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Nov 22, 2023 | Artist Spotlight, Arts Foundation News, Arts News, Events, Marketing, News, Resources


Casa Kira Small Business Saturday Open House

Date: Saturday, November 25th

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Casa Kira 5120 E Willard St, Tucson, AZ

Join us on November 25th for an exciting Open House event in honor of Small Business Saturday! We are delighted to invite our valued customers, friends, and community members to come and celebrate together at Casa Kira.

We are proud to be a local small business, and this Open House event is our way of showing our appreciation for your continued support. Get ready to immerse yourself in an atmosphere of warmth, creativity, and community spirit.

Made In Tucson Market – Bronwyn Dierssen

Date: Sunday, November 26th

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: 309 E 7th St, Tucson, AZ

I’m so excited for my first time as a vendor at the Made in Tucson Market on Sunday. There will be tons of small original paintings, sticker sheets, larger originals for sale and info about commissions available. Can’t wait to see everyone there!

Annual Christmas Show & Sale

Date: Sunday, December 3rd

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: 1019 N. Jacobus Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705

Featuring functional pottery, sculpture, pastels & collages in the beautiful setting of Janet’s studio & gallery. Enjoy Art, refreshments, & friends at this event which has occurred for 51 years. Hope to see you!

Winter Garden Bazaar & Party

Date: December 2nd & 3rd

Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: 115 W 20th St, 85701 Tucson, AZ

Join US for a Special Neighborhood Event with LOCAL ARTISTS, CREATIVES, COLLECTORS, BAKED GOODS, VINTAGE, MUSIC gather Saturday and Sunday December 2-3 from 10AM-6PM. Located in Barrio Santa Rosa where many of the vendors live and create.

This event is free and open to the public. Pets are welcome on a leash. Come support local artists and artisans, in Barrio Santa Rosa, Downtown Tucson.

Open Studio /Tucson Art And Design Center

Date: December 8th, 2023

Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Tucson Art & Design Center, 3778 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716

We extend a warm invitation to join us on December 8th from 4-7 pm as we open the doors of the Tucson Art and Design Center to offer an exclusive glimpse into our artistic community. This event is a collaborative effort with Tamara Poff, painting instructor at The Drawing Studio, and provides a unique opportunity to connect with both her and other accomplished artists in our vibrant space.
Located just 5-6 minutes away from TDS, our center, supported by WAMO (Warehouse Artist Management Organization), serves as a hub for artists, artisans, and performers. The event promises a showcase of our diverse talents and a chance to engage in meaningful conversations about our creative pursuits. We look forward to your presence, offering you an enriching experience to explore our studios, appreciate our work, and foster connections within the thriving artistic community.

BICAS Art Auction

Date: December 8th- 9th, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Bids close Saturday at 8pm

Location: Splinter Collective, 901 N 13th Ave, Tucson, AZ, 85705

The BICAS Art Auction is back! Join us for BICAS’s largest fundraising event of the year, this weekend-long celebration celebrates all things BICAS, bike art and our amazing community. The BICAS art auction has grown into a regular event of the Tucson art scene and auctions the works of hundreds of local artists who support their mission of bicycle transportation accessibility, accompanied by food, drinks and live entertainment. BICAS’ mission is supported by many of Tucson’s most prolific working artists through bicycle themed art donations, and will be held this year at Splinter Collective.

Holiday Sale and Party

Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: 2900 E Adams St, Tucson, Arizona

Featuring: pottery by Joni Pervarnik, pottery by Petra Clay & Metal, jewelry and paintings by Katie Reynolds, sculpture by Jorge Vergeli, assemblages by Elizabeth Frank, mosaics by Marsha M.-R., jewelry by Camino Lenor, woodworking by La Vida. Taprut., stained glass by the Glass Desert, textiles by Amy Dunn, and desert herbals by Sonoran Rosie.

Loma Prieta Pottery Annual Holiday Open Studio

Date: December 9th & 10th, 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: 6131 N Desert Willow Dr, Tucson, Arizona 85743

View the unique handmade pottery, paintings and collaborative works of Terry Parker and Michelle Lichter at a festive open studio event! Event is at the studio of Loma Prieta Pottery in a beautiful setting conveniently located a few minutes from I-10 in northwest Tucson.

Balcells Open Studio Sale 2023

Date: December 9th, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: 1521 E McNair Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283

We are excited to invite you to our Open Studio Sale 2023,
with guest artist Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli. We’ll have specials, gift surprises and awesome music with DJ Gabe Larimore. Art, Music, Food, Drinks, Fun Time!
RSVP 602-301-438

Winter Open Studio Tour!

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2023

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and by appointment

Location: Studio Gastelum, 5085 N. Valley View Rd. Tucson, AZ 85718

A Winter Open Studio on Sunday, December 10th from 10-5pm with artist Kathryn Gastelum (Abstracts/Realism/Silk Scarves) along with two other artists, Judith Johnson (Plein Air landscapes) and Christina Spann (Abstract/Collage/Monoprints) will be participating at their own home studios.

Kathryn Gastelum will showcase her colorful, new, abstract oil /cold wax paintings (on canvas, cradled birch and on paper) in various sizes and prices. Also her beautiful hand-painted stone-washed silk scarves are one-of-a-kind! Light holiday refreshments will be served and parking is convenient.

Foothills Winter Open Studios

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2023

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and by appointment

Location: 5220 N Valley View Road, Tucson, AZ 85718

Foothills Neighborhood Artists are once again opening their studios to visitors on December 10, 2023 from 10 pm- 4 pm.



Date: Friday, January 19, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Mariana de la Vega Art Gallery & Studio,1918 E. Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ

An exhibit featuring self-portraits of and portraits by members of the Drawing Studio Community. Questions? Email Melissa@the-drawing-studio

Victor Navarro Art Tucson International Airport Exhibit

Date: Open until January 2024

Location: Tucson International Airport by the Barrio Brewing Co.

In retrospect 15 years of art career, featuring Victor Navarro’s Art collection exemplifying diversity, thru a unique selection of art styles and expressive forms.

Rae and Mahaffey in the Little Gallery at the DeGrazio Foundation

Date: December 3-15, 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: 6300 North Swan, Tucson, 85718

Exhibition of ceramics, painting and prints inspired by the Sonoran Desert.
Watercolor monotype demonstrations and open participation. We will have a small press at the gallery and will be making watercolor monotype. Visitors are invited to try it, but they should bring their own watercolors, brush, watercolor crayon or watercolor pencils.

Tiny Wonders Small Works Exhibition

Date: Up until December 10th, 2023

Time: Mon-Fri from 9:00am-9:00pm and Sat-Sun from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Location: 102 W. Washington St, Tucson AZ

Mudroom Gallery presents their debut exhibition, Tiny Wonders, a small works community show. Tiny Wonders exhibit runs from Oct. 14 to Dec. 10 and has over 75 ceramic works under 4″x4″ by 38 local artists.

Mudroom Gallery at the Romero House Potters Studio, 102 W. Washington St., in the El Presidio Historic District. The gallery and studio are open Mon-Fri from 9-9 and Sat-Sun from 9-5.

Online Markets:

Loom Market

A non-profit online marketplace featuring Arizona heritage based artists.This is an online group which occasionally has in person events.

What is Loom Market?
Loom.Market arose out of the pandemic, in response traditional artists who expressed a need for a virtual space to sell their artwork, expand their professional community, and access professional development opportunities. Designed by SFA, Loom is an onlineplatform where traditional artists can run their own virtual marketplaces and both accessand offer support to each other.

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