Clever Gifts Abound at Artisans Market

March 7, 2012

Spring cleaning should leave some room at home for some spring shopping at the Tucson Museum of Art’s 20th Annual Spring Artisans Market.

The market is open each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 16, 17 and 18. It features more than 140 of the Southwest’s finest artisans, and this time, for the first time, food will come from a half dozen food trucks that have gained massive popularity at the frequent Food Truck Roundups.

Stroll through the lush courtyards of the Tucson Museum of Art, 140 North Main Avenue, and delight in the original works of regional artists, with handmade creations in jewelry, glass, ceramics, watercolors, photography, furniture, textiles and much more.  Also, there will be a children’s play area – you can bring the whole family for a fun filled day.

Admission is free to the market and the museum’s exhibitions, which include: “Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray”; “Tour Management” by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri;  “Frida’s Style, Traditional Women’s Costume from Mexico”;  “Tesoros del Pueblo: Latin American Folk Art”;  “(con) text” and “Han and Beyond – The Renaissance of China: The James Conley Collection.”