Press Releases

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.

July 7, 2014

Mysteries: Three Tucson Artists Explore Color and Form in Newest Pioneer Building Exhibit

The Tucson Pima Arts Council presents “Mysteries,” featuring artworks by Caroline Pyevich, Becky Duncan and Kristy Thomas. The eclectic group of works on display range from moonlit cereus flowers and sun-drenched outdoor still lives to shimmering abstractions and fantastical other worlds.

June 4, 2014

TPAC New Works Grants Help Artists to Explore New Creative Terrain

The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) is pleased to announce the names of the 2014 recipients of the New Works Artist Project Grant awards. The Grant awards distributed this year are meant to help practicing artists produce new and innovative bodies of work. Selection is based on grantees’ ability to demonstrate the highest standard of […]

May 29, 2014

Playwright Octavio Solis Headlines Latina/o Voices on Stage, a Two-Day Conference for Tucson-Pima Theatre Artists

Dates: Saturday, June 28th, 11 AM-3 PM Sunday, June 29th, 11 AM-2 PM The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) is thrilled to bring the acclaimed playwright Octavio Solis together with local and national theatre makers, for a weekend of professional development for area theatre artists. Author of over 20 plays, Octavio Solis is considered by […]

May 2, 2014

TPAC Announces the 2014 Lumies Nominees

Celebrate This Year’s Stellar Line-Up of Our Region’s Most Creative and Inspiring People and Organizations   The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) is elated to announce the slate of nominees for this year’s 2014 Lumies Arts & Business Awards. This year’s cohort of exceptionally talented individuals, organizations and partners underscores the Lumies’ continued relevance to […]

April 25, 2014

New Works Artist Showcase 2014 at Maker House Spotlights Tucson’s Creative Professionals

The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) is delighted to present New Works Artist Showcase 2014 at the Maker House, on Thursday, May 8th, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. A one-of-a-kind celebration of creative innovation, attendees will experience an array of exciting presentations and performances by the winners of TPAC’s 2013/14 New Works Artist Project grants. […]

April 8, 2014

MacArthur ‘Genius’ & Author Junot Díaz to Speak at Fox Theatre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :: April 8, 2014 The Tucson Pima Arts Council and Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry are greatly pleased to present Pulitzer Prize-winning author and McArthur ‘Genius’ Junot Díaz at the Fox Theatre on April 23rd. Born in the Dominican Republic, raised in New Jersey and currently serving as an MIT tenured professor, Junot […]

March 6, 2014

Refractions: Interpretations of Space and Place in the Tucson Landscape in Latest Pioneer Exhibit

Paintings exploring multiple dimensions, by Christina McNearney, Jennifer Day and Linda Chappel, are the latest features in the Tucson Pima Arts Council’s second show of the season.

Sons of Orpheus performance. Photo by Steven Meckler.