Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Chandler is a hub for arts and culture activities offering a diverse array of performing arts, music, gallery exhibitions, public art, festivals, a monthly art walk held in Downtown Chandler and the museums . 

  • Located in south Chandler at the Bashas' headquarters, the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and American Indian Art is a must see while in Chandler with over 3,000 pieces of art. The gallery highlights contemporary western American art and American Indian art and admission is free.

  • Located across the street from Chandler Fashion Center and based at the McCullough-Price House, the Chandler Museum offers rotating exhibits and a research and archive center for Chandler's history and cultural heritage. The museum also offers events throughout the year that explore the region's agricultural roots at Tumbleweed Ranch which features a 1917 home, a historic grocery store, and vintage farm equipment.

  • Chandler has a dynamic public art program representing its rich, cultural diversity. While Downtown Chandler has a large collection of public art, Chandler's vast array of public art is showcased in City buildings, parks and public spaces throughout the community. Click here to download a map of Chandler's public art and plan your visit.

  • Located at Tumbleweed Park, the Arizona Railway Museum celebrates our nation's rail history by showcasing restored train cars from various time periods.

  • Chandler art galleries showcasing local, regional and national artists include the Vision Gallery and Chandler Center for the Arts, both located in Downtown Chandler.

  • The Chandler Center for the Arts offers superb acoustics for viewing a variety of live performances within walking distance to Downtown Chandler's unique restaurants and nightlife.

In addition to Chandler's primary attractions, there are many Chandler events that celebrate Chandler's unique cultural heritage.

  • A local favorite, each fall, C.A.L.L.E. de Arizona produces the annual Chandler Mariachi Festival at the Chandler Center for the Arts.

  • In October, Chandler highlights Native American arts, culture and music at its annual three-day festival at the Chandler Indian Art Market.

  • In November, discover the rich history of the original food truck as Chandler honors the history of the chuck wagon with a unique culinary competition that combines the tastes, smells, and sounds of the Old West. Teams work from authentic 1880-style chuck wagons to cook five courses: bread, beans, meat, potatoes, and dessert. The Chandler Chuck Wagon Festival is a three day event perfect for all ages.