Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Arts District Symposium, Thursday, February 17, 2011

Where have the artists gone? In the 1990's there were art galleries, artist studios, rehearsal spaces, all along Congress Street. In the 2000's, there were a few left. Today there are two art galleries on Congress Street. Where'd the artists and the art galleries go? Where's Dinnerware? What happened to the Arts District?

It's moved north!

North to Toole, Sixth Street, and Sixth Avenue, that is.

Over the years, many changes have happened in downtown Tucson. Along Toole and Sixth Street, new owners of properties have popped up and new tenants have moved in. An Arts District shakeup is in progress. On February 17th, meet some of the new energies that have moved in, are moving in, will move into this up an coming district. There is a sense of something brewing in the visual arts, the music scene, art production, food trucks, photography darkrooms, printmaking, yoga, and so much more. Drop by Dinnerware Artspace, 119 E. Toole, grab a beer, get a sense of what's coming to this area in the very near future. Tour a nearby space in process of renovation.

Where: Dinnerware Artspace, 119 E. Toole, 1 block east of the Stone Ave underpass downtown Tucson, on Toole.

When: Thursday, February 17th, 5:30-7pm.

Steven Eye(Solar Culture)
Mark Matlock(Fragment)
Tim Hagyard( Nuevo Bazaar),
Tim Bowen (Spoke Six on 6th Ave)
Susan French (manager of Bates Mansion, SW corner Stone/Toole.
Myles Stone (Borderlands Brewery)
Patrick McCardle (Central Arts Gallery)
Jasper Ludwig/Julia DeConcini(Tucson Community Darkroom)
Titus Castanza (Citizens)
David Aguirre (Dinnerware Artspace)

David Aguirre