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Museums and Galleries 
 
Chandler culture is enhanced by its museums, public and private art galleries, and its many exhibits of publicly funded works of art.
 

Arizona Railway Museum
330 E. Ryan Road in the southwest corner of Tumbleweed Park
1/2-mile S. of Germann Rd., 1/2-mile W. of McQueen Rd.
480-821-1108
 
This is a community effort toward the acquisition, restoration, preservation and display of railway equipment, artifacts and mementos related to Arizona railways of the past and present. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (closed June-Aug.). Call for tour info.
 

Arizona Railway Museum

Chandler Arts Commission
480-782-2695
  
The seven members of the Arts Commission advise the City Council and City staff on the purchase and placement of community art works and the disbursement of Municipal Art Funds. The Commission usually meets the third Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. at the Vision Gallery, 10 E. Chicago St.
 

Shortcut at Desert Breeze park - link

Chandler Museum at the McCullough-Price House
300 S. Chandler Village Dr.
480-782-2717
 
The Chandler Museum features a variety of interesting exhibits and archives that preserve the rich culture, history, and art of Chandler. There are continuous special events, new exhibits and ongoing outreach programs taking place at the Chandler Museum and throughout the community. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.
 

McCullough-Price House link

Exhibition Hall at the Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave.
480-782-2680
 
This outstanding performing arts facility also features visual arts in its Exhibition Hall and numerous works throughout the lobby and hallways. These exhibits cultivate community interest in the arts and help the center serve as an inclusive cultural institution. Hours are Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.
 

Center for the Arts Exhibition Hall - link

Public Art Program
480-782-2695
 
The Chandler Arts Commission administers the Art in Public Places Program, commissioning and purchasing unique works of art for the enjoyment of Chandler residents and visitors. Funding is through the City's Percent for Art Ordinance. One percent of limited capital improvement projects, primarily new buildings and parks, is allocated for the acquisition, commission and installation of public art in municipal buildings, on street corners, in parks and other public areas.
 

Sculpture at the downtown Library - link

Vision Gallery
10 East Chicago Street, First Floor
480-917-6859
www.visiongallery.org
 
This non-profit art gallery serves as a cultural center in the heart of our community, Historic Downtown Chandler. It is managed by the Chandler Cultural Foundation. The gallery represents more than 200 national, state and local artists, and the exhibits are rotated every six to eight weeks. All artworks are for sale.
 

Vision Kidz Art Program
Vision Gallery, 10 East Chicago Street, First Floor
480-782-2695
www.visiongallery.org
 
The popular Kidz Art Programs at the Vision Gallery in Historic Downtown Chandler are one-day art workshops in all mediums, designed to expose children to the visual arts. All workshops are taught by professional artists and are free to the participants. Class size is limited and they fill up quickly. Call for details.
 

Vision Kidz Art Program - link

Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and Native American Art
22402 S. Basha Road
480-895-5230
 
This private collection features more than 600 pieces of art depicting numerous mediums, including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, pastel and charcoal drawings, pen & inks, bronze, wood and natural stone sculptures, wood-turned bowls, basketry, pottery, kachinas and jewelry. It is located at the corporate headquarters of Bashas’ Grocery Stores in south Chandler.

Gallery link