For generations, the Basha family has been a staple of the Arizona grocery industry. But the Basha family has also had a profound influence in the areas of art and culture. The Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and American Indian Arts is one destination in Chandler that is not to be missed.
The focus of the collection lies in two specific areas - Contemporary Western American Art and Contemporary American Indian Art. The gallery is comprised of a comprehensive and vast collection of oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, pastel and charcoal drawings, pen and inks, bronze, wood and natural stone sculptures, wood-turned bowls, basketry, pottery, kachinas and jewelry. There are well over 3,000 pieces of art depicting numerous mediums displayed throughout the gallery. To view the Basha gallery is to get a crash course in Southwestern art!
Hours of Operation
Typically, the gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
However, we recommend you always call our information line at 480-895-5230 and press option 2 to ensure the gallery is open prior to your visit. Closure dates are listed on the telephone information line each current month.
The gallery is closed to the general public on the weekends.
Admission to the gallery is free.
Visitors and groups of less than 25 people are welcome without an appointment. Groups of 25 or more are asked to schedule an appointment within a two-month time frame. The gallery is located at 22402 S. Basha Road, Chandler. For additional information visit http://www.bashas.com/OurCommunity/BashasArtGallery.aspx