Walk around downtown on 1st Saturday Art Walks


For several years now the Central Tucson Gallery Assn. (CTGA)  has sponsored art walks on the 1st Saturdays of each month, to encourage Tucsonans to visit art galleries and shop local.  Tonight several of these galleries are open from 6 (or 7) p.m. to 9 p.m.

Here’s the list of 17 art galleries included in CTGA: http://firstsaturdayartwalks.com/index.html.  Some are open tonight, others may not be, so check w/ the individual galleries.  Those I know are definitely open tonight:

Baker + Hasseldenz Design, 100 E. 6th St., with art by Norwegian photographer Ole Marius Jørgensen (7 to 10 p.m.)

Conrad Wilde Gallery, 101 W. 6th St. , with a group show by Jessica Drenk, Yechel Gagnon, Marvin Shaver, Victoria May, Pamela Paulsrud, Dave Zaslow

Contreras Gallery, 110 E. 6th St., with art by Tucsonan Ruben Urrea Moreno, “Snakes and Ladders” (see image below)


George Strasburger Gallery, 172 E. Toole Ave., with his own portraits, figures, landscapes

microgallery mandibula (NEW gallery at 35 E. Toole Ave.), with a show entitled “Mexico on Fire”, with several artists:

Irasema Parra Arciniega
Mizraim Cárdenas
Carmen Jacobo
Javier Lopez 
Angel Pahuamba
Marco Lopez Prado
Ana E Reyes Pureco
Desmond Ray 
Eduardo Rubio
David Ruiz
Esteban Silva
Gabriel Torres

WomanKraft, 388 S. Stone Ave. , with their annual Holiday Bazaar (7 to 10 p.m.)

Yaybig Gallery, 174 E. Toole Ave., with art by Marcus Robiason,  “Igloo Martian”

Wee Gallery, 439 N. 6th Ave., # 171 (in OZMA Atelier) with artist Stu Jenks, “The Ancients”

also, Drawing Studio, 33 S. 6th Ave. has the popular bicycle themed art show auction by BICAS tonight: https://blogforarizona.net/19th-annual-art-auction-to-celebrate-25-years-of-bicas/. We previewed some of the fantastic art last night. Don’t miss this auction, ends before 9 p.m. tonight.


  1. Visited several galleries tonight and enjoyed Ruben Urrea Romero’s sketches for a proposed board game entitled “Snakes & Ladders”, esp. “La Cupacabra” (cow goat) figure, and “Los Politic@s”. Were awed at the photos by Ole Jorgensen of Nordic creatures at Baker + Hassseldenz, and a mixed media on campus mural “Un Cuento Universal” by Angel Pahuamba of Michoacan, Mexico. Diverse art is being shown here in Tucson. Also checked out Jessica Drenk’s paper art at Conrad Wilde, along w/ the other fiber, wood & paper creations by the other artists. Finally we stopped by Wee Gallery to see “The Ancients” small framed photos of nature in Arizona, California, England. More to see, but ran out of energy till next month’s 1st Saturday art walk.

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