Festival of the Arts, February


66th Annual
Tubac Festival of the Arts
February 5-9, 2025
Save the Date!

Festivals have been a tradition in The Historic Village of Tubac since 1959. The Tubac Festival of the Arts is Southern Arizona’s longest running art festival.  

Highlights of the festival include more than 200 fine artists and craftsmen, a large assortment of festival eateries, and live entertainment.  Exhibiting artists are integrated throughout The Village, along roadways and plazas, and woven among the more than 125 art galleries, boutiques, specialty shops, and restaurants – providing one of the most spectacular art settings in Arizona!  Discover the place Where Art and History Meet! We are located just 45 minutes south of Tucson.

Reservations are suggested for  and restaurants in The Village, Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, and in Tumacacori, Arizona for all festivals and events. 

 

Vermillion Festivals have become magnets for art enthusiasts, cultural tourists, collectors, and talented artists from around the globe. Patrons enjoy the relaxed ambiance of these venues combined with a unique style of fusing the visual, culinary, and performing arts all into one idyllic location. These award winning festivals have developed a reputation for creating the ultimate festival experience.

Sponsors

We are grateful to Tucson Golf Cars for sponsoring our festival and providing transportation for the staff of the Tubac Chamber of Commerce, Tubac Fire District, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, and Arizona Rangers!

Tucson Golf Cars are golf car enthusiasts, and they are excited to help you experience the fun and adventure that a quality E-Z-Go or Cushman® vehicle can bring into your life! Visit their website to learn more about their new and pre-owned golf cars and other vehicles.

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ACI Starlink Installers is Arizona’s premier Starlink installation company and the festivals Internet Sponsor.  They provide customers, such as yourself, a professional installation of the Starlink satellite equipment, run the cable from the “Dishy” to an inside location and get your new Starlink Internet up and running.

Dental Laser Nogales

Dental Laser excels with competitive pricing, a welcoming atmosphere, and an experienced team. Not only are they committed to top-notch dental care, but they’ve also stepped up as sponsors. When seeking a dental provider abroad, the choices can be overwhelming, with some not meeting U.S. standards. However, with state-of-the-art equipment, Dental Laser leads in quality materials and services. With over 25 years of serving Southern Arizona, they’re renowned for top dental tourism in Nogales, Mexico. Understanding the challenge of premium yet affordable care, Dental Laser ensures a seamless, high-quality experience.

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Renewal by Andersen provides a wide selection of replacement windows and patio doors across the United States.

Journey to Tubac for a complete reset among the foothills of the Santa Rita and Tumacácori Mountain ranges. Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is a world-class Arizona luxury resort. Set on 500 acres of the historic Otero Ranch, the resort is an oasis of greenery rooted in Arizona history. Ease into a relaxed state with a leisurely round of golf, spend the day at the bliss-inducing spa, dine at historic Stables Ranch Grille & Bar, or explore the eclectic boutiques, museums, and fine art galleries of the Village of Tubac, which is within walking distance.

Commemorative Poster

 

 

Lawrence Lee has been chosen to represent the annual Tubac Festival of the Arts!  You may view the original artwork titled, “Moody Hues,” at Turquoise Tortoise, 5 Calle Baca in the Village of Tubac.  The original acrylic on canvas panel is 24×18″ unframed and with frame 31×25.”

Mr. Lee started selling his work in fine galleries in 1970 and became a full-time professional artist in 1979.  His work is represented in the permanent collections of many noted museums and corporations, as well as in thousands of private collections worldwide.  He accepted a coveted invitation to show in the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy in 2023.  

Commemorative posters will be sold during the festival at Turquoise Tortoise, the Rotary Club of Tubac, The Tubac Historical Society, and Más y Más.  Each poster (18×24″), signed or unsigned, is $20.  During the festival, “Meet the Artist” at Turquoise Tortoise or the Rotary Club of Tubac booth Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday:

  • Turquoise Tortoise, 5 Calle Baca, 10 am to 12 pm
  • Rotary Club of Tubac booth, on Tubac Road by Lone Mountain Turquoise, 1 pm to 3 pm 

Beer and Wine Garden

Every day, the Tubac Chamber of Commerce will have beer available for purchase.  The festival will exclusively showcase wine tastings on Friday and Saturday, featuring some of Arizona’s premier wineries such as Soaring Wines, Birds & Barrels Vineyard, DA Vines Vineyard, Sonoita Vineyards, and Strive Vineyards.

Come back on February 2nd to view the list of artists, vendors, and food trucks!

Parking and Authorized Vehicles

Parking is $10 per automobile and $20 per RV.  Proceeds from parking fees go toward local charities.

Due to safety concerns bicycles and unauthorized golf carts will not be allowed into The Village of Tubac during the Tubac Festival of the Arts from 9:30 am to 5 pm.  

Two golf cart parking lots have been created, and the fee will be $5 per golf cart.  Golf Cart Parking North is located at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum; proceeds benefit The Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum, the non profit organization that manages the park.  Golf Cart Parking South is located to the east of Plaza de Anza, near Lot F, and managed by the Santa Cruz Valley School District #35; proceeds benefit the school district.

Tour Busses and Shuttles

Print the bus route prior to your departure; the bus stop is located at St. Ann’s Church at 11 Calle Iglesia.  Tubac Festival of the Arts 2024 Bus Route and Parking Map.  

A shuttle is being offered by Reisen Arizona with transport from Tucson and Green Valley to Tubac.  

Dogs and Mobility Equipment

Dogs are welcome and must be leashed; however, due to the volume of pedestrians and the heat of the asphalt, we encourage you to leave pets at home.

Mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers are not available to rent in Tubac.  We suggest you rent these items in Tucson.  Handicap parking is available at each parking lot with the exception of Lot B. 

Sunshine Artist 200 Best Awards

Sunshine Artist Magazine announced the release of its annual 200 Best, ranking the nation’s most profitable art and craft festivals based on artists’ reported sales.  Artists and craftspeople were able to cast their votes from February through April for the 200 Best shows list. 

Voted #7 in the USA and #1 in Arizona by Sunshine Artists 2020
Voted #3 in the USA and #1 in Arizona by Sunshine Artists 2022
Sunshine Artist 2023 Tubac Festival of the Arts
Voted #9 in the USA and #1 in Arizona by Sunshine Artists 2023

If you are an artist or food vendor, information for future festivals will be on Zapplication.orgApplications open in June 2024. Save the dates of February 5th-9th, 2025.