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Second Sundays

Rotating exhibits in the J’s Fine Art Gallery

The Second Sunday of each month, August – April, serves as an opening for each show in our 2022-2023 Fine Art Gallery Season. This is a time to stop by the gallery and peruse the art, chat with the artist or listen in on an artist talk, enjoy a refreshment and be in the company of other art appreciators in our community. Second Sundays events are FREE and open to the public on the following dates from 2-3:30pm in the J’s Fine Art Gallery.

February 12 | March 12 | April 9

Meet the Southern Arizona Arts Guild, Presented by the Southern Arizona Arts Guild

Sunday, November 13, 2-3:30pm

Common Threads, Presented by Fiber Artists of Southern Arizona

Sunday, January 8, 2-3:30pm

FASA—Fiber Artists of Southern Arizona—is a group of established artists committed to creating and promoting textile and fiber art.

Located in Tucson, Arizona, we explore many contemporary themes in our work and employ a variety of techniques: piecing, applique, collage, pleating, weaving, hand and machine stitching. Surface design techniques include hand dyeing, rust dyeing, dye discharge, painting, printing, image transfer and photography. Embellishment techniques include beading, thread painting, stamping, foiling, felting, and mixed media.

This show features work by:
Tamara Scott Anderson
Trish Hastings-Sargent
Joanne Krawchuk
Sharon Nemirov
Pinki Nutter
Ruth Sharp
Swan Amity Sheridan
Aimee Smythe
Peggie Thomas
Mary Vaneecke
Janet Windsor

The Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Celebrating Five Decades of Fiber Arts and Friendship

Sunday, February 12, 2-3:30pm

In celebration of their 50th Anniversary, the Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild, is showing five decades of members’ work, including weaving, spinning, knitting, felting, basketry, braiding, beading, and wearable art. The Guild will present a Marketplace February 11-12 with members’ work for sale and fiber art demonstrations in the lobby. Visit for details.

Tucson Portrait Stories, By Lauri Kaye

Sunday, March 12, 1 – 4pm

We are proud to present Tucson Portrait Story Art(ish) Festival : a brand-new immersive art experience in partnership with local artist Lauri Kaye of Create for the People Ventures and Southern Arizona Arts + Culture Alliance. The festival is free and open to the public.

The festival features 60 “Tucson Portrait Stories” illuminating the people, places, and events that make Tucson extraordinary, an ongoing series by Lauri Kaye. These media digital collages on metal, each include a short story about the subject. Over 15 of the subjects represented in the artwork/stories will be live at the event hosting interactive exhibits and activities sharing their talents and/or missions. Funds made from the sale of the artworks will be donated to Tucson nonprofits including Arts for All, Primavera Foundation, and Casa Maria. This festival is the kick-off, as the series will tour other Tucson locations continuing to share new stories and raise money for local charities.

Mayor Regina Romero, Chef Maria Mazon, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Sonoran Institute, UA Poetry Center, Guitarist Gabriel Ayala, Poet Sharon Byrd, The Loft Cinema, Bookmans, Sonoran Desert Museum, Fox Theater, Tree-ring Research Lab, Tucson Audubon Society, Reproductions Inc., and DeGrazia Gallery are among the exhibitors offering a variety of opportunities to taste, listen, watch, and learn about the rich culture of Tucson and its inhabitants including food tasting, live music and poetry readings, exotic animals and more.

Art as Memory and Storytelling, Presented by local Survivors and their families


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