We are celebrating and centering Tucson's Historic 4th Avenue and its history this month. Unique, funky, and hyper-local, 4th Avenue represents some of the best characteristics of Tucson. It is a shopping and entertainment destination that gets nationwide attention. There are currently threats to the localism that defines the Avenue and Tucson at large. There is no better time to look back at the history of this commercial district and the fringe culture that found a home on 4th Ave since its revitalization in the 1970s in order to create strategies to retain the flavor of Historic Fourth Avenue in the face of future commercial and housing developments.
Join us on April 14th for local eats, drinks, the Night Train inspired tunes by DJ Big Baby Desus, and the release of a zine about the history of 4th Ave by Danielle Sanchez. In the spirit of storytelling, art, and community, we will have supplies for everyone to make a page for a collaborative zine sharing personal memories of 4th Avenue to be printed and distributed for free after the event. 🖋️✂️📃🖍️We hope it will help tell the stories you all have of 4th Ave, whether it’s from this year or 30 years ago, and exemplify the DIY and entrepreneurial spirit of 4th Ave.