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Holiday Artisans Market
Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm MST
The Holiday Artisans Market November 17-19 at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block is a chance to jump-start the holiday shopping and visit the newly renovated museum galleries.
The market runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free and open to the public. The is no admission charge to the museum galleries throughout the weekend.
More than 100 artisans will display and sell crafted pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art and gift items during the three-day event on the TMA campus at 140 N. Main Ave. There will also be a beer and wine garden, and a pop-up café presented by Café a la C’Art all three days in the museum’s lobby. The event includes a Family Fun Garden with arts and crafts stations and demonstrations for visitors to view, including glassworks, printmaking, henna, caricatures and face painting. Yoga sessions and live music are also scheduled during the event. The new Museum Store is open in its new location, the John K Goodman Pavilion.
El Nacimiento, a longstanding Tucson tradition, will open in La Casa Cordova. It is a beloved miniature Mexican village scene with nativity scenes interwoven in the landscape. El Nacimiento was created over a period of 30 years by folk artist Maria Luisa Tena.
Visitors can experience the museum’s new and renovated galleries which opened on October 21 with reinstalled collection galleries and two new feature exhibitions, Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor, which examines clothing in art as symbols of power and identity, and Desert Dweller, which celebrates historic and contemporary Southern Arizona retailers as the curators and visionaries of local style.
The Museum is located at 140 N. Main Avenue in historic downtown Tucson at the crossroads of West Alameda Street and North Main Avenue. Parking is free in the Museum’s lot on West Washington Street.
Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free First Thursday: Play! Happy Hours @ TMA: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free admission for all, make, drink, and explore.
Second SundAZe @ TMA: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Free admission for Arizona and Sonora, Mexico residents every second Sunday of the month. Art-making activities and music. Fun for all ages.
Adults, $12; Senior (65+), $10; Student (with college ID), $7; Youth (13-17), $7; Child (12 and under), free; Veteran and active military with ID, free; Museum Member, Free.
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 in 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, Instagram, and Twitter. TMA is a private 501(c)(3) charitable arts and education organization.