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The Arts

Performers, makers, artists, musicians and more all find a home here.

Arizona's Oasis of Culture

The Wall Street Journal once referred to Tucson as a "mini mecca for the arts"—a city that supports more quality performing arts groups than some twice its size, plus we have exceptional museums, inspiring galleries, an invigorating line-up of festivals and a rich film history. If you'd like to get more hands-on to make your own masterpiece, that's available here as well. Taking in a show by one of music's hottest bands at the Rialto or pursuing the collection at the Center for Creative Photography, you'll certainly find something culturally oriented in Tucson to your liking.


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Mar 10

2nd Saturdays Downtown March 10, 2018 - December 8, 2018

2nd Saturdays presents a family-friendly street fair in downtown... Read More

28th Annual Spring Artisans Market February 18, 2018

For decades, locals and visitors have discovered some of the finest... Read More

Feb 23

Southwest Indian Art Collectors Exposition February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Shop for works handmade by fine Native American artists. You can see... Read More

Feb 24

Rodeo Days Art Celebration February 24, 2018

Come to Plaza Palomino and enjoy this Western-themed, fun-filled day... Read More

Feb 24

Tucson Symphony Orchestra: The Story of Babar The Elephant February 24, 2018

Everybody's very favorite little elephant comes to life when José... Read More

Feb 27

The Ten Tenors - Wish You Were Here February 27, 2018

Celebrated for their colourful repertoire, breathtaking arrangements... Read More

Mar 03

AZ Opera: The Barber of Seville March 3, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Gioachino Rossini;s greatest masterpiece, The Barber of Seville, is... Read More

Mar 04

25th Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival March 4, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, founded in 1948, presents its... Read More

Mar 09

Catalina Organ Festival March 9, 2018

The Catalina Organ Festival hosts David Enlow (organist and choir... Read More

Mar 10

Arizona Theatre Company: Low Down Dirty Blues March 10, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Arizona Theatre Company presents "Low Down Dirty Blues, by Randal... Read More

Mar 10

DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band at Sea of Glass March 10, 2018

Sea of Glass Center For The Arts proudly presents "DeGrazia Spanish... Read More

Mar 13

Broadway in Tucson: The King and I March 13, 2018 - March 18, 2018

The 2015 Tony Award®-winner for Best Musical Revival, "The King and I... Read More

Mar 20

UA Presents: Audra McDonald March 20, 2018

UA Presents hosts Audra McDonald, unparalleled in the breadth and... Read More

Mar 24

Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance partners with the... Read More

Apr 25

Tucson International Mariachi Conference April 25, 2018 - April 28, 2018

The Tucson International Mariachi Conference was created to pass on... Read More

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Eleven Great Places to See Art

Tucson is an art town, no question about it. Artists are attracted not only by the famous southwestern light and the glories of desert and... Read More

Tucson Is a Place for Music

When you think of American cities known for music, sure, names like Nashville, Memphis, Seattle and Austin will come to mind, and for good reason... Read More

Tucson on Film

Tucson has been a favorite of filmmakers almost as long as there has been motion pictures... Read More