Enjoy Hot Art at Heart of Tucson studio tour



2016 2nd Annual FALL Tour
Saturday, October 29, 2016 (11 AM – 5 PM)
Sunday, October 30, 2016 (11 AM – 5 PM)

“HOTA welcomes the general public on a free self-guided two day tour into the intimate settings of the artist’s studio! This gives artists a chance to expose & sell their work, while visitors will get the chance to learn more about the individual artist, the artistic process and support the arts! “

Complete list of participating artists in 2016:


And here’s the long form list and some art from their website:

Acrylic, Mixed Media, Ink, Silk & Encaustic Painting
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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. Visited 3 art studios today — Jeff Smith photography — mostly stunning lightning shots all over Arizona; Sally Krommes– an obsession with saguaro and other cacti, also photos; Barbara Hall, colorful fiber and paper art creations, plus copper & silver jewelry done by her husband. More to see till 5 p.m. today, all day tomorrow. Support art in Tucson.

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