Category: Arts + Shopping

Southwest Coloring Pages

|By Amanda Oien|Coloring Pages by Lucy Small Scrounge up your art supplies because coloring pages aren’t just for kids anymore. Did you know coloring promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety? “Coloring definitely has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring [about] more mindfulness,” says Marygrace Berberian, a certified art therapist and the Clinical Assistant Professor and… Read more »

Thistle: The Floral Shop of Your Holiday Dreams

A close up of a wreath decorated with pine cones, berries, and stems sold at Thistle, in Tucson, Arizona

|Photography by Kristen Brockel Thistle, the cutest floral shop you ever did see, is women-owned and gifts Tucson with a seasonal and unique selection of fresh flowers for delivery, pick-up, weddings, and events. We spent some time with Victoria and Carly while they hand-crafted holiday wreaths. And yes, even the pine cones are glittered by… Read more »

Leave No Stone Unturned

Gems and minerals from a showroom in Tucson, AZ

8 places in Tucson to get your gem and mineral fix year-round |By Nina Kolodij There’s no better place to explore the wonders of the Earth than at the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show—the largest and oldest of its kind in the world. Once a year, TGMS takes over the city for almost an… Read more »

Trade Boredom for Board Games

Open hand with multi-colored dice.

Your one-stop guide to the Tucson, AZ gaming community |By Nina Kolodij Nestled among the diverse outdoors and celebrated dining scenes of Tucson, AZ, is another kind of adventure—the quieter but equally robust world of gaming. The Southern Arizona city is home to an abundance of gaming stores, making it the perfect place to get… Read more »

Desert Son: Tucson’s Treasure Trove

Steve Osborne’s shop is the place to go for quality, one-of-a-kind, Southwest jewelry, pottery, rugs, moccasins, and more In a time when everything from jewelry to groceries can be purchased with the click of a button, it can be hard to feel motivated to leave the house to shop. But if you’re looking for some… Read more »

Continuing to Inspire

Tucson’s Museum of Art’s new exhibit explores the Western sublime | By Andrew Schaeffer Art may have changed over the past century, but the inspiration artists get from the serene desert landscape has not. And that’s just what the newest exhibit at Tucson Museum of Art showcases. Featuring 50 paintings, photographs, and textiles from museums… Read more »

Art and Soul

See original works of art at Artemizia Gallery | By Andrew Schaeffer There’s a clichéd phrase that often gets repeated in galleries by people who are only viewing works skin deep. “I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.” It’s perfectly fine for people who just want to see something… Read more »

Gallery Guide

Enrich your life with art. The following is a select list of galleries in Tucson and Southern Arizona whose holdings run the gamut from painting and sculpture to glasswork and ceramics. Call ahead for hours of operation and specific exhibit schedules. TUCSON TUBAC TOMBSTONE SONOITA BISBEE Featured Places Artemezia Artemizia Gallery in Bisbee, AZ goes… Read more »

Shopping Guide

Here’s an overview of just a few of the many fine shopping opportunities in and around Tucson. And while you’re out finding the perfect accessory or piece of furniture for your home, don’t be surprised if you run across a lot of other great finds as well. CENTRAL DOWNTOWN & UNIVERSITY AREAS EAST NORTHWEST &… Read more »

Murals: Tucson’s Hidden Gems

Discover the most extraordinary murals in and around the Old Pueblo | By Amanda Oien Tucson is known for its pigmented sunsets that swallow up the sky, creating a backdrop for the indigo mountains. But as you may find while exploring the Old Pueblo, the color isn’t just in the sky—it’s on walls, down mainstreets, side streets,… Read more »