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August Featured Artist: Art Knacky Ceramics

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Our August featured artist is Andrea Kashanipour, the maker behind Art Knacky. She makes by hand whimsical ceramic figures, smaller than 8 inches, creating a "miniature empire." Her artwork has been featured in both national and international publications, including the New York Times and Gardens Illustrated Britain. We love the spirit of fun inherent in her pieces. In her words: "As an artist I enjoy making original items that embellish everyday life. My ceramic novelty ware takes inspiration from history, society and my environment. I expand on an established tradition of collectible fine art objects, with items that are accessible and feel...

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July Featured Artist: Lumenrose Jewelry

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Erika Rose Mark, the Tucson based creator behind Lumenrose Jewelry, believes in jewelry’s ability to transform and empower. She began metalsmithing in San Francisco in 2009, and became fascinated by the way that a hard, durable material can be turned into something that appears delicate, soft and luminous. The limitations of fabrication—the process of cutting, hammering, and connecting metal—inspire her. All her pieces are handmade and incorporate recycled sterling silver and often locally sourced turquoise. Erika says, "the ways we present ourselves to the world can be influenced by the ways we decorate our bodies. My wish is for jewelry to carry...

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June Featured Artist: Cactus Bloom Design

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Our fabulous featured artist this month is Celeste Mills, the creator behind Cactus Bloom Design.🌵🌺She is a Native of Tucson and a member of the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe. Celeste takes a feminine and modern approach to Native American jewelry. Her work is inspired by the beauty of the Sonoran Desert ~ the desert flowers and cacti blended with elements from her own Yaqui and Mexican cultures offer endless sources of inspiration. Her jewelry features a mix of desert plants in sterling silver, dainty chains, Arizona stones, and hammered silver elements. There's truly something for everyone amongst her collection!🌵Join us June...

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May Featured Artist: Gina Beca

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Our May featured artist is Gina Beca Desert Fauna Art. Gina, a native Tucsonan, is a multi-talented artist and art teacher who creates work that contemplates the peculiarities of nature. Submersed in the loveliness of the diverse Sonoran desert, her anthropomorphic figures reflect humanity's primitive instincts.🌸Dreamy and emotionally charged, her pieces will make you think and feel. Stop by this month's Art & Ale: Artist Happy Hour with Gina Beca on Saturday, May 12, 5-7 pm at the shop ~~ dj set, brews by Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., plus totes, ceramics and art prints by Gina!  

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Featuring Fourth Avenue

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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...

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