The Arizona Fall brings cooler weather and an event season that gives visitors a plethora of choices every weekend. City of Chandler's Cultural Affairs Division adds to the mix with arts events that inspire, performances that leave you awestruck and programs for learning and creating.
The Chandler Public Library has the books - paper and electronic - that can get you into the mood for the season, as well as provide the perfect getaway during this busy time of year. Programming for children and families includes speakers, crafts, storytimes and even Minecraft.
Mark your calendar: 3-D Printed Holiday Ornaments, December 5, Downtown Library location. Information about events and programs at the library can be found at www.chandlerlibrary.org.
The Chandler Museum, housed at the historic McCullough-Price House is open Monday through Saturday and admission is free. Take a look at the current exhibit for more on Chandler's history. For toddlers, C-Town Suitcase Club is a fun interactive program that gets little minds thinking and using all of their senses. Suitcase Club takes places on the third Tuesday of each month. For older youth, Science Saturday, organized in conjunction with the Museum of Science and Sustainability, is a unique learning opportunity at Tumbleweed Ranch, located at Tumbleweed Park.
Mark your calendar: Genealogy for Kids, presented by the Museum and hosted at library locations across Chandler, throughout the month of December. More details at www.chandlermuseum.org
To see amazing textile arts and intricately created quilts, visit Vision Gallery and the Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery. Both exhibits start in November and go beyond the New Year. For the first time, the Vision Gallery will be displaying a variety of colorful and multimedia textiles that have been collected by the City of Chandler over the last twenty years in its exhibit, From the Collection: An Exhibit of Textiles. At the Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery and in its twentieth year, see Art Quilts Year XX: Journeys & Life Cycles , a collection of artworks related to self-growth, regeneration or taking a new path.
Mark your calendar: Meet the Artist Reception for Art Quilts Year XX, November 13, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery. Information can be found at www.visiongallery.org or www.chandlercenter.org
This fall, Chandler Center for the Arts is the city's heart for music, dance and masterful performances. Recognized as one of the country's best venues for live music because of its excellent acoustics, the Center has something for everyone through the end of the year. Chandler Symphony, Gaelic Storm, National Dance Company of Siberia, Ballet Etudes' Nutcracker, The Texas Tenors and Zoppé Italian Family Circus are a few of the shows in November and December.
Mark your calendar: Gaelic Storm, November 20, 7:30 p.m., Chandler Center for the Arts. You won't want to miss this chart-topping Celtic band that blends together traditional sound with modern influences. Details on all their shows can be found at www.chandlercenter.org