Monday, May 12, 2008

Support Downtown Tucson Artists

Leigh and I always enjoy the open studio art tours in Tucson. So many artists generously open their work spaces (and homes), welcoming us with conversation as well as insights into their art. The tours are fun, educational and of course nice shopping treks.

A more somber, tangential element to our tour this weekend was learning of the potential rail link issue for some of the artists situated off 6th Street. A proposed new alignment for the railroad lines down there potentially will hurt the community, cutting artists off from downtown, creating safety issues and dividing some neighborhoods. Please visit the artists' website for more information on this urgent topic.

And please support our very vibrant and funky art scene. I am so glad it is a strong player in this place called Tucson.

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