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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

​Current Exhibit

"City Light" Paintings by Allen Garns 
July 22 - August 26

This collection of studio and plein-air paintings by Allen Garns captures familiar locations around Phoenix. At first glance it would seem that his paintings are all about buildings and cities, but Garns says he is actually more interested in the elements that make up the scene -- color, design, shape, contrasts and especially light and shadow.

A First Friday reception with the artist will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on August 5. Live music will be performed by Paul Garns and Rick Hale. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

Call for Artists

Call for Altars:
Día de los Muertos 2016

Burton Barr Central Library is seeking proposals for self-made altars inspired by the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition for an exhibition in @Central Gallery. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, August 19. Click here for submission instructions in English and Spanish.

@Central Gallery Call for Artists for 2017

Coming soon! Check back for details and submission instructions.  

​Recent Exhibits​

"FACTS OF LIFE Vol. 1" -- Gloria Langer
June 10 - July 16

Langer describes this series of paintings as a reflection on a new reality of fast paced images and information. 



"Out of This World"Image of painting by artist Dwayen Hall
-- Grant Delph and Dwayne HallImage of sculpture by artist Grant Delph
April 22 - June 4

The genre of Science Fiction fuels, stimulates, and influences the imaginative paintings and sculptures by artists Dwayne Hall and Grant Delph.


 Photograph of storm clouds and lightening strike"Monsoon on Metal" -- Davo Laninga 
March 11 - April 15

Laninga's photographs capture the sense of awe and surprising beauty that can be found during the Arizona Monsoon.