Tempe Center for the Arts
When in Tempe, you have to check out this wonderful piece of architecture right beside the Tempe Lake! I went on the ledges of the fountains and attempted to get a jumping picture as I had my "10 second timer" on the digital camera on - and after about three attempts, I realized the people in the lounge were laughing at my antics through the glass windows, hehehe...I just waved at them.
The design was made by Tempe-based Architekton and award-winning Barton Myers Associates of Los Angeles and the building has a very modern 600-seat proscenium theater, a 200-seat studio theater and a 3,500 square-foot gallery.
Beside the building is a 17-acre lakeside art park developed by Design Workshop which is a Tempe landscape architecture firm.
Plans are underway for a pedestrian bridge scheduled for completion in 2010 that will complete a loop around Tempe Town Lake and join the north bank with the south in front of the TCA.
The Arts Center has several regular activities for us Arizonians and visitors, and this included: Childsplay, Tempe Little Theatre, the Tempe Symphony Orchestra, the Tempe Community Chorus, A. Ludwig Dance, Desert Dance and the Tempe Wind Ensemble perform on the center’s stages.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday
Administrative office hours:
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday except on