Action, Advocacy and Art

Action, Advocacy and Art uses art as a central vehicle to build relationships between the community and ASU students, faculty and staff. By sharing stories and art, the ASU University Center building is transformed into a hub of conversation, culture and social engagement focused on current issues affecting the university and its surrounding communities.

The Community Art program (found on the 1st–3rd floors) fosters interaction among the community and ASU students, faculty and staff. The art creates a hub of conversation and a place of cultural and social engagement. By hosting two exhibitions per year, the goal is to make art accessible to students and the public in a way that creates connections, enriches relationships and strengthens collaborations.

The Emeritus Art Gallery, housed on the 4th–9th floors of the ASU University Center building and in Nursing North and South buildings, is a vibrant installation of over 280 works of art by retired ASU faculty members, both professional and avocational artists. The works of art include acrylics, pastels, etchings, ink washes, oils, woodcuts, watercolors, sculpture and intricate handset type. The art transforms these buildings into a center of culture, creativity and innovation.

The galleries are free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday, except holidays.