Tubac Artist Colony – Tubac, Arizona

Tubac Artist Colony - Tubac, Arizona.jpgTubac Artist Colony – Tubac, Arizona

This community of southern Arizona is quickly becoming a growing artist colony.  Located in the Santa Cruz River Valley Tubac has a 250 year old Spanish history and an interesting struggle to exist when the military pulled out and the railroad went to Tucson.  But, it has become home to some of the most unique artists in the state.

There are over 80 galleries and shops that feature hand crafted items, sculpture, paintings, clothing and some of southern Arizona’s best import shops all for you to enjoy.

The Tubac Center of the Arts provides a full range of arts programming for you to attend.

Tubac is also great for birding, hiking, off-road mountain biking and golf.  It’s just 40 minutes south of Tucson and 20 minutes from Nogales.

The small road sign for Tubac should easily be missed but with the flags of all the "rulers" of the area over the years blowing in the breeze you will certainly notice your exit. 

Tubac’s present incarnation as an artists’ colony began in the 40′s with the opening of Dale Nichol’s Artist School.  Some forty artists traveled to Tubac to study with him and it has grown from then on to be the artist Mecca it is today.

Location: 45 miles south of Tucson off I-19.

Open: daily except Christmas from 8 – 5

Admission to the museum is $2 for adults and $1 for children 7 – 13, free for the little ones.

The historical re-enactors perform Sundays from 1- 4 October through March.

For more information call: 520-398-2252

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