District News

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.

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!

Toole Avenue Streetscape Event a Success!

Toole Avenue Streetscape/Artscape 2011 Participants

On Saturday, October 22, community volunteers planted trees and other flora to green the landscape, and artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses spruced up the avenue with permanent, semi-permanent and temporary art.

Check out the updated Toole Avenue Artwalk during the fall Open Studio Tour, November 12-13!

Warehouse Real Estate Looking Up (KUAT)

Tucson’s downtown warehouse district has long been a haven for the local artist community. Clustered around the railroad, these buildings are known for solid construction, large floor plans, and cheap rent. Until recently, the future many of these structures seemed uncertain, and they appeared headed for demolition. But, now the downtown links project has been redesigned and many of the buildings are being sold by the Arizona Department of Transportation…