5020 East Fort Lowell Road Tucson, AZ 85715 +1 520 318 0219
This is an architectural and historical gem of Tucson not to be missed. The tiny Chapel of San Pedro was built in 1915 by Mexican immigrants at Barriada del Rillito, a small community now known as El Fuerte. In 1917, land was acquired for a bigger building, but the second chapel was destroyed by a tornado in 1929. Rebuilt in 1932, the present church served as the neighborhood parish church till 1948, when it was replaced by nearby St. Cyril's.
4831 East 22nd Street Unitarian Church of Tucson Tucson, AZ 85711 +1 520 748 1551
As implied in its name, this gallery inside the Unitarian Church on 22nd Street features a different artist every month. All pieces are on consignment, with the gallery taking out a 25 percent commission from every sale, which is actually a pretty good deal for the artist. Gallery manager Bill Bland focuses on art that is produced locally or regionally. Call ahead for current exhibits, events and church activities.
E Tanque Verde Road & N Sabino Canyon Road Tucson, AZ 78741 +1 512 474 5171
This pleasant shopping area on Tucson's east side, designed in Santa Fe adobe style and surrounded by a cobblestone road, offers several galleries and gift shops, most of them specializing in Southwestern art and accessories. Also featured is an upscale restaurant and a playhouse. If you're tired of noisy, sterile shopping malls and want to see beautiful architectural design, then Santa Fe Square and Galleria is an inspiring environment to do your souvenir shopping. Most businesses here take all major credit cards.
3859 East Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716 +1 520 323 6506
While the gallery has been a fixture in Tucson since 1947, the art that is on display dates back much further. Kay Mallek showcases antique paintings in oil, as well as lithographs and prints of all types. An array of china, art glass, chandeliers, figurines and other precious antiques are also available here. The studio on Swan Road offers silk screen paintings, art restoration and custom tiles decorated with love and care by the artist. It's up to you to choose from bird, animal and plant designs, as well as Mexican or Indian imagery.
6541 East Tanque Verde Road Tucson, AZ 85715 +1 520 296 5442
Here's a replica of a 19th-century Western town with small shops offering Old West souvenirs, galleries and restaurants, most notably the Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse and the Dakota Cafe. Of course, there is also a custom leather store, western attire, wooden sidewalks and a central plaza with a gazebo. To enhance the fun, there is also a vintage 1920 Fiesta del Presidio carousel with pinatas, a mining museum and a C.P. Huntington train; in short, it's a great place for kids. Wild west stunt shows are presented Tuesday through Sunday. It's also the locale for Trail Dust Days, an annual cowboy show in late February. Most stores open around noon, but the action doesn't really start until after 5p.
6544 East Tanque Verde Road Suite 160 Tucson, AZ 85715 +1 520 290 8100
The name is somewhat misleading, since gallery owner Juraj Skalina is Czech, and the art he exhibits is really about the American West and its inhabitants. Apart from his own drawings, Juraj shows the works of Western painter Reginald Jones, featuring mainly oil paintings of horses, Indians, and Westerners. Jones' work has been distributed nationwide. The gallery also offers a good collection of antique maps.
8500 East Ocotillo Drive Tucson, AZ 85750 +1 520 749 0167
Looking for an outdoors adventure? Check out this business. The company offers off-road rides and hikes into scenic Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon as well as other outdoor events such as horseback rides, target shooting and cookouts at Redington Pass, between the Catalina and Rincon mountain ranges. The staff also organizes cattle drives near Colossal Cave, in the Rincon Mountains.
2631 East Broadway Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85716 +1 520 327 7879
The focus here is on glass, specifically the art of glass in all its variations; pierced, carved, hand blown. There are exquisitely crafted pierced spheres as well as beautiful, tall-necked vases and glass sculptures from which to choose. Apart from its glass section, the gallery features contemporary ceramics, jewelry, metal furniture and fibers, and it's all unique. You just might be tempted to buy your souvenir from Tucson right here.
2905 East Broadway Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85716 +1 520 319 1262
This place probably has the best selection of Caribbean and Latin American Art in all of Tucson. Showcasing both internationally established artists and emerging ones, the owners of this Haiti Arts gallery will search the Americas and the rest of the world looking for that particular collectors item you've been looking for, while offering affordable prices. The shop contains all original paintings and prints. Commissions are available.
5100 West Ina Road Building 7 Tucson, AZ 85743 +1 520 798 1201
Want to try some hands-on archaeology? Here is a non-profit organization encouraging visitors to participate in digs at the Sabino Canyon Ruin in the Catalina Mountains foothills. You can actually do the digging for pots buried in a mock archaeological site, then make your own American Indian artifacts. Call in advance. Reservations are required.
Located on the University of Arizona campus, University of Arizona
Museum of Art is home to a remarkable collection of Renaissance as well as 19th to 20th century art including works of such giants as Rembrandt, Rodin, Georgia O'Keefe, ...
A place dedicated to the work of well known Tucson
artist Diana Madaras, this gallery showcases originals, prints, calendars and note cards in an intimate setting. Her paintings, which have been exhibited in the Tucson Museum of Art as ...
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