Metro Phoenix is home to an assortment of art galleries exhibiting works by local, national, and international artists. Most show works in a wide variety of mediums, and many show works by both emerging and established artists. They’ve all got a different feel, so whatever your interests and tastes, you’ll find something that catches your fancy.

But 10 metro Phoenix galleries stand above the rest. One sits inside an arts center, and two are located in former warehouses. Another is subterranean, and one sits on the second story of a quaint retail complex. One is owned by a city, and a couple are owned by community activists. Here are our favorites.

Vision Gallery

10 East Chicago Street, Chandler

Owned by the city of Chandler, Vision Gallery presents the works of more than 300 local and regional artists in rotating exhibitions. A percentage of artwork sales helps to fund free arts education workshops in which local artists work with local youth. The nonprofit gallery also has an exhibition space at Chandler Center for the Arts. Check out the main drag in downtown Chandler while you’re there to explore a fun assortment of sculpture and other public art. Vision Gallery is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other Top 10 Galleries

Art Intersection
207 North Gilbert Road, Gilbert

Art One Gallery
4130 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale

Bentley Gallery
215 East Grant Street

Fine Art Complex 1101
1101 West University Drive, Tempe

Lisa Sette Gallery
210 East Catalina Drive

Modified Arts
407 East Roosevelt Street

The Sagrado Galleri
6437 South Central Avenue

Step Gallery
605 East Grant Street

The Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts
700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe


By Lynn Trimble, Arts and Culture Writer

Full article available here, published by Phoenix New Times.