Our 2015 homage to the cult of the fiery chile – and decadent chocolate – also celebrates another enduring tradition of the borderlands, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a time we remember and honor those who have gone before. Throughout the grounds, vendors will feature chile- and Day of the Dead-inspired crafts and chile- and chocolate-enhanced foodstuffs and culinary delights. There will be food trucks, chile roasters, musical entertainment by local artists, sales of ornamental and edible chile plants, free Day of the Dead-themed face painting and children’s activities. $5 members, $15 general public (children 12 and under free)

The Rose and The Robe, DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

The travels of Fray Junipero Serra and the Franciscan missions he founded in early California are chronicled by artist Ted DeGrazia in a series of oil paintings and text titled “The Rose and the Robe”. In the late 1700’s, Serra founded the first nine of the twenty-one Franciscan missions established along the coast of Spanish colonial California from San Diego to San Francisco. An opening reception for The Rose and the Robe will be held at the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, August 28th 2015, and the exhibit will remain on display through January 27th, 2016.

This new Hands-On Experience at the Arizona History Museum Opens August 1, 2015.
You become part of the Exhibit! I AM Tucson is an exhibit that invites you to share your impressions and experiences of living in Southern Arizona. This non-traditional exhibit tells the story of Tucson in the words and drawings of those who live here both past and present. Visit the link for details!

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Beat the heat and enjoy refreshing summer evening breezes during Cool Summer Nights. With stunning sunsets, star-lit skies, gourmet dining, and animals reappearing from their daytime estivation, it is understandable why these enchanting Saturday nights have become so popular. Click on the banner to see the weekly themes and activity schedule!

Blue Star Museums

The Tucson Association of Museums includes several museums which are participating in the Blue Star program, providing free museum admission for active duty military families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Monthly Meetings Will Now Be Held On the First Wednesday of the Month

Beginning on June 3, 2015, the remaining monthly meetings for 2015 will be held on the first Wednesday of the month. The time frame of 3:30pm – 5:00pm has not changed.

Our new, permanent location for 2015 will be Cafe a La C’Art, located inside the courtyard of the Tucson Museum of Art. We will have a separate room reserved for our members. Free parking is available in the TMA parking lot located on the north end of the historic block off of Washington Street. Metered street parking is also available in the surrounding area.

We are hopeful that this new location and date will encourage more of you to attend our monthly meetings – also, our meetings will take place during Happy Hour!