Art Around Town

Art Around Town highlights the places we visit, the events we attend and the diverse art throughout our community. This page will grow to include different “Staff Picks” curated lists and a collection of the photos of the art around Tucson.

Broadmoor-Broadway Village Poetry Mailbox Dedication and Celebration

The Broadmoor-Broadway neighborhood celebrated a new addition to their neighborhood: a special mailbox dedicated to poetry. Visitors to the poetry mailbox are encouraged to leave poems for children and adults, read poems, and even take poems home. When the mailbox flag is up, more poems are needed to fill the box again. The event featured readings by Tucson’s new Poet Laureate T.C. Tolbert, along with poets Wendy Burk, Eric Magrane, Marge Pellegrino and three fifth-grade student poets from Manzo Elementary School.

TC Tolbert & the Poetry Mailbox - Photo Credit: Azhar Jamal

TC Tolbert & the Poetry Mailbox – Photo Credit: Azhar Jamal

Manzo poets with their teacher - Photo Credit: Azhar Jamal

Manzo poets with their teacher – Photo Credit: Azhar Jamal

Student reading poetry - Photo credit: Mike Weingarten

Student reading poetry – Photo credit: Mike Weingarten

Walkway Chalk Art - Photo Credit: Mike Weingarten

Walkway Chalk Art – Photo Credit: Mike Weingarten

 

 

 

 

 

 


Private Sector Art: Ruben Moreno and Fry’s Food Stores

We are pleased to announce that our first Private Sector project is complete! We worked with Fry’s Food Stores and local muralist Ruben Moreno on a commissioned piece for the inside of the newest Fry’s Food Store location.

Click here to read about this latest project and see Ruben Moreno’s mural!

Photo by The Arts Foundation

Photo by The Arts Foundation

 


 

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona partners with the office of Mayor Rothschild for art exhibitions twice a year hosted in the Mayor’s lobby and offices. The intent of these exhibitions is to showcase local artists working in a variety of media.

Current Exhibition: “City Lights” Artwork Inspired by the Nightlife of Tucson

"Light on the Pleiades" by Jerry Cagle

“Light on the Pleiades” by Jerry Cagle

Exhibition Dates | October 12, 2016 to April 15, 2017

Open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The intent of the exhibition is to showcase artist work inspired by our region’s unique nocturnal rhythms. Works are in any type of two dimensional media. Exhibitions are on display for six months.

The Mayor’s Gallery, City Hall
255 West Alameda Street, 10th floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701

 

Past Exhibition: “Uncommon Threads: Textile Arts in Tucson”

Exhibition Dates | March 17, 2016 to August 17, 2016

A showcase of local artists working in traditional and non-traditional textile media and techniques. Works include tapestries, quilts, wire works, weavings, and pieces that utilizes textile craft techniques as a prominent feature of the work.

The Mayor’s Gallery
255 West Alameda Street, 10th floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701

Featured artists:

  • Ashley Weymouth
  • Barbara Brandel
  • Janelle Krause
  • Judi Hasbrouck
  • Sharon Nemirov
  • Aimee Smythe
  • Janet Windsor
  • Kathryn Wild
  • Maura Grogan
  • Miriam Otte
  • Shirley Wagner

Private Sector Art: Ruben Urrea Moreno and Fry's Food Stores

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is happy to announce our first private sector project with Fry’s Food Stores and local artist, Ruben Urrea Moreno. The store (Valencia and Valley Indian Agency) will celebrate its grand Read More

Troy Neiman Honors Agnese Nelms Haury Through Art

[caption id="attachment_3668" align="alignleft" width="325"] Artist Troy Neiman, Photo courtesy of The Arts Foundation[/caption] The University of Arizona’s Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice will be hosting Read More

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”

― Georgia O’Keeffe

 

Upcoming Exhibition:

Mayor’s Gallery, Fall 2016: City Lights: Artwork Inspired by Nightlife in Tucson

Exhibition dates | September 2016 to March 2017

This exhibit will be a showcase of artist works inspired by our region’s unique nocturnal rhythms. 

 

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