26th Annual Spring Artisans Market, March 18-20, 2016 at the Tucson Museum of Art

February 19 / 2016

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Contact: Laura Cortelyou
Director of PR and Marketing
(520) 616-2687
LCortelyou@TucsonMuseumofArt.org

26th Annual Spring Artisans Market
Friday – Sunday, March 18-20, 2016
at the Tucson Museum of Art

TUCSON, ARIZONA (February 9, 2016)  – For 26 years, locals and visitors have discovered Tucson’s best artisans at the Tucson Museum of Art’s (TMA) Spring Artisans Market, featuring more than 100 juried artisans of finely crafted pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gift items. Spring Artisans Market will be held Friday through Sunday, March 18 – 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM in the courtyards, lobby, and plaza of the Tucson Museum of Art at 140 N. Main Avenue, in historic downtown Tucson. Spring Artisans Market and the Museum are free and open to the public during all three days.

Spring Artisans Market will have food vendors and live music by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. This is also the last chance to see El Nacimiento, the beloved nativity scene, before it closes for its annual rest on March 20, until it reopens next fall.

Housed in La Casa Cordova, the oldest extant adobe in downtown Tucson, El Nacimiento is a wonderland of miniature Mexican village scenes interwoven with scenes from the story of the nativity.

El Nacimiento is a Southwest treasure,” said Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art and acting Curator of Latin American Art Dr. Julie Sasse. “We are honored to have one of the best known examples of this type of Mexican folk art in the U.S. that illustrates stories from the Bible through village scenes of daily life that incorporate the whole community.”

Local First Arizona will have an information booth at the Spring Artisans Market to spread awareness about the importance of buying local and shopping from local businesses and artisans.

Spring Artisans Market Details

  • More than 100 juried artisans of finely crafted pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gift items;
  • Food vendors and live music by Tucson Kitchen Musicians on Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20;
  • El Nacimiento will close to the public Sunday, March 20 at 5:00 PM;
  • The Museum is free and open to the public during the three days of Spring Artisans Market from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM;
  • Proceeds from Spring Artisans Market will benefit the programs, events, and activities of TMA.

Website: www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org
Phone: (520) 624-2333

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