Information Commons Vault Gallery

The Vault Gallery in the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Library has been actively supporting the Phoenix Art community for years, proudly displaying pieces from myriad local artists in multiple mediums since the gallery’s inception in 2008. The space is equipped with a nearly 300-foot-long Walker display system, which helps to assure safe, seamless and expeditious installations while creating a professional, unobtrusive exhibit for all materials on display. 

The current mission of the gallery is to sharpen our focus from exhibiting local artwork to concurrently showcasing pieces created by current and former ASU Library employees. Our aspiration is to accentuate the library space itself by displaying the diversity and talents of the individuals that comprise its organizations. Ultimately, our aim is to make a gallery housed in a library truly embody the moniker of a “library gallery.” 

It is our hope to eventually extend gallery space toward student artists as well to create an environment that both nurtures and encourages artists as they hone their skills and advance their respective art-forms with techniques both classical and revolutionary. 

The Vault Gallery is located in the Lower Level of the University Center building at 411 N. Central Avenue.


  1. While the actual space is available at no cost, the artist/exhibitor is responsible for all costs associated with display. This includes, but is not limited to: hanging and removal of the works including their transportation, signage, focusing existing lighting, parking, publicity, etc. ASU may be able to offer a limited amount of internal publicity, e.g. posting on ASU website, notifying students, faculty, staff, displaying posters, etc.
  2. Requests to display should be submitted to Jackie Young, art curator for the Vault Gallery. Please include complete contact information, and a brief description of, or web link to your work, and use the subject heading “Request for Display Space”.
  3. The space is intended for the display of two dimensional works. Three dimensional works (e.g. sculptures, models, etc.) will require special review and approval. Works containing media and sound will also require special approval. Artists/exhibitors are welcome to view the space during the normal hours of the Information Commons operation.
  4. The standard time period for display is 3-6 months which includes installation and removal. Display hours will be those of the Information Commons. The hours can be found at
  5. Displayed materials are afforded the same security protection as that of all library materials. Additional security cannot be provided by the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.
  6. All publicity must be approved by the ASU Office of the Vice President of the Downtown Phoenix campus and the ASU Library.
  7. Receptions are available only under “Special Approval” by the director of the library, and should be included in the initial display request. Any reception must occur outside the normal operating hours of the Information Commons. All costs associated with receptions, including staff overtime, parking, food, invitations, security, etc., are the responsibility of the artist/exhibitor and must follow all ASU and local regulations.
  8. The gallery available is part of a working library and computing commons. It is used by our students for their research, study, and class work. The students and their work are our first priority. The ability to move furniture and equipment is only available under special circumstances, with prior approval and arrangements, and only for a very limited period of time. Any costs associated with moving equipment and furniture are the responsibility of the artist/exhibitor.


Information Commons Display Space:  Mounting and Hanging Procedures

Please contact Jennifer Duvernay with any questions.


Policy created February 2009