Friday, December 12, 2008

Good Cheer Overload

More holiday art sales and festivities this weekend!

4th Avenue Winter Street Fair
Friday-Sunday, December 12-14, 10am-6pm

4th Avenue between University and 9th Street

This one's a given. I've already plugged it here (scroll down a bit).

Mercado Holiday Bazaar
December 11-21

Mercado San Agustín
100 S. Avenida del Convento
Hours: F-Su 11am-9pm, M-Th 2-8pm

A feast for all 5 senses! Holiday celebrations and performances from Mexican, Native American and Anglo traditions mix with art, craft and food booths at Mercado San Agustín, Tucson's first public marketplace and part of the Rio Nuevo development just west of IH-10 off Congress. Click here for a complete schedule of events.

Holiday Open House
Saturday-Sunday, December 13-14, 2-6pm

Tucson Clay Co-op
3226 N. Dodge Blvd.

The Tucson Clay Co-op has those ceramic-lovers on your gift list covered. Making a resolution to learn a new artistic skill in 2009? They also offer an extensive variety of pottery classes for adults and kids.

Holiday Art Show and Sale
Saturday-Sunday, Decmeber 13-14, 11am-5pm
Lithic Vision Studio
2222 E. Helen St.

Sculptor Steve Holmes turns plain old rocks, cement, metal and other objects into playful plantscapes. A delight for gardeners or an imaginative addition to anyone's back patio. This weekend, he's offering 10% off all pieces (15% off if you can convince him you're a client). Prices range from $25-$1600.

Wearable Art Fiesta Saturdays
Saturdays through December 20, 4-8pm
Toque de Pasíon Boutique
3000 E. Broadway

To me, fashion and art go hand in hand, and all the more so when it's part of a fun, sophisticated event with Latin-American food, music and dancing. Browse painter/designer Edgar Huerta's art clothes, or have him paint a custom design on any garment starting at $25.

DRAWN Solstice Party and Sale
Saturday, December 13
Member's Pre-sale 6-7pm
Public Sale 7-8pm
149 N. Stone
$10 Members, $20 Non-members

This year, MOCA's annual exhibition and fundraiser is devoted exclusively to the medium of drawing. If you've seen DRAWN, you'll know that the works represented range from delicate and realistic, to raw and abstract. The sale gives everyone a chance to be a collector,with prices ranging $10 to $10,000. At MOCA's annual meeting last night, I learned that they hope to refurbish and move into a new, permanant space located in a historic fire station across from the Tucson Convention center by the end of next year, so they really need your help now more than ever to make this goal a reality and give Tucson the fantastic contemporary art space it deserves.

DRAWN 2008 features works by Larry Gipe, Chuck Hitner, Elisa Jimenez, Marguerite Kahrl, Kim Largey, Julia Latane, Bill Mackey, Jeff Parrish, Dave Sayre, James Schaub, Ken Shorr, Mike Stack, Paco Velez, Lee Ann Woolery, Daria Pigg, clamdiggin', Katy Monahagn, Zak Cushing, Albert Kogel and more.

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