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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Celebrate the 4th with Friends of TCA


Join Friends of Tempe Center for the Arts and enjoy the Tempe Town Lake fireworks in air-conditioned comfort. Rock Star Hot Dogs, Queso Good and My Waffle Crush food trucks will be onsite with delicious food choices and beverages can be purchased at the bar throughout the event. Dratini On The Rocks will be performing all evening! A Fourth of July the whole family will enjoy. With general admission tickets starting at $15, it’s a night not to be missed. VIP tickets give you access to the rooftop for optimal firework viewing at just $30 and they sell out fast.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018
7 pm - end of fireworks

Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281

VIP tickets: $30 - allow entry into TCA and terrace rooftop for fireworks viewing
General admission: $15 - allow entry into building and ground floor rooms
Ticket holders must present pre-printed ticket to access a limited number of parking spaces available. 

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.

2018-2019 SCHEDULE

September 18, 2018 – ASU Gospel Choir directed by Dr. Jason Thompson

October 16, 2018 – Robert Hamilton Piano Studio

November 13, 2018 – Pan Devils Steel Band

December 4, 2018 – Pantoum Piano Trio: Aihua Zhang violin; Yeil Park cello; Sunny Kuo piano

January 8, 2019 – CONDER/dance: Tiny Dances

January 22, 2019 – ASU Collaborative Piano Studio of Andrew Campbell

February 19, 2019 – Violin Extraordinaire: Students of Danwen Jing

March 19, 2019 – Violin Studio 451: Students of Katherine McLin

April 23, 2019 – Herberger String Quartet: Michael DiBarry, Chino Soberano, Kim Hankins, & Jennifer Son

May 14, 2019 - Æeterna Sirius: Jessica Yam and Elias-Axel Pettersson, duo piano