Welcome to TucsonArt.info.
The site is being re-launched.
Please check back from time to time to see what's new.
The right column of every page starts with
overall information under Info, Navigation —
including a search box.
Categories shows the types of art, and art listings,
on this site. Last on the right: a list of Other sites:
artist groups, arts organizations, and more.
Below this box is a series of short articles about what's new here on
TucsonArt.info. You'll also find a listing of our latest
“tweets” on Twitter.
(If you'd like to follow
watch for our logo — red paint splotches on a sunny background —
in your feed.)
Fall Open Studios Tour is back, over three weekends
Tucson Pima Arts
Council announced July 30th that their long-running
Fall Artists’ Open Studios Tour would be cancelled
due to budget and staffing cuts.
Then, an article in the Arizona Daily Star,
Studio Tour is a go after $21,000 donation, appeared today.
In the meantime, two artist groups have put together their
own smaller tours.
Art Trails covers NW
and W Tucson on Oct. 24-25.
Heart of Tucson Art,
in Central Tucson, runs Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
The next big question is: How we can prevent a debacle like
this next fall?
(The spring tour is still on, by the way.)
What if TPAC completely bows out and no donors come forth?
How about splitting our current huge one-weekend tour into
smaller ones over two or three weekends, run by artist groups?
Could artists pay a sliding-scale fee, since $35-50
is a lot for some people?
Sonoran Arts Network has an article Open
Studio Tours in Tucson and in Other Cities with ideas.
And I'll try to keep this article updated as I get news.
New photo blog: Tucson’s Pocket Parks
I've just launched a new blog about small parks and hidden nooks
Great places to take a break or get some neighborhood color,
they're often too tiny to appear on a standard map.
(I'm planning to make a map that shows all of them.)
Today's entry is about Plaza of the Pioneers.
The blog's address is SmallParks.TucsonArt.info
(you can click there to see it).
Here's a snippet of one of the photos.
This is my third Tucson art and photography blog.
(The mailbox and mural blogs
are listed below.)
I hope these blogs help you find more art, more places
to relax... and to just enjoy our great town!
Radio interview about TucsonArt.info and blogs
Two Sundays ago — June 2 —
I was a guest on the
Fred & Jeff Show at FM 104.1 The Truth.
We chatted about Tucson Art, TucsonArt.info, as well as
the mural and mailbox blogs.
(That's me on the right side of the photo.)
The hosts did a great job and had a lot of fun — as they always do.
I had fun, too!
If you'd like to hear the whole show, click on their page above.
To hear only my part (MP3 format, 18 minutes), click here:
Jerry Peek on The Fred and Jeff Show June 2, 2013
(In my file — the one I just mentioned — my interview starts in earnest about 3 minutes after the start of the clip.)
Tucson Art blogs
To see new murals and mailboxes as they're added, you can use one of the “subscribe” features at the top-right hand side of either blog, or you can follow @TucsonArt on Twitter. (By the way, you don't have to be “on Twitter” to “follow” us. Just click on that Twitter link from time to time — or bookmark it for easy visiting.) We also tweet selected other art events around the area... and we'll be tweeting new artists and public art as soon as TucsonArt.info is re-launched.