A place of sweeping beauty and cultural diversity, Arizona is a haven of enlightenment for artists and aficionados alike. Take a long weekend and see what inspires you.
Visit Scottsdale for Old West charm and Native American craftsmanship. Stroll the streets of the Downtown Arts District every Thursday night during ArtWalk and enjoy exhibit openings, artist demonstrations and live entertainment.
Known for its warm colors and rejuvenating atmosphere, Sedona is an inspiration for artists. Visit the internationally renowned Tlaquepaque, Sedona’s arts and crafts village. With more than 40 boutiques and galleries, shopping is a joyful revelation of fabulous treasures.
Perched high in the Mingus Mountains, Jerome is a former mining town turned artist enclave. In the 1960s, this charming mile-high town was reinvented as a collection of studios, one-of-a-kind boutiques and galleries.
In its mining heyday, Bisbee was the largest city in the Old West, known for its rich copper mines and rowdy saloons. Today, Bisbee is cherished for its dramatic Victorian architecture, mild year-round climate and an abundance of art exhibitions.
Tubac is one of Southern Arizona’s hidden gems. Established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio, Tubac is now a bustling village, boasting 80 unique shops and galleries. With scenic high-desert vistas surrounding the town, a full day can be spent soaking in the views and enjoying the working studios and gift shops.
With 35 art galleries in its downtown district, Tucson ranks as one of the best places in the state to view works of masters and up-and-comers alike.
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