The AZ Hotel

24 04 2012

Urban Artist of Tucson Program continues in the OLDEST Hotel in Tucson, the closure of Humberto Lopez property does not affect your residencies. Please contact us at email
Our apologies for any confusion or distress the closure that facility may have caused you.
100 Years of serving the commercial community and visitors alike.
Brewd, Monkey Burger and Cricket are OPEN for business.


North 6th is now TWO way. Metered Parking on street available, 1st hour free in the Pennington Garage!


2nd Saturday TWO DAY Event On The AVENUE

9 02 2012

A test is upon us, those photography skills we have been honing for the past 6 months with View from My windows is paying off. This weekend ArtFAre and the URBAN ARTIST CONSERVATORY of TUCSON will be streaming the Event on the Avenue live on the programs website.The artist in The Arizona Hotel are excited this performers will playing outside our windows. Some of the main stage performances may be broadcast streaming the event, depending on visibility through the trees. The Urban Artist Conservatory of Tucson program under ArtFare a non-profit. We are not professional filmography artist, but rather emerging creatives. Keep fingers crossed no one objects to this unique opportunity for the ArtFare Artist. Check us out!
See you there.
Look for us LIVE @

A View from the Window

13 10 2011

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2007 – BICAS at ArtFare Block’s Area 51 – Blast From the Past

10 12 2009

ArtFare Endless Summer Block Party

1 08 2009

Free event will have bands, kid activities

What it is: The Endless Summer Block Party on Sixth Avenue. ArtFare’s Block Party to Celebrate Tucson’s Birthday

Who it’s for: This is an event for the whole family — from the youngest to the oldest and all in between. Jumping Castle til 6 pm.

When it is: 4-Midnight. Saturday.

Where it is: Downtown at 55 N. Sixth Ave. — between Pennington and Congress streets.

Who’s doing it: ArtFare

What it costs: Free.

Who to call: 520-903-0918

The particulars:

Tucson Academy of Leadership and Arts, a K-8 charter school for the performing arts, will be hosting an open house during the 4-6 pm slot. This is an open house for enrollment. Activities will take place in the street and on the third floor of the school. A jumping castle for the little ones.

ArtFare Artists will take over the ballroom on the third floor of the school with exhibitions of Dance, Singing, Youth Groups etc.

Tucson Birthday Ambassadors will be on hand to provide information about the other activities in the monthlong celebration of Tucson’s 234th birthday.

A stage will be set up in the street for live music and dance throughout the evening.  A beer “garden” will open around 7 pm kicking off the “adult swim” portion of the evening. Burger City will serve as the “beer garden”. Local bands will perform.

Vendors will be serving burgers, hotdogs and street roasted corn will be available and much much more.

ArtFare is a 501 c 3 non-profit arts organization and this is the 6th year celebrating the Endless Summer of Tucson.

We are also celebrating the 100th birthday of Tucson Birthday Celebration’s founder, Cele Peterson.

Dignitaries, Artists, and UA students as well as downtown residents and the curious are all invited to attend

This is an event for the whole family — from the youngest to the oldest and all in between.

Hosts:; Providence Service Corporation; Tucson Academy of Leadership & Arts; Old Pueblo Theatrical Solutions

What it costs: Free.

Resident Artist Kathy Keler Enjoys Montreal JazzFest

5 07 2009

Recent email from Kathy:

Being in Montreal is wonderful—the jazzfest started last week and we are right in the middle of the action, just a few blocks from the Latin Quarter. Montrealers are fun to be with (see photo), we are making friends and hoping to get folks us to visit us in Tucson when it gets cold up here!

For more information about Kathy and her artwork, check this link.

Kathy Keler, bottom left

Kathy Keler, bottom left

Four TALA Music Students Earn “Superior” Award at NAU Jazz Festival!!

11 03 2009

Jasmine Leon, Justine Mathews, Keyarah Muldrow and Daylean Perez traveled to Flagstaff with the Arizona Jazz Academy to compete in the prestegious Northern Arizona Jazz Festival. They performed with the AJA Chick Webb Jazz Band and were awarded a “Unanimous Superior” Award. All four girls began playing their instruments in October at TALA. The girls will also be performing with the AJA at the Fullerton Jazz Festival in California April 2nd, 3rd and 4th.