Tucson Art & Entertainment

"A mini mecca for the arts" is how one Wall Street Journal reporter described Tucson, marveling at the depth of artistic expression found here. The city has long been a beacon for creatives looking to draw inspiration from the strange beauty of the Sonoran Desert, not to mention the blend of cultures that birthed an aesthetic unlike any other. From visual nomads like Ansel Adams to desert natives like Tucson's own Ted Degrazia, this area has captured the imaginations of artists for as long as anyone can remember. 

Whether you're perusing the galleries and museums, roaming clubs downtown, or reserving seats at a historic theater, there's a vast lineup of performances, films, and art exhibits to choose from all over the area. This creative culture is shared by passionate locals at classes and workshops where you can create your own masterpieces, indoors and out. Shoppers can also find plenty of treasures handmade by Tucson artists and makers at local shops, fairs, and open studio tours.


Get Inspired By Tucson's Art Scene with Performances, Galleries, Studios, and Cinemas



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