Tubac AZ Press Releases
Tubac Festival of the Arts
February 4-8, 2015 — 10 am – 5 pm daily
The 56th annual Tubac Festival of the Arts, Arizona’s longest running festival, will be held on February 4 – 8, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm each day; admission is free.
A juried show, the Tubac Festival of the Arts features 175 art booths with artists from around the country. The festival features a range of artwork from fine painting and sculpture to fun and functional ceramics, skillfully crafted wood and leatherworks and shimmering glass. Visitors will also see photography, unique jewelry, artful clothing and mixed media works.
Painter Kathryn Alexander of Santa Fe uses materials such as molding paste, gels and watercolor, building layers to create her stunning animal images. Monique Hilfer from Murphys, California creates colorful and whimsical ceramics. Also of note are the beautiful watercolor works of Terry Meyer, who travels from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Meyer utilizes a variety of watercolor techniques: wet and dry brush, washes, runs and drippings to realize his work.
Executive Director, Angela Kirkner states: “this is a quality show which has something for everyone. We have fine art, foods and gourmet products”.
Each year Tubac experiences a unique synergy between the village’s resident shops and galleries and the artists from around the country whose works line the streets for five days.
Festival attendees will find several parking lots both in and adjacent to the event. Throughout the festival, free trolley service takes visitors to and from the parking lots and around Tubac village. The horse-drawn carriages delight attendees of all ages.
The food court offers a variety of ethnic and regional foods including Greek, Frybread, Asian and Southwestern cuisine. Also on hand will be festival favorites such as burgers, corn dogs, curly fries, funnel cakes, ice cream, kettle and fresh corn and fresh squeezed lemonade. Visitors can take home treats including, handmade caramel apples, spices, salsas, honey, roasted nuts, garlic specialties, jams and jellies.
Admission is free. Parking is $8 per car, all parking proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. Located south of Tucson, take exits 34 or 40 from southbound I – 19.
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Local Artists Highlighted in Tubac, Arizona on November 3 and 4, 2012
The Village of Tubac presents, Tubac: An Art Experience on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 2012, 10am to 5pm both days. A departure from previous Art Experience and ArtWalk events, this year tents will be set-up throughout the village where artists will create their works and meet the public.
Tubac, AZ (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Visitors to the historic artist colony of Tubac will enjoy a variety of demonstrations by local and visiting artists during the weekend of November 3 & 4, 10am to 5pm both days. New this year, “An Art Experience” will host outdoor “working studios” tents set-up in front of the village galleries and studios.
Art Experience, is a celebration of the creative process. A wide variety of art will be featured including painting, sculpture, fiber art, and botanicals. There will be artists demonstrations throughout the weekend. Visitors to the event can meet the artists and watch live demonstrations throughout the weekend; they can also actively participate by voting for their favorite works of art.
Tubac: An Art Experience 2012 is a departure from previous Art Experience and ArtWalk events. Tents will be set-up throughout the village where artists will create their works and meet the public. “This is a unique opportunity for the public to see Tubac’s gallery artists outdoors in the scenic beauty of the village,” says Angela Kirkner, executive director of the Tubac Chamber of Commerce.
Known as a haven for artists and a must-see for shoppers, Tubac offers an eclectic mix of more than 100 shops, fine art galleries and working artists’ studios, as well as dining, lodging and golf.
Tubac is located at Exit 34 on I-19, 45 miles south of Tucson.