Art in Private Development


Tempe requires large, private retail and office developments to commission artwork on their property or support cultural programs. Public art staff assists developers in identifying artists who create integrated or landmark public art. Developers also can choose to fund cultural spaces on their sites, implement their own cultural programs, or support the existing programs of the Cultural Services Division. The result showcases Tempe as a progressive city with a focus on the aesthetic.

Art in Private Development guidelines

Art in Private Development by Character Area:
Papago/North Tempe

Diablo/Double Butte
Rio Salado/Downtown/ASU
Central City/Shalimar
Arizona Mills/Emerald Center
Kiwanis/The Lakes
Corona/South Tempe

Character Area Map