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 6% 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”

“Bugs, Botanicals, and Animals, Real and Imaginary.”

November 3rd – December 15th, 2017


CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition: Bugs, Botanicals, and Animals, Real and Imaginary. Artists will be asked to submit their best representational and/or non-representational interpretations of some of Mother Nature’s most spectacular creations: bugs, botanicals, and animals. These three life forms can be depicted separately or in any combination.

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 $30. 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. Artist agree to pay CPAC their 25% commission on any work displayed during the exhibit that is sold within 30 days after take-down of the show.

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

Juror/Judge: Peggy Hazard earned a BA in Secondary Education Art from Arizona State University in 1976 and a MA in Art History from the University of Arizona in 1993. Over a nineteen-year career at Tohono Chul Park, she curated nearly 100 exhibits portraying the diverse cultures and artists of the Southwestern United States.

Since retiring from Tohono Chul Park, Peggy has curated exhibits for the Tucson Meet Yourself folk life festival, the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, the American Quilt Study Group, and the Tempe History Museum. Her other passion is accessibility in the arts. At Tohono Chul, she curated a series of award-winning, hands-on Please Touch! art exhibits for both sighted and vision-impaired people, and she serves on the board of ArtabilityAZ, a statewide organization dedicated to creating an inclusive community where people with and without disabilities can participate in and enjoy the arts.

Entry Deadline: October 26, 2017

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The Photography of Judi Pollard

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, May 15 – November 1, 2017


Bugs, Botanicals and Animals: Real and Imaginary

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, November 3 – December 15, 2017

Reception: Friday, November 3rd from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Printmaking Extravaganza = Print + Print & Collage + Print & Mixed Media

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, January 5 – 31, 2018

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


Fourteenth Annual Eva Briggs

Abstract Art Competition

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, February 2 – 28, 2018

Reception: Friday, February 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM


The Ultimate Art Challenge II

A Silent Auction to Benefit CPAC

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery, March 1 – 28, 2018

Reception: Friday, March 28th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Watercolor Reality

Featuring Work by Paula Altamirano

In the Theater Lobby, March 1 – 28, 2018

Reception: Friday, March 2nd from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Art of Re-Cycle V

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

In the Gallery & Theater Lobby, April 3 – May 10, 2018, 2017

Reception: Friday, April 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM