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“Feb Tubac Art Fair is outstanding”

Tubac Center of the Arts
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Tubac
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tubac Center of the Arts is the Core of Art in Tubac. TCA is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the celebration and promotion of the arts through education, exhibitions, and performing arts. There are rotating juried exhibitions of art from both local artists as well as artists from across the country. The center also includes a children's summer arts program, art workshops, a gift shop, and ongoing events throughout the year. Please visit our website, for our current calendar of events and for workshops, visit TubacArtWorkshops.com.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Feb Tubac Art Fair is outstanding”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Haven't been to Tubac before and wasn't able to take in all there was to see but the Feb 2012 art fair is one of the best art fairs we have been too. Lots of diversification and lots of vendors but the space is such that you can easily move about and enjoy all there is too see. Check it out if you are in the area when the art fair is going on and then check it out again when it's back to village normal as there are so many stores to see that one couldn't do it all justice in an afternoon. Parking is $6.00 but the fair is free. Plenty of disabled parking too.

Visited February 2012
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provence77
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“This center could be a gem of an art center in desert. Unfortunately it has no vision for the future. Very sad. It could be fabu”
Reviewed 5 December 2011

This center could be a gem of an art center in the southwest and a destination. Unfortunately it is stuck in the past. If it had a vision and included the greater community it has the potential to move forward. Wonder what is holding it back?

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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Lots of fun--diverse and helpful staff”
Reviewed 9 November 2011

It was great to see a lot of diversity in media and helpful volunteer staff to answer questions I had about some of the techniques. Fun for the family.

Visited November 2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 17 March 2010

This is one of the most fun places I've ever visited, and you'll love it if you're into arts and crafts. Saw some really amazing exhibits in a nice 'village' setting. My favorite was Mark White's 'Kinetic Sculptures'. Great way to spend an afternoon and see some really good mayan-mexican influenced art.

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USA
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed 30 September 2008

Tubac is a little artist village and the Tubac Arts Center a focal point. This was not my first visit and I found some changes since last year. Some good, some less good.

The main exhibit area was redesigned, freshly painted and very pleasant. There was an exhibition of local art works, as usual. A lot of paintings, less photos, sculpture, pottery and glass. Very good work in general, although not varied, but well displayed. I had a good time visiting this exhibit.

So far so good... but I was really disappointed by the gift shop. From my previous visits, I remember a small gift shop, cheerful and well lit, with a lot of gifts hand made by local artists. This was a great place to shop for something unique at affordable price.
The gift shop has been remodeled too. It is much bigger and this was a pleasant surprise. But that’s about it. It is now sad and dark (eggplant walls, no light, huge dark pieces of furniture). Even the sales person looks sad, reading a book behind her desk instead of greeting customers with a smile.
And the beautiful gifts from Arizona are gone. Lots of children books and trinkets, items behind glass cases (I like to touch what I am going to purchase). I was planning to shop and bring back some gifts made locally, but I left empty handed. Where are the art works? This is the beginning of the season, and I thought the gift shop would have been packed with goodies.

A huge disappointment. Let’s hope they will improve. The Tubac Arts Center is a landmark of the village of Tubac and it would be a big loss for the Arts Community that it goes down in quality.

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