Patio Pop-Up Shops harken the Holidays

Especially-invited top artisans from Nogales to Tucson will be showcasing their work during the Patio Pop-Up Sale at the Tubac Center of the Arts (TCA) this month as part of its “Shop Safe! Shop Fun!” initiative.  Painters, woodworkers, jewelry designers, potters, craft demonstrators, custom clothiers, and much more,  will offer their latest creations exclusively at…

The “new normal” at the Gift Shop

In these times when “normal” still seems far away, we reopened the Gift Shop with enhancements we are pleased to share! First of all, we have a brand new checkout system. Thanks to a generous COVID-related grant, we were able to purchase new electronic systems to make all our transactions effortless and safe. The new…

‘Til we meet again!

During these challenging times of COVID-19 social distancing, we wanted you to know that the TCA staff continues to work “behind the scenes” to ensure life will resume as before this summer or thereafter. As we have communicated with many of you dedicated artists and consigners: please be assured that your valuable items left at…

Holiday Greetings!

After a buzz of Holiday Trunk Shows, Luminaria Nights, concerts and other events these last week, we are now inching toward the Holidays and then the full Snowbird Season in January. A special thank you to all those artists who participated in our Trunk Shows on the 29th and 30th (see photos below)  As the…

Holiday festivals & festivities focus

(Photo: Jewelry artist Sally Hoffman at the TCA Trunk Show, 11/18 – see her bio below) After a  very busy October with many new projects, such as Javelinas de Tubac, (read all about it a http://www.javelinasdetubac.com) successfully launched, we are now focusing on the upcoming Holidays. Late last month we tried something new:  a mini…

Exciting events and member artist profiles

This month we dive deeper into our season and welcome back many of our residents, visitors and volunteers!  It is also an exciting time in the Gallery as we open one of our largest annual exhibition:  Arizona Aqueous.  This is 34th year of this annual, national exhibit focused on water-based materials, and it’s always a…

New things “in store” for the season

We had  a record crowd attend our first-of-the-season  Members Open exhibit reception on the 2nd, and were thrilled with the positive reactions about the show and the new Gift Shop displays. Member artists who came by with their new season merchandise to consign noted the updates in display, assortment and overall organization of the Shop. …

Volunteer appreciation program

The TCA could not run without our volunteers!  We host two themed appreciation breakfasts and other events throughout the year where we salute our dedicated team with prizes and cheers. Our volunteers also receive special discounts in merchandise and free admission to some of our entertainment venues.  In all, it’s an ideal opportunity to give…

Customer + consigner = miles of smiles

When a customer runs into a consigner in the TCA Shop, good things can happen!  In this case, local resident Julianne Jenny (“Jenny” is on right) — who crafts sustainable, earth-friendly pieces made from found treasures in her native Hawaii — dropped by the Shop to find a customer admiring one of her shell necklaces….

Hats off to our creative consigners

We are fortunate to attract such a creative team of local artists to our Shop every season!  While currently representing over 100 consignors, we are always adding new faces to the mix.  This means you will always find fresh, unique merchandise at our Shop, such as: Paper-maché hats and earrings by Nanette Miranda (see left,…