TENWEST Festival
By: Arts Foundation

TENWEST Festival

What is it?

The TENWEST Festival, created by StartUp Tucson and now in its second year, is a dynamic, week-long festival in Tucson, Arizona bringing together a wide range of people and interests to share perspectives and create innovative solutions. This is a great opportunity to come together with culture-makers, technologists, professionals, and community builders alike for a celebration of what inspires our Tucson  community.

The TENWEST Festival created Paths to provide anchor points for Festival goers to discover important and interesting activities to them. The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is proud to be a part of TENWEST this year, heading the Arts Path of the Festival. We have been diligently working with the other Path Leads to bring together Arts, Technology, Communities, and Entrepreneurship through dynamic talks, presentations, workshops, mixers, panels and performances. Read more about what to expect from each Path as the Festival takes place:


The long term goal of the TENWEST Festival is to share the diverse attributes of Tucson to attract and retain talent in Southern Arizona and to be identified with Tucson and Southern Arizona internationally.


When is it?

TENWEST will take place over an entire week: October 21 – 28, 2016.


Where is it?

This year’s TENWEST Festival is happening in and around Downtown Tucson. Primary venues include Pennington Street (closed to automotive traffic), UA Downtown Campus, and Tucson Electric Power. Special off-site events for the Arts Path will take place at the Tucson Museum of Art and Salon Salon.


What’s the schedule of events?

You can find the full, week-long schedule of events here.

To view all Arts Path events (dates, times, and descriptions) led by The Arts Foundation click here and select “Arts” from the right-hand toolbar.


Staff picks:

If you’re still not sure what to sign up for, we have you covered. Our team at The Arts Foundation has created curated lists for you with our recommendations and top picks of what not to miss at this year’s TENWEST Festival!







Where to get tickets?

Tickets (also known as Festival “Passports”) are available here.

Be sure to check for combo ticket and Passport packages to get discounts for the partner events taking place during the TENWEST Festival like the Dusk Music Festival, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and Culture+Craft+Cocktails, to name a few.

You can also volunteer and receive a free Festival Passport for four-hours of volunteer service. For more information on how to get involved and volunteer, click here.


Stay up-to-date!

Make sure to follow us on social media so you can be in the loop during TENWEST! We will be covering the TENWEST Festival all week long. Connect with us to keep up-to-date on events we’re attending around town or to see our postings of the art and culture throughout our region:

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