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“Incredible collection of antique mexican art”
Review of Arte de la Vida

Arte de la Vida
Ranked #24 of 129 Shopping in Tucson
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Oracle, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Incredible collection of antique mexican art”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I will be going back. Their collection of vintage mexican artifacts is one of a kind. The store is in a hidden location tucked into a spot off of Tucson Blvd. just north of Broadway. Fortunately, the owners set up a little sandwich board sign across the street that caught my attention. You are able to buy vintage folk art from a selection that would take a collector a lifetime to create. I found a wrought iron light fixture for some friends. They have five of these that they have acquired over the last 25 years, but they are always looking for more.

Visited July 2014
5 Thank Christopher H
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Tucson, Arizona
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82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The Place to go in Tucson for Mexican Folk Art”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is the store to go to in Tucson when looking for Mexican Folk Art. You never know what you're going to find, so it's fun to browse. Lovely, colorful setting with beautiful collectors pieces to choose from. Everything is so nicely displayed. You're sure to find something that will fit your decor. Knowledgeable owners.

Visited March 2014
4 Thank monica h
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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Huge Selection of Vintage Mexican Art”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

As an expat living in Mexico, a friend and I stumbled across this extraordinary shop while visiting Tucson recently and what an amazing find! This is the real deal and the best display of vintage Mexican art, clothing, glassware and tin that I've ever come across. The owners, Kevin and James, are both friendly and knowledgeable of all the famous Mexican artists. Their shop is literally crammed with must-have items and yet decorated in such a delightful way! For the Peruvians out there, you'll also find things that will make you homesick. Shop local and don't miss this fabulous little shop!

Visited February 2014
4 Thank KELA4sisters
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Tucson, Arizona
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Bringing the Colors of Mexico to you!”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

I love vintage Mexican art and décor items and finally, I found the perfect store. The owners are knowledgeable and friendly; they obviously love the material they find and select for their store. Many of the pieces are absolutely charming and special. You won't regret spending half an hour looking around this delightful shop, and you will undoubtedly find something to take home.

Visited January 2014
4 Thank Debra Z
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