Creative Spaces for Summer Fun - Oro Valley AZ Homes for Sale
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This summer, get in touch with your creative side. The murals dotting downtown Tucson and Phoenix show how the scenery and tradition of Arizona have influenced local artists for years. The state’s arts culture is supported by groups like the Southern Arizona Arts & Culture Alliance (SAACA) and charming local studios like Good Things Tucson and “First Studio” in Phoenix.
SAACA aims to bring people together through the creation, preservation, and advancements of the Arts. So far, it has created over 300,000 arts-driven experiences, including cultural festivals and community education. The largest project is the CATALYST Collaborative Arts & Maker Space. This 14,000 square foot slice of the Tucson Mall has something for every artist, whether it’s the Arts & Crafts Studio, Teaching Kitchen, or Digital Arts Studio.
Another great place to express your passion or try something new is Good Things Tucson. This inclusive art studio is designed to allow artists to share tricks of their trade and learn new ones as well. Good Things Tucson caters to a variety of skills to encourage people to try new forms of art. The workshop topics vary from water coloring to metal stamping.
First Studio has been a center for creativity in Phoenix since 1949. It offers relaxed private office space plus dynamic collaboration areas with ping pong, shuffleboard, and basketball. For the digital artist, there is a designated space for photography and video production. First Studio is home to 14 businesses and holds local art shows that cater to everyone. Check out these places for fun ideas to explore!