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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

Join us for Art Detour events at Burton Barr Central Library!

Ad for Art Detour 27Kick off Art Detour with two great exhibits on First Friday, March 6.  Stop by during Art Detour on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 to view artwork, take a tour or print a poem, then take a free trolley to more Art Detour destinations.

5:30 - 8 p.m. Friday & Library hours Saturday & Sunday  @ Central Gallery hosts "Systems and Sensations" by Sarah Kriehn and Tristyn Bustamante. Sarah's original monoprints indicate experiences or moments in time. Tristyn's ceramic sculptures suggest parts of individual systems or something passing through or transmitting.  First Floor.

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Friday & Library hours Saturday & Sunday  Join us in MACH1 for the opening reception for "Kids in Focus." The exhibit continues through the weekend in Teen Central.  Organized by photographer Karen Shell, the exhibit features photos by seventh graders from Children First Academy, each teamed with a photographer mentor to create images that document the students' lives. Kids in Focus is a non-profit organization that empowers at-risk youth through the use of photography.  Fourth Floor.

These events are sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library

Art & Architecture Mini Tours​

11 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7 & 2 - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8

Meet at the first floor Welcome Desk for a half-hour walking tour that highlights Burton Barr Central Library's art collection and architectural features.


1 – 4 p.m.  Saturday, March 7 

Commemorate Art Detour 27 -- drop by the Rare Book Room and print a poem we’ve selected on our century-old Washington Handpress.  Fourth Floor.

Find out more about Art Detour.

​Current Exhibit​

“Systems & Sensations"       
 January 16 - March 20, 2015

An exhibit of contemporary art featuring original monoprints by Sarah Kriehn and ceramic sculptures by Tristyn Bustamante.

An opening reception with the artists will be held 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6.
Musical performances will be provided by Reid Riddiough and Max Beckman representing The Nash.

​Upcoming Exhibit​   Image of mixed media artwork by Pat Scheurich

"An Abundance of Living Things" -- Pat Scheurich     
March 26 - May 28

An exhibit of mixed media paintings using textures, foils and acrylics, illustrating the world of plants and animals by Pat Scheurich.

Recent Exhibit​s

“Birthing Next Generation II: Many Colors of Motherhood"
- Jenita Landrum

November 7, 2014 - January 9, 2015

Landrum’s art is influenced by issues that affect gender, race, class and self-identity. Her work challenges the viewer through images that reflect the realities of invisibleness, beauty, racism and cultural norms. In this exhibit, she focuses on the voice of women who have birthed/hatched the next generation. View images from the exhibit.



​Call for Artists

Each year, @Central Gallery issues a call for local artists to submit their work. The call generally opens in the late summer and remains open for approximately two months.  Click here for more information about submitting your work.