The Community Performance and Art Center’s gallery showcases a variety of exhibits by Arizona artists. Artist exhibiting in the gallery contribute 25% of their sales to the center. Since the Community Performance and Art Center is a 501(c)3 organization (non-profit), it offers all purchases without sales tax — over a 7% savings.

The Gallery is opened Monday through Friday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, in addition to one hour before performances and during intermission. Every month a reception is held for people to meet and mingle with the featured artists. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art.


***Special Events***


“Call for Artists”

“Landscapes: Real and Imaginary”

November 4th – November 28th, 2014


CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition, Landscapes: Real and Imaginary. Artists are being asked to submit their best interpretation of landscape imagery. In art, ‘landscape’ which is derived from the Dutch word ‘landschap,’ (a patch of ground) encompasses meadows; hills; mountains; valleys; rivers; forests; deserts; coastal views; seascapes; living elements of land cover including indigenous vegetation; human elements including different forms of land use, buildings and structures; and transitory elements such as lighting and weather conditions. The view depicted may be that of a real place, or it may be an imaginary or an idealized scene.

Arizona artists are invited to participate in this juried exhibition at CPAC. Each artist can submit up to three pieces. Submissions are welcome from across the spectrum of visual arts. The entry fee is $25 for CPAC members and $35 for non-members. All artwork must be for sale. CPAC will retain 25% of the sale & handle the paper work. Please remember this as you price your work on your entry form.

Prizes: First Place – $200, Second Place – $150, Third Place – $100

Juror: David Simmons, a self-taught artist of over 30 years, whose unique and captivating oil paintings have made him one of the most notable artists in the Southwest, with collectors worldwide. While known for his realistic paintings, he also creates abstract work. A quote from David’s web-site:

“Oil painting for me is a meditative experience — essential to my well-being, and a necessary part of my life. Painting brings me great joy, and, I hope, uplifts the hearts of those who view my work. I like to explore the subtle ways that light affects the subject. I also enjoy color, but the value relationships in a scene are what interest me most. I also like to emphasize the abstract nature of what surrounds us.”

Entry Deadline: October 26, 2015

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Photography by Stan Johnson and Cheryl Hrudka

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, October 1 – October 30, 2015

Reception: Wednesday, October 7th, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Landscapes: Real and Imaginary

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, November 5 – November 28, 2015

Reception: Friday, November 6th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


“Wings of the Desert”

Featuring Work by Ric Nielsen

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, December 2 – 17, 2015

Reception: Wedneday, December 2nd from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Click here to view works by Ric Nielsen


“Marrying Ink to Paper = Print?”

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, January 6 – 27, 2016

Reception: Thursday, January 7th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Twelfth Annual Eva Briggs

Abstract Art Competition

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, January 30 – February 27, 2016

Reception: Saturday, January 30th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM


“Always on Tuesday”

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, March 1 – March 29, 2016

Reception: Tuesday, March 1st from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Art of Re-Cycle III

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, April 1 – 28, 2016

Reception: Friday, April 1st from 5:00 to 7:00 PM