Tucson Artists’ Open Studios

April 10, 2014 |

Tucson Artists Open Studios 2014

Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13, 11am-5pm

Complete details at TucsonOpenStudios.com

The creative process is a fascinating thing. Trying to pinpoint the eureka moments of inspiration can be as elusive as drilling into quantum physics; getting to the finished product can be as tedious. Sometimes creation comes quickly, other times it takes years. What’s cool about the Tucson Artists’ Open Studios is having the chance to see what the artists of various ilk go through in order to get to their finished pieces. Have you ever looked at artwork and wondered, “How did they do that?” Now is the chance to ask the artists themselves.

Each spring, for the last nine years, the artist-initiated event invites the viewing public into the artists’ private production enclaves to check out the work, watch demonstrations, connect with the creative community and buy art, of course. It’s a good thing the event runs all weekend on April 12-13 as there are over 140 artists and 85 studios to visit. The mediums run from traditional—paintings, photography, pottery—to other unique mediums. If it has mass, it can be incorporated into art!

The free, self-guided tours run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, but mapping out your trip beforehand is always a good idea since not all locations are open all weekend.

For more complete information and a list of participating artists, please visit  TucsonOpenStudios.com or pickup the April print edition of Zocalo Magazine. The website, which has both listings by artists and listings by studios, will have the most up to date information. So browse the listings, check out the map and tally-ho art hunters and jump into the wild, wonderful world of Tucson creatives.

Category: Arts, Community