(Tubac AZ)
Since I was passing right by Tubac, a visit to see the art galleries was an easy choice. A small village re-invented as an art center was mostly craft shops, galleries, museums, and eateries.

Sculpture, wall, building

Big Horn Gallery in Tubac

Sculpture, wood carving, metal crafts, pottery, jewelry, weaving, hand-crafted furniture, native and Mexican crafts were some of the offerings. I especially enjoyed the plein air paintings found at Geren Gallery and Cobalt Fine Arts. There was too much to see in just one visit.

Metal crafts on side of building

Metal crafts gallery

Tree, buildings, garden

Garden entry to shops

Lunch at Wisdom’s Dos was a delicious burrito and iced tea. Also at the edge of town, was the Presidio San Ignacio de Tubac State Historic Park; a colonial Spanish military outpost. But, it would have to wait for a different time, as another stop was planned.

Site: Tubac art village
Scene: Galleries, art, crafts, cafés, mountains

4 Responses to Tubac

  1. Jan Mains March 21, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    There’s also a mesquite wood factory that gives free tours in the area.

    • Pleinguy March 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

      There was a lot of mesquite wood items, but I missed there being a factory. Something else to see on a return visit. Thanks for letting me know about it.

  2. Dorothy March 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    Great place, great photos. It’s heartwarming to see how those little ole towns figure out ways to re-invent themselves in order to thrive. The great western spirit lives on!

    • Pleinguy March 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

      I was surprised and pleased to see so many shops, the variety, and seeming success. Nicely done mixing of old and new too.

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