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26th Annual Spring Artisans Market
March 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - March 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
26th Annual Spring Artisans Market os held on March 18-20, 2016 at the Tucson Museum of Art. For 26 years, locals and visitors have discovered Tucson’s best artisans at the Tucson Museum of Art’s (TMA) Spring Artisans Market, featuring more than 100 juried artisans of finely crafted pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gift items. Spring Artisans Market will be held Friday through Sunday, March 18 – 20, 2016, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM in the courtyards, lobby, and plaza of the Tucson Museum of Art at 140 N. Main Avenue, in historic downtown Tucson. Spring Artisans Market and the Museum are free and open to the public during all three days.
Spring Artisans Market will have food vendors and live music by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. This is also the last chance to see El Nacimiento, the beloved nativity scene, before it closes for its annual rest on March 20, until it reopens next fall.
Housed in La Casa Cordova, the oldest extant adobe in downtown Tucson, El Nacimiento is a wonderland of miniature Mexican village scenes interwoven with scenes from the story of the nativity.
“El Nacimiento is a Southwest treasure,” said Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art and acting Curator of Latin American Art Dr. Julie Sasse. “We are honored to have one of the best known examples of this type of Mexican folk art in the U.S. that illustrates stories from the Bible through village scenes of daily life that incorporate the whole community.”
Local First Arizona will have an information booth at the Spring Artisans Market to spread awareness about the importance of buying local and shopping from local businesses and artisans.
Spring Artisans Market Details
• More than 100 juried artisans of finely crafted pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gift items;
• Food vendors and live music by Tucson Kitchen Musicians on Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20;
• El Nacimiento will close to the public Sunday, March 20 at 5:00 PM;
• The Museum is free and open to the public during the three days of Spring Artisans Market from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM;
• Proceeds from Spring Artisans Market will benefit the programs, events, and activities of TMA.
Phone: (520) 624-2333
Museum Directions: The Museum is located at 140 N. Main Avenue in historic downtown Tucson at the crossroads of W. Alameda and N. Main Avenue. Parking is free in the Museum’s lot on W. Washington Street.
About the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block. The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block’s mission is Connecting Art to Life. The Museum was founded 1924 in the El Presidio Historic District of downtown Tucson. It is Southern Arizona’s premier presenter of fine art and art education programs.
The Museum features permanent and traveling exhibitions of Modern and Contemporary, Native American, American West, Latin American, and Asian art. The 74,000 square foot Museum offers guided tours, education programs, and studio art classes in a contemporary building. The Museum’s Historic Block of 19th and 20th C. adobe and Mission Revival-style buildings, encompassing an entire four-acre city block, includes the John K. Goodman Pavilion of Western Art, displaying the Museum’s notable art of the American West collection, the highly acclaimed Museum restaurant Café a la C’Art, and additional exhibition and studio spaces. For more information, please visit www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org or call (520) 624-2333. Follow the latest events on Facebook. TMA is a private 501(c)(3) charitable arts and education organization.