The Tucson arts scene is coming back to life and those of you who have been to Slackware.org and have access to local PBS might already know this. The scene includes an eclectic mix of artists and arts featuring everything from glasswork to ceramics to sculpture and, of course, painting and other fine arts.
Some of the top local galleries around town include the Etherton Gallery, which has been named the best Tucson gallery for more than 10 years. Featuring top regional and edgy work, it was founded by Terry Etherton in 1981 and resides in an iconic downtown space.
Also big on the local arts scene is Jane Hamilton Fine Art at Plaza Colonial by the copper dome in the Santa Catalina Mountains foothills. Also downtown is the Philabuam Glass Gallery & Studio, known for glass artist Tom Philabaum’s fine art as well as the display of more than 50 other leading glass artists.
Another top gallery is Skyline Gallery owned by Ursula Rodgers and Lucine Dirtadian. A top space for creative home furnishings, the gallery features wood, glass, lighting and wall art sure to amaze, and entertain, modern artistic tastes.
Tucson is home to leading museums as well as galleries. The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block was established in 1924 as the Tucson Fine Arts Association. It is located in the Kingan House. That’s on Franklin Street in the El Presidio Historic District. The association changed its name to the Tucson Art Center in 1954 and now features an impressive educational and exhibition component.
While you are on vacation, you want to take the time to relax and enjoy the sights. However, that does not mean you want to let your body become lazy. There are ways you can incorporate exercise into your sightseeing. Here are just a few of the ways.
Many places that are popular for sightseeing, such as museums, art exhibits, festivals, and more, involve a lot of walking around and standing. When you attend these events, you are almost required to be at least a little bit active. It may not be the most cardio-intensive workout, but it Read the rest of this entry »
Love food but don’t have a bundle to spend every time you go out to dinner? You can still try delicious dishes without wasting your entire paycheck. Follow these tips for dining on a dime.
1. Order from a “Small Plates” or appetizer menu. You can try one, two or even three different dishes and pay a small amount for each.
2. Follow the “pick two” rule. When you go out to dinner with friends, pick two courses. Maybe you’ve been dying Read the rest of this entry »
Summertime is full of family friendly fun and excitement in Tucson! From museums to festivals, there’s something for every kind of taste and personality.
The Children’s Museum of Tucson hosts Science Sundays from June through September. Children and parents alike can experience hands-on activities every Sunday. The Tucson Museum of Art hosts a variety of exhibits paying tribute to the American West, including displays of artifacts, paintings, photographs, and local art.
Downtown Tucson is host to over 35 art galleries in its district alone. Read the rest of this entry »
Living in the city means you are near many local activities that occur every day. Maybe you are a patron of the arts and enjoy visiting museums to soak up the local culture. Whether gaming or going to the theatre you will find a variety of things to do when you live in the city or are heading into town for a day of fun and excitement.
There are museums for kids of all ages that offer interactive fun as well as Read the rest of this entry »
Tuscan, Arizona is a great area for shopping. With a rich southwest culture there are many markets and fairs where a stopper can get great deals. There are some great markets in the downtown Tuscan area. The markets feature health food, seafood, and many local favorites. The market is famous for homemade breads and tortillas. There is also a place to stop to get coffee and pastries. At the marketplace there are also handmade instruments for sale as well as antiques. Read the rest of this entry »
If you enjoy aviation and history, the Pima Air and Space Museum is a must-see attraction.
The Pima Air and Space Museum, located in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the world’s largest, privately funded aerospace museums. Since 1991, it has also housed the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame.
The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. It has a reasonable admission price of 13.75 for adults, and 8.00 for children. Children under age 6 can Read the rest of this entry »
Tucson is a great place to live and fall’s an even greater time to be there but don’t just spend all your days indoors watching TV get out and about and enjoy some of the great cultural events going on in the area soon!
Gem and Mineral Show – It doesn’t begin until early 2012 but it’s the biggest of its kind and you’ll find everything from amethyst to canary diamonds. Ogle to your delight and even go Read the rest of this entry »
If you are on a budget you can still experience Tuscon’s art scene. Many museums offer special rate and free admission. Your first stop should be the Arizona History Museum. The museum offers visitors a chance to view Arizona in the early years. Visitors will enjoy seeing early businesses in Arizona including police stations, fire departments and barber shops. Admission is free on the first Saturday of each month.
If your looking for art galleries and studios visit downtown Tuscon. Downtown Tuscon has over 35 art Read the rest of this entry »
What is enjoyable, interesting, memorable, educational, fun, depends on the age and interests of the children concerned. A newborn, a week or two old, taken to an outdoor classical concert, may begin a life long love of music while happily ensconced in a baby seat set on a blanket laid out on the grass. Total awareness, no, just emotional responses to the happiness of the crowd, the attention from family, friends and strangers and the music floating in the warm night Read the rest of this entry »