Cultivate Tucson Spring Pop Up market


“Shop local & meet Tucson’s independent designers, makers & shops at our first ever SPRING pop-up market on Saturday, May 20th from 9am-4pm. Join us at “The FLASH” – 832 S. 6th Ave., where, for one day only, we’ll take over & reimagine an unused space to fill it with a pop-up market consisting of local goods, a floral shop, a coffee shop, and a community gathering space!

We’re happy to continue pouring back into the community by donating a percentage of all markets sales to local non-profits in our community. The spotlight non-profit for this market is CommunityShare.

We’re also excited to offer food & coffee options while you shop from: 5 Points Market & Restaurant, Presta Coffee Roasters, Tucson Fat Noodle, and more. Full vendor list available at This event is free, family-friendly & open to the public. Sorry, no pets. Most vendors will accept both cash & card, but bring cash just to be safe. Street parking is free and available in the areas surrounding the market.”

Early bird hours 8 to 10 a.m. Go online to get your tickets for that special time:

“CULTIVATE Tucson is a collective that builds pop-up events in order to introduce makers, designers, small businesses, and non-profits to each other; share emerging talent and spaces; and create:

  • a thriving, honest, creative community
  • a collaborative environment for ideas, visions, dreams, and goals
  • a face-to-face opportunity to support local creatives & makers
  • a place for supporting community initiatives + non-profits

our mission

Our goal is to foster collective empowerment, creative initiative, and community growth. We aim to showcase Tucson’s very best independent makers & shops in a vibrant marketplace, under one roof, while creating a unique experience for the community to come together and also providing a means for local goods & art to fund community initiatives and non-profits in the region.


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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).