Gallery Spaces at Burton Barr Central Library
• @Central Gallery • Second Space Gallery • North Gallery
Objective of Exhibitions
Phoenix Public Library, as a major cultural and educational center, celebrates the broad diversity of our community's creative expression, and is committed to building awareness and appreciation of the arts around us.
To that end, Phoenix Public Library will present exhibitions that promote access to and stimulate interest in a wide variety of ideas, thus supporting its Strategic Plan. Phoenix Public Library strives to provide collections and services that represent various points of view, and often works closely with local artists to connect with customers and the community.
Phoenix Public Library provides access to the arts for all, not just those who can afford them, by coordinating with community and business partners to develop and present programs and exhibits that spark the imagination and support the creative endeavors of customers of all ages.
Exhibitions hosted by Phoenix Public Library galleries promote the library through community and media partners. The establishment of gallery spaces further defines the important place the library holds to all citizens of the community as a place of many facets; books, art, programs, study and research.
Exhibition Priorities and Proposals
Library branches may host exhibits of art created by students of public and private schools. Please contact the library branch manager for more information.
The @Central Gallery at Burton Barr Central Library is the only gallery space that will host exhibits by individual artists. Please see the @Central Gallery page for more information on exhibitions.
Second Space Gallery
The Second Space Gallery on the Second floor of the Burton Barr Central Library are available to host exhibits by Non-profit organizations and community cultural groups.