explores the concept of preexistence.  Her hope is to make viewers wonder, “What was life like before time existed?”

 

carolina-escobar-IMG_3354__lowres-200px.jpgMapping -- Carolina Escobar
April 21 - May 26

Carolina Escobar's images are inspired by years of living in the desert infused with many years spent in the tropics.  Her drawings are an exploration of color, each beginning with a familiar desert plant morphed into tropical plants, flowers, architectural structures—some even take on a human quality.

 

 




The Call for Artists 2018 is CLOSED due to Burton Barr closure.

Burton Barr Central Library is closed indefinitely due to storm damage.  We will re-open the Call for Artists when the building is able to re-open. Thank you for your patience and support.


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