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”

“The Ultimate Art Challenge”

A Silent Auction to Benefit CPAC’s Visual Arts

Artists are invited to participate in this unique event where they are to create a piece of artwork of their choice whose maximum size of 24″ X 30″.

The opening bid for each piece will be $45 with $5 increments. All proceeds will support Visual Arts activities at CPAC.

The art will be exhibited from March 1 – 28, 2018. A gala event on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, will be held from 5:00—7:00 PM, at which time winning bidders will be announced.

Please email or mail your intention to donate to The Ultimate Art Challenge using the Commitment to Donate form by February 22, 2018. Click here to print the Donor Commitment Form.

Artwork may be delivered from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

  • It is understood that all sold art work is a donation to the CPAC and artists of sold work will be sent an acknowledgment letter after the event.
  • Artists will be notified if their painting did not sell and a pick-up date and time will be arranged.

“Call for Artists”


Where trash becomes inspiration for creativity!

April 4th to May 11th


CPAC is pleased to announce a visual art exhibition, The Art of Re-cycle IV. 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. 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: David Adix

David began working as a visual artist in the mid-1980s upon arriving in Tucson for his master’s degree in theatre arts. Fascinated by the detritus and materials of everyday life, David began creating small paper works from found paper, junk mail, envelopes and whatever ‘appeared’. David collects paper from many sources–vintage paper & scrap books, old books, packing material, hand crafted paper–and his paper radar is always up for what is possible. Exploring in depth the potential of this art form–ripping, tearing, cutting and deconstructing–these techniques are part of David’s own work and taught in his collage workshops. David is represented by several galleries around the country and his work is in many private art collections. View David’s collage work at http://davidadix.com/collage/.

Entry Deadline: March 27, 2018

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***Art Exhibits***


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


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


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


Art of Re-Cycle V

Featuring Work by Arizona Artists

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

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