by Pamela Powers Hannley


The Tucson Pima Arts Council's annual Open Studio Tour takes place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. More than 200 local artists will open their studios, show off their work, and hopefully sell some of it. 

I attended the Open Studio reception on Thursday night, and as usual a wide variety of art will be represented again this year. A list of artists is online. Printed booklets (with tour maps) for the tour can be picked up at all Bookmans locations, The Loft Cinema, and other locations. 

In the past, I have participated in the tour as an artist and as an art aficionado. (Shameless plug– this year my daughter is one of the artists.) The Studio Tour is an eye-opening experience. Check out the breadth and depth of art in our community. Please support it by buying some art this holiday season. (Hint: bring cash or check or your Pay Pal account information. Many artists do not take plastic.)