A Few Words About Us
The Tempe Artists Guild (TAG) promotes and advances the appreciation and practice of art. We encourage and support artistic development and cooperation among artists and support art-related community projects and programs.
Membership comes with many benefits including monthly meetings, access to exclusive local venues and an annual art show. We welcome guests at our monthly meetings which are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:45 pm. Our meetings are held at the Friendship Village Recreation Center at 2645 E Southern Ave, in Tempe, Arizona.
In 1964, the Tempe Art League (TAL) was formed. Throughout the years, the league provided scholarships to the Tempe School Districts, and held many art shows to promote art in the community. TAL continued for almost 32 years and was dissolved in 2002. A few of the members continued to meet for critique, socializing, and art conversation and referred to themselves as TAG, which stood for Tempe Art Group.
In February 2007, the small Tempe Art Group decided to become a true art league again. The Tempe Artists Guild, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, was formed in May 2007. Howard Simpson was elected TAG's first president.
TAG has grown and developed into a serious art league in a very short time. We are members of the Arizona Art Alliance, hold our own art shows, collaborate with the City of Tempe in various projects, sponsor scholarships, host workshops and field trips, and offer critiques and inspiring programs at our meetings.