Chandler is a vibrant suburb of Phoenix that boasts many arts and culture opportunities for residents and visitors alike and almost all of them are appropriate for every member of the family. There are several museums in the area that are sure to enrich any visit or provide those who live in the area with touchstones of the local culture and history.
Chandler Center for the Arts features local, regional, national and world-renowned performances and shows. The acoustically fantastic venue has boasted everyone from Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus since 1842 and Gaelic Storm to the Chandler Symphony, Debbie Reynolds and Larry the Cable Guy. Each season is brimming with engaging, fun and thrilling performances. Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler.
The Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation showcases the collection of Otis Chandler. It includes rare and vintage automobiles as well as trains and motorcycles and is sure to enthrall any transportation enthusiast. It is located at 300 Chandler Village Dr. S., Chandler.
The Arizona Railway Museum is dedicated to the railroads of Arizona and the Southwestern United States. This is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of railroads and rail travel. The museum also offers a glimpse into how railroad traffic really helped to develop the City of Chandler. Located at 330 E. Ryan Rd., Chandler, the museum even boasts exhibit items that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Chandler Museum at the McCullough-Price House was originally built as the winter residence for William D. McCullough in 1938. It is also listed on the National Registry of Historic Place and can be found at 300 S. Chandler Village Dr., Chandler. It provides a glimpse into the colorful history of the city.
Vision Gallery is a nonprofit gallery with a selection unique and visionary rotating exhibits. A portion of sales from pieces sold go to support Vision Kidz which offers free art programs to the residents of Chandler as well as surrounding communities. Vision Gallery keeps the arts thriving in the area! Vision Gallery is located at 10 E. Chicago St., Chandler.
Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and Native American Art features art from two distinct categories- Contemporary Western American Art and Contemporary American Indian Art. The gallery was originally established by Valley grocery store magnate Eddie Basha for his aunt who was an artist. The collections include a vast array of mediums within its exhibits including paintings, carvings made out of various materials, pen and ink drawings as well as kachinas and jewelry. The Gallery is located at 22402 S. Basha Road, Chandler.
The City of Chandler is bursting with culture and the arts. Visitors and residence will have no shortage of unique and interesting places to visit and enjoy. More information can be found at www.chandler.com.