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@Central Gallery

Located on the first floor of Burton Barr Central Library, @Central Gallery presents fine art exhibitions featuring the work of Arizona artists not currently represented by a gallery. It is open to the public during normal library hours and First Fridays. For more information, email

​Current Exhibit​

Image of  mixed-media sculpture by Carolyn Watson-Dubish"Books of Whimsy" -- Carolyn Watson Dubisch
Aug. 7 - Oct. 16

Through the combination of fine art and recycled materials, Watson Dubisch has created a series of charming, mixed-media works that invite the viewer to embrace their imagination.  She is inspired by books—inside each one is a world waiting to be explored by the reader. 

An opening reception with the artists will be held 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7. The reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

Photo credit: David Willhie, Duke Photography.

​Upcoming Exhibit​  

Dia de los Muertos
“Creativity: Inspiration of my Imagination”
Oct. 18 - 31

 An exhibit of self-made altars inspired by the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition.

Recent Exhibit​s

"Spirits of the West" -- Barbara Janson and Stu Braks
May 29 - July 31

This two-person exhibition featured quilts and mixed media works by fiber artist Barb Janson and one-of-a-kind hand-painted drums by Stu Braks.


​Call for Altars

Día de los Muertos 2015

Burton Barr Central Library is seeking proposals for self-made altars inspired by the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition for an exhibition in @Central Gallery.  The theme,  “Creativity: Inspiration of my Imagination,”  invites you to create an altar in remembrance of someone who has sparked your imagination and set you on a creative path of self-expression.  The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.

Click here for submission instructions in English and Spanish.


​Call for Artists

@Central Gallery

Each year, @Central Gallery issues a call for local artists to submit their work. The call generally opens in the late summer and remains open for approximately two months. 

Click here for more information about submitting your work.