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”

The Art of Re-cycle III

Where trash becomes inspiration for creativity!

April 1st – 28th, 2016


CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition, The Art of Re-cycle III. The purpose of this exhibition is to demonstrate creative ways to utilize elements that are considered junk. Artists are being asked to produce artwork that consists of at least 75% re-cycled, discarded, repurposed and/or found materials. This includes items that would be found in your garage, in your waste paper basket, on a walk, including natural objects such as feathers, bones, sticks, bark, etc. What better way to exercise your imagination than to produce artwork by re-using supplies to help our environment and planet!

Arizona artists are invited to participate in this juried exhibition at CPAC. Artists are encouraged to provide an artist statement describing the philosophy or aim of your work including why you work with materials that would be discarded. These can be included on the entry form or provided on an attachment.

Each artist can submit up to three pieces. 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, Three Honorable Mentions

Juror: Kyle Johnston, a collage and assemblage artist.

Juror/Judge’s Artist Statement

Johnston’s outsider resonant and complex assemblages of desiccated wooden boxes, worn figurines and various found objects and his elaborate collages produced from salvaging text and illustrations of old discarded books, magazines, and newspapers, draws inspiration from the styling of the California Funk art movement and Dadaism.

The art presents a capricious nature that combines classical, religious, and contemporary iconography into vignettes, which the viewing audience can experience via a haunting sense of mystery or vestiges of thought and process that evoke emotion and memories both inaccessible and recognizable.

A mixture of technical techniques such as painting, assembling, collage, and antiquing the unpredictable surfaces gives the artwork an appearance of misused, forgotten, attic, or discarded.

Entry Deadline: March 14, 2016

Download Prospectus and Entry Form




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 – 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