2019 Rodeo Days Art Celebration


“Rodeo Days Arts Celebration
9th Annual “Rodeo Day Arts Celebration.” Free family fun.
– Artists – Fine Art, Metal, Glass, Ceramics, Jewelry, more
– Live Music: Mariachi Herradura 10:00-11:15; Ballet Folklorico dancing 11:30AM-12:00PM; Larry Armstrong’s Copper Moon with Toni Clark 1:30-2:30PM; Caiden Brewer 2:30-4:00PM.
– Quick Draw –Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Fmr Mayor Bob Walkup and local personalities, 12:30-1:00 PM. Benefits Gospel Rescue Mission homeless shelters of Tucson.
– Artists’ Silent Auction – items donated by participating artists and local merchants. Benefits Gospel Rescue Mission homeless shelters of Tucson.
– Beer Garden – Local beer by Dillinger Brewing Company. Benefits Tucson Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.
– Food – Available from Vero Amore, Trident Grill II, plus food truck BBQ4U
– Pony rides with Step Up Into TLC 11:00-3:00
– Western dress costume contest – Judged by Former Mayor Walkup 1:15.”


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Despite yesterday’s 2″ snowfall and cold, Rodeo Days must go on today. Fortunately there was no school in Tucson, so less parents were on the streets yesterday, with all that snow and slush. Enjoy this art event today, or the Tucson Peace Fair downtown at Armory Park.

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