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Barrio Hollywood hosts 2nd annual art show

Pat’s Diner, by artist Lisa Kanouse, courtesy of Barrio Hollywood Neighborhood Assn.


“The Barrio Hollywood Neighborhood Association (BHNA) has partnered with El Rio Neighborhood Association to present its second annual art show, “Artistas del Barrio Hollywood” on October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Over 15 artists along with several performance artists will participate in the show which is at the El Rio Neighborhood Center.

The art show will open with a blessing by the 4 Winds Drum Group whose members hail from the Tohono O’odham Nation.  During the show there will be “intimate concerts” with musicians Raymond Armstrong, Michael Dues and Robert Ongley.  Pia Mogollon  will be performing her “living statue” routine during the show and blending in with the art work.

Ray Armstrong, BHNA Art Director said,

“Last year I had the pleasure to put on BHNA first art show.  We had over 18 artists and volunteers for this wonderful event.  That experience showed me that it’s important communities have a venue for local artisans where there work can be experienced by a wide variety of people.  This year our show is even better as we are including performing artists.”

The art show will be on October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the El Rio Neighborhood Center and is free to the public.    The Center is located at 1390 W. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ

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Friday Night Live at Main Gate Square (April to August)


Friday Night Live! Concert Line-up Announced (press release)

Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and Main Gate Square present a series of free, evening jazz concerts at the Geronimo Plaza, beginning April 4.
A jazz infusion has taken place each summer on University Boulevard for the past few years. This season stages the best pick of jazz performers in the region – from the Spanish guitar serenades of DeGrazia Band to the soulful vocals of Crystal Stark.

Presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance at Main Gate Square, the free performances alternate Fridays at 7 p.m. Coupled with delicious food from nearby local restaurants, the evenings provide a great way to begin the weekend.

“People come to Geronimo Plaza and discover Main Gate is a great place in a lively atmosphere,” said Jane McCollum, Main Gate Square general manager.
Main Gate Square, between Park and Euclid Avenues on University Boulevard, features more than 20 retailers and 30 restaurants near the University of Arizona. Main Gate merchants validate parking for the Tyndall Garage Monday through Friday after 5 p.m. to midnight (all parking fees incurred prior to 5 p.m. are the customer’s responsibility).

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