The City of Milpitas’ Phantom Art Gallery provides local artists of all ages, experience levels and mediums an opportunity to show their work at gallery locations at the Milpitas Community Center and Milpitas Library. Phantom Art Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public. There is often an Artist Talk or Artist Reception scheduled during the exhibit, so members of the public can meet the artists and learn more about their inspiration and creative process.
In-person exhibits typically hang for one month. Exhibitors hang their own work. Exhibitors are selected by the Milpitas Arts Commission. Applications are now being accepted for the Virtual gallery only. For more information, contact Community Engagement and Inclusion Administrator Tegan McLane, (408) 586-3212.
Phantom Art Gallery
at the Milpitas Community Center
457 E. Calaveras Boulevard
Welcome to Milpitas
January 2-May 27, 2022
This whimsical five panel mural is inspired by actual photographs from Milpitas history, many of which can be seen in Images of America: Milpitas by Robert Burrill. Scenes in the panels include Smith’s Corner, the Southern Pacific Railway, Winsor Blacksmith Shop, the Pashote Building, and the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant. This portable artwork will be on display at various indoor and outdoor locations in the future.
Phantom Art Gallery
at the Milpitas Library
160 N. Main Street
Perception and Nostalgia
April 15-June 30, 2022
Milpitas resident Saranya Chandrasekaran works in acrylic paint, pastel and charcoal. Her Perception images include colorful animal portraits exploring the spectrum she imagines might be seen by birds, which are able to see more colors than humans. Her Nostalgia series capture scenes that remind Saranya of time spent with family and friends in her native Tamil Nadu, India. Saranya is a self-taught artist who works professionally as a software engineer. This is her first gallery exhibit.