Press Releases

May 11, 2016

2016 Lumies Arts and Business Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Laura Reese, Storyteller Public Relations 562.652.5306 Tucson Pima Arts Council Hosts the 2016 Lumies Arts and Business Awards May 9, 2016 (TUCSON)— The annual Lumies Arts and Business Awards will be held on September 16, 2016 to celebrate those individuals, organizations, and businesses that make Southern Arizona a wellspring […]

January 20, 2016

The Tucson Pima Arts Council Announces 2015-2016 General Operating Support Awardees

The GOS grant is designed to sustain and grow the cultural vitality of our non-profit arts and cultural sector by supporting the presentation, aesthetic advancement and engagement with art and culture in the City of Tucson.

December 15, 2015

Roberto Bedoya, Direct of Civic Engagement Leaves Tucson Pima Arts Council to Pursue New Opportunities

He helped redefine the parameters and expectations of creative placemaking, consistently advocating for an expanded definition of inclusion.

November 10, 2015

Artist Tori Oswald explores space through a new exhibit at the
Pioneer Gallery in Downtown Tucson 

The public opening is November 14 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at 100 N. Stone Ave. The artwork will hang in the Pioneer Gallery until January 26, 2016. Please contact TPAC for information on purchasing art at 520.624.0595.

October 7, 2015

New Exhibit at Mayor’s Gallery Features
‘Plein Air’ Works From Four Local Artists

“In a city that averages more than 300 days of sun a year, we thought it fitting to feature works painted outdoors, in the sunshine, for this show, ” said Mayor Rothschild. “We appreciate how these Tucson artists have used the unique light of Tucson to inspire their work, and continue to inspire others through their art. Local artists include Eric Jabloner, Janice MacKenzie, Jean Beck, and Lowell Richardson.

September 28, 2015

Tucson artists unite for first ever multi-weekend Fall Open Studio Tour Season!

A collaboration between Tucson Pima Arts Council and two new artist-led tours has initiated the inaugural Fall Open Studio Tour Season. Art Trails, Heart of Tucson Art, and TPAC’s Open Studio Tour are three unique individual events that invite the public to tour the studios of artists from all over Pima County.

September 8, 2015

2015 Open Studio Tour Rescheduled After Generous Private Donation

Earlier this month, TPAC announced cancellation of the tour as a result of diminished funding. After hearing the news, arts supporters Jim Click and Fletcher McCusker responded with an incredible donation to keep the event running. “Our family has been blessed by this community and when I heard the news I just felt compelled to help out,” said Click. “My wife and I are fans of many of the artisans here in Tucson and know how hard they’re working to make sure this community thrives.”

August 11, 2015

New Leadership at Tucson Pima Arts Council

The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) board of directors is pleased to announce that Debi Chess Mabie has accepted the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer. Former Executive Director Roberto Bedoya moves forward to accept the new position of Director of Civic Engagement.

August 5, 2015

2015 Lumies Arts & Business Awards Announces
Extraordinary Nominee Line Up!

The list of Lumies nominations this year provides a unique view of the rich artistic life of Southern Arizona. View all 48 exceptional nominees!

July 17, 2014

Shining a Spotlight on the Tucson Streetcar’s Public Art

As crowds gather to celebrate the opening of the Tucson Streetcar on the weekend of Friday, July 25th through Sunday, July 27th, they will discover a feast for the eyes: unique works of public art that grace 11 of the Streetcar’s stops.

Sons of Orpheus performance. Photo by Steven Meckler.