The Chandler Center for the Arts embodies the belief that the arts hold transformative potential. The Center elevates the social culture of our community, empowering citizens to bridge borders through participation, intellectual exploration and leadership development of the arts. Widely renowned for excellence in collaborative programming, the Center presents innovative, relevant and diverse cultural experiences that both reflect and expand the community's interests.
The mission of the Chandler Center for the Arts is to make visual and performing arts available to the entire Chandler population; to become a creative force and an educational resource for the community; and to harness the economic vitality of the arts.
As part of the Arts Center Division of the City of Chandler, The Vision Gallery is a non-profit art gallery managed by the Chandler Cultural Foundation. Exhibits are rotated on a regular basis. A portion of all art sales are used to fund the Vision Kidz Program, a series of art education workshops offered to the community free of charge.
The Vision Gallery opened in 1997.
The Chandler Center for the Arts is jointly owned and utilized by the City of Chandler and the Chandler Unified School District. The cost of operating and maintaining the Center for the Arts is shared by the city and school district. The school district has scheduling priority Monday through Thursday, and the city has priority Friday through Sunday and during school intersessions.
Chandler Center for the Arts is a proud member of the City of Chandler Cultural Affairs Division, serving the community of Chandler with high quality cultural experiences and services, improving the quality of life of our patrons.
The vision of Cultural Affairs is to provide experiences in an expansive and innovative world through art, literacy, histroy, exploration, and learning that enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of Chandler.
Other members of the Cultural Affairs Division include Vision Gallery, Chandler Public Library and Chandler Museum. For more on Cultural Affairs, visit here: www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=142
The Chandler Cultural Foundation (the “Foundation”) was incorporated in 1989 as a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization and was contracted by the City of Chandler as a means to facilitate programming and fund development for the Chandler Center for the Arts. The Foundation is responsible for both promoting and operating the Center to benefit the community.
While the Chandler Center for the Arts is a City of Chandler and Chandler Unified School District building, it’s artistic and outreach programs are privately supported. The Chandler Center for the Arts receives no direct appropriations for artistic programming. Its appropriations must be applied only to the maintenance and operation of the actual building. Ticket sales and other earned income cover only part of the Center’s programming expenses, which means it must rely on donations in order to deliver quality arts programs at an affordable cost to the public. Membership contributions sustain a spectacular array of services and programs.
The Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, Arizona or the northwest corner of Chandler Blvd. and Arizona Ave. in Chandler, Ariz.
Sponsoring an event, outreach program or becoming a Member is a great way to support the Center.
In order to volunteer at CCA, you must first go through orientation. To register for orientation, please contact House Manager Debra LaPlante at 480-782-2685.
Some duties include:
- ticket takers
- hand out programs
- direct patrons to proper portal doors and aisles
- concessions help
- Exhibition Hall Monitor
- sell Center promotional items
- work in Gift Shop
- assist late arrivals and direct patrons to seats
- You must be at least 16 years old.
- You are required to arrive 1 ½ hours prior to show time for volunteer meeting and work assignments.
- All volunteers are required to adhere to the Chandler Center for the Arts dress code.
Please visit our Rentals and Technical link.
501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations receive a 25% discount from our standard rental rates. As a public facility, and in order to ensure equity among all nonprofit renting groups, we do not waive rental fees. However, please be assured that all rental revenues received over and above operating and staffing costs for said rentals are used for public benefit, in order to keep ticket prices affordable and to enable more people to enjoy the arts.
For more information call, 480.782.2680
- Judi Johnson
Angles Public Relations
- Ania Kubicki