Blue Note VIP Pre-Party

Blue Note VIP Pre-Party

Please join us for the Blue Note Records 80th Anniversary Celebration at the TCA! Friends of Tempe Center for the Arts members are invited to a VIP pre-show reception on the rooftop terrace. Simply click on the link below, choose the best seats available, then enter code FRIENDS to unlock the VIP tickets.

Act now, tickets are limited. We look forward to seeing you November 16th!


Myths, Maps & Legends - Private Friends Reception

Private VIP Reception for Myths, Maps & Legends
Gallery at TCA
Friday, September 20th from 5-6 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary apps, wine and live music.


Friends of TCA celebrates the opening of the TCA Gallery exhibit, Myths, Maps & Legends. People have always been inventive and creative problem solvers who have used myths, maps and legends to aid in navigating the world and all its mysteries. The artists in this exhibition follow in the footsteps of ancient map makers and storytellers by sharing their own narratives about making sense of the world around us.

Friends members are welcome to bring a friend.

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2019 - 2020 Performance with a View

This public outreach series runs monthly from September to May and offers intimate performances in the TCA’s beautiful Lakeside Room. These informative and entertaining concerts feature guest artists from a variety of artistic disciplines. Complimentary coffee service begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program follows at 10 a.m. The TCA Gallery is also open. 

“Performance with a View” performers share not only their talents with the audience, but they also talk about themselves and their art. Most performers are graduate students and faculty from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Music at Arizona State University.

2019-2020 SCHEDULE

Sept. 17, 2019 - ASU Guitar Studio under Ji Yeon Kim

Oct. 22, 2019 - Happy How-Low-Ween Part “Boo” ASU Tuba/Euphonium & Trombone Studios under Bradley Edwards

Nov. 19, 2019 - Piano Studio of Robert Hamilton

Dec. 3, 2019 - ASU Saxophone Studio under Christopher Creviston

Jan. 7, 2020 - CONDER/dance preview of “Breaking Ground 2020” under Carley Conder

Jan. 28, 2020 - ASU Flute Studio of Elizabeth Buck

Feb. 18, 2020 - ASU Voice & Collaborative Piano Studios under Andrew Campbell

March 17, 2020 - Piano Students of Dr. Baruch Meir

April 21, 2020 - ASU Contemporary Percussion Ensemble under JB Smith

May 12, 2020 - Æterna Sirius: Jessica Yam and Elias-Axel Pettersson, duo piano

Retro Reaction - Private Friends Reception

Private VIP Reception for Retro Reaction
Gallery at TCA
Friday, Jan. 25 from 5-6 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary apps, wine and live music.


Friends of TCA celebrates the opening of the TCA Gallery exhibit, Retro Reaction. The word “retro” describes things like clothes, cars and music that reflect styles and design elements from the past. Artists are often asked, where do you get your ideas? While the creative spark is different for every individual, this exhibition explores the inspirations and art making processes of ten Arizona-based artists. Through personal retrospection, these artists give us a glimpse into how they each absorb, filter and react to art and ideas from the past.

Friends members are welcome to bring a friend.

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Monster Stories - Private Friends Reception


Friday, Sept. 14 from 5-6 p.m.
Gallery at TCA

Join us for complimentary apps, wine and live music!

Friends of TCA celebrates the 18-19 season with the fall opening of Monster Stories, an exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the novel, “Frankenstein.” Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking work continues to spark relevant discussions about science, technology and humanity. Inspired by the ongoing popularity of the genre, the Gallery at TCA features works from local and national artists, toys and memorabilia from private collections.

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