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The Arts

Performing and visual artists draw inspiration from their Sonoran Desert-borderland surroundings in Tucson.

Southern Arizona's Cultural Oasis

Not too long ago, The Wall Street Journal labeled Tucson a "mini mecca for the arts" — marveling at the relatively high ratio of primo performing and visual arts groups, both long-standing and emerging, for a city of its size. Tucson's vibrant artistic mix includes exceptional museums, inspiring galleries, mesmerizing street murals, and a rich filmmaking history. Those looking for hands-on creativity can make their own masterpiece at classes and workshops available here. Whether you're taking in a show with one of Tucson's hottest bands at the Rialto or Club Congress or choosing from the vast line-up of staged concerts and plays or outdoor festivals, you'll certainly find something culturally oriented  to your liking.


Video: New Downtown Murals

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Murals of Tucson: Cultural Legacy Through Contemporary Street Art Map


Sep 21

Etherton Gallery: Steve McCurry-The Unguarded Moment September 20, 2018 - November 10, 2018

Etherton Gallery presents its first exhibition of the 2018-2019... Read More

Sep 22

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show September 22, 2018 - December 28, 2019

Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-... Read More

Sep 22

Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & OOOH La La! September 22, 2018 - April 13, 2019

Step right up and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a... Read More

Sep 21

Arizona Theatre Company Season-opener: Native Gardens September 20, 2018 - September 29, 2018

Arizona Theatre Company presents "Native Gardens" at the Temple of... Read More

Sep 21

Tucson Symphony Orchestra 2018-2019 Season Opening: Beethoven Odyssey September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra introduces its 90th season with music... Read More

Oct 06

The Big Picture October 6, 2018

Central Tucson Gallery Association (CTGA) presents self-guided tour... Read More

Oct 06

AZ Opera: Maria de Buenos Aires October 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Arizona Opera presents "Maria de Buenos Aires," combining the sensual... Read More

Oct 19

True Concord Voices & Orchestra: Northern Lights October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

The Grammy Award-nominated True Concord Voices & Orchestra's "... Read More

Oct 20

Arts in the Plaza Fine Art Festival October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Arts in the Plaza showcases fine art from the region’s most exquisite... Read More

Oct 21

Diana Madaras 2018 Annual Show: Adventures of the Heart October 21, 2018

Color and joy - these are the vibrant forces that illuminate the... Read More

Nov 02

Tubac Fall Arts & Crafts Festival November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018

The Village of Tubac hosts the fall festival outdoors with hundreds... Read More

Nov 08

Loft Film Fest November 8, 2018 - November 15, 2018

The Loft Film Fest at the Loft Cinema is dedicated to showcasing the... Read More

Dec 15

A Southwest Nutcracker December 15, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Tucson Regional Ballet's presentation of the classic Nutcracker... Read More

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