Lo and behold, we are finally able to bring you some real life, physical options for outings and entertainment once again! Combined with virtual suggestions as well. Enjoy all that Tucson has to offer – in person, or from your favorite chair!

Saturday Farmers Market at Rincon Valley
Serving the rural eastside of Tucson and Vail communities since 2001, the Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market has offered locally grown food, handmade goods and plenty of family fun to the area. Drive down Old Spanish Trail and you’ll find this weekly Saturday market at the big green and white barn at the base of the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park, just east of Vail. Stretching along the Rincon Valley and the Cienega Corridor of the beautiful Sonoran Desert, vendors offer everything from locally grown produce, freshly roasted coffee, baked goods, tortillas, salsas, ready-to-eat food and a variety of handmade artisan goods. Before you visit, know the continued safe operation of farmers markets requires frequent hand washing, social distancing, and ongoing modifications. Please review the market requirements and how to be a health advocate on the Heirloom Farmers Markets coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage.
Located East of Vail and South of Escalante Road on Old Spanish Trail. Look for the big white and green barn on the South side of the road. Handicap accessible and porta-potties on site.

A Message To Our Customers And Vendors: All Heirloom Farmers Markets will be open, selling food items only. The Green Valley Village Farmers and Artisans Market is temporarily closed until further notice. No token sales. SNAP/EBT and Double Up Food Bucks Arizona will be available at the markets.

All Souls Procession: Many Bones, One Heart Extended
Some walk to remember, some walk to forget, but all come to celebrate at Tucson’s All Souls Procession in November. Meet Leslie Ann Epperson of Many Bones, One Heart who has given much care and effort into capturing the many stories, the history, the effort, and the heart that go into Tucson’s homegrown communal ceremony for memorializing departed friends and loved ones. Enjoy this trailer from a few year’s back for Leslie’s full-length documentary about Tucson beloved Procession!

The Loft Cinema: Livestreaming New Releases
Check out this week’s streaming options at The Loft Cinema. These films are arthouse theatrical streaming exclusives and not available on other streaming platforms. The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. This money will go directly to The Loft’s employees and essential operational costs while our theatre is closed. Buy streams and read about each of the films at loftcinema.org/  The Loft Cinema is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak shutdown but will be posting some of their staff’s top picks as well as exclusive festival picks to watch at home. This content will be livestreamed indefinitely until further notice, so make some popcorn and sit back and enjoy until the theater reopens.

1st Saturday Art Walk
This group exhibition of paintings and sculpture takes place on the first Saturday of each month between September and June. The event includes artist receptions at 6 PM-9 PM at the following Central Tucson Gallery Association (CTGA) members in the downtown Tucson Warehouse Arts District, among other venues: Andrew Smith Gallery, Contreras Gallery and Jewelry, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Joseph Gross Gallery, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio, and Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop. (Pictured: Raices Taller 222 Gallery)

Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch: Video Tour
The first segment of a video tour of the exhibition, led by Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse at the Tucson Museum of Art. This exhibit was open for just two weeks before the museum’s temporary closure began. We miss it too! We have extended this exhibit through September 20, 2020. Until we’re able to open our doors again for in-person viewing, you can experience the exhibition virtually with a video tour by Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse. This week’s segment introduces art dealer Elaine Horwitch and describes her vision for her galleries.