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, 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.
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