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DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

Catalina Foothills District

6300 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
United States

Phone: 520-299-9191


Toll-Free: 800-545-2185

Fax: 520-299-1381


The Mission in the Sun, designed and built in 1952 by the late Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia, honors Father Kino and was dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe. The mission features colorful DeGrazia murals, rock floor, and an open-air ceiling. It is open to the public 24 hours a day and there is never an admission fee for entering the mission.

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  • #16 of 275 things to do in Tucson
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Came to eat cake

Every year there is a celebration on June 14 for Mr. DeGrazia's birthday. My husband and I decided to see the museum for the first time, and we were delighted. I had no idea of the breadth of his...

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Another Worlk

Once you step foot on these grounds you are transported to another time and place. The exhibits are wonderful to see. Although there was a fire, all is being done to recover.

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Really cool gallery

I visited the Gallery in the Sun on Ted DeGrazia's birthday which meant free admission. It also meant no available parking in the parking lot and I had to park down the street. It also meant that a...

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • On-site Parking
  • Children Welcomed
  • Fireplace
  • Free Parking

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