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Happy "Inspire Your Heart With Art" Day!

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 is "Inspire Your Heart With Art" Day! We hope your heart will be inspired to help WAMO with its mission of to preserve and protect the Historic Warehouse Arts District "as a center for incubation, production and exhibition of the arts, with artists at its heart" as recommended in the the Historic Warehouse Arts District Master Plan as adopted by the Mayor and City Council of Tucson in 2004. Learn more about where we are in this effort and how you can help.

Study of the Warehouse Arts District

WAMO Collaborates with Tucson Pima Arts Council on study of the Warehouse Arts District

With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), TPAC has completed an in-depth research study and outreach campaign for Downtown Tucson’s Warehouse Arts District; home to scores of galleries, performance spaces, artist studios and creative industries.

Steinfeld Warehouse: Power Up!

In Tucson, Arizona, the Steinfeld Warehouse is the oldest surviving industrial warehouse. Built in 1907, the structure is included on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Tucson Warehouse Historic District. The warehouse stands today is an early example of Victorian Commercial architecture, complete with corbelled red brick details, segmented arches above door and window openings, and a 1920s-era storefront addition with two-tone, wire-cut faced brick and cast stone. It’s make up is three large bays totaling 20,000 square feet.

WAMO needs YOU!

  • Care about affordable art space?
  • Care about preserving historic warehouses in Downtown Tucson?
  • Care about Downtown Revitalization?
  • Care about economic development for our region?
  • Care about preserving, protecting, promoting and programming the Tucson Warehouse Arts District?

Then you care about WAMO and the work we do every day.

Innovative Visibility Campaign

Sally Krommes and Sally Freda

Interested Community Members are invited to learn more at a Gathering at Borderlands Brewing Co. on Sept. 11

The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) and the Warehouse Arts Management Organization (WAMO) invite community members of Downtown’s Warehouse Arts District to participate in Marking the Sites, an exciting project for increasing visibility and awareness of the Warehouse Arts District. 

2013 Fall Open Studios Registration

Share your art and expand your audiences!

FINAL DEADLINE: AUG 20 AT 4 P.M. (fee: $55)

The Tucson Pima Arts Council invites Tucson and Pima County artists to participate in its annual Open Studio Tour, to be held this year on the weekend of November 9 and 10.

TPAC: Creating Prosperity

Creating Prosperity

The Tucson Pima Arts Council recently released a report entitled, "Creating Prosperity: How the Arts Improve Our Economy and Our Community Value".

From the report: "The nonprofit arts sector in Tucson and Pima County generates an impressive $87.7 million in annual revenue. (The national county median is $49 million.)"

Please download and read the full report today!

WAMO Hosts Curley School Artists at Steinfeld

On the weekend of November 10-11, more than 200 Tucson and Pima County artists will open their doors to the public for the free Fall Open Studio Tour, sponsored by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.

WAMO is pleased to host Morgana Wallace Cooper, Jovita Wallace, Steven Cook Atkinson, Arnold Lloyd Alexander, Victor Garcia, Karen Sucharski and Mike Henrichs;  the works of these artists from the Curley School (Ajo, AZ) will be on view both days from 11 am – 5 pm at the Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center,  101 W. 6th Avenue.

While  you are in the neighborhood, stop by the studios in these other Warehouse Arts District artspaces:

Steinfeld Warehouse in the News

Steinfeld Warehouse

Downtown Tucsonan: Artists Shopping for $1.5 Million to Revive Steinfeld Warehouse

As soon as artists got the keys to the Steinfeld Warehouse on Nov. 9, 2011, they scooted onto the fast-track to resurrect the 1907 brick structure as a live-work-shop-dine haven for artists.

Seeking Artists and Arts Organizations for Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center

Seeking Artists and Arts Organizations For New Creative Community: WAMO will soon be opening the recently renovated Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center.

Our vision is to cultivate a vibrant, interactive environment that sparks creative expression, ultimately leading to marketing opportunities through exhibits, performance and arts education.  WAMO intends to bring together artists from all disciplines with compatible retail to establish a place for artists to thrive and for our community to engage in diverse cultural experiences.