Summer’s final month sees no shortage of things to entertain and occupy the mind and body! Take a look at these goings-on and make your plans today.

Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance: Online Arts & Culture Experiences
Southern Arizona is a place of great artistic diversity and creativity. During this time of social distancing, thousands of artists, creatives, makers, teachers, are making the switch to connect with their audiences online. We want to share and amplify all the great digital content that is being streamed and created. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance has compiled a list of local online streaming and digital content that is being produced here in our community. Follow the Event Website link on this page for some inspiring ways to get involved in creative education programming, live music, business training online, cultural dance experiences and art classes that are all being offered online.

The Positivity of Art
For the months of August and September, Wilde Meyer will be featuring a group show of gallery artists. The exhibition will rotate pieces as we receive new work. We hope you can visit us in person, but if not, please visit our website and let us know if you are interested in purchasing. The gallery is following Covid-19 guidelines.

Western Movies At The Loft
Each summer the Empire Ranch Foundation celebrates classic Western movies with a showing on the big screen at The Loft Cinema in Tucson. The fundraiser event also includes knowledgeable presentations by guest speakers, with audience participation invited. For the 10th western movie showing. Title of the film will be announced soon.

Buffalo Soldiers: The Art of David Laughlin
Learn why Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, just south of Tucson, is the only military installation to have the distinction of housing all four regimental units of the legendary Buffalo Soldiers in this art-focused presentation by David Laughlin at the Tucson Desert Art Museum. Buffalo Soldiers is the nickname of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Regiments, and the 24th and 25th Infantry Regiments, which were garrisoned at Fort Huachuca at one time or another.

The Buffalo Soldiers played a prominent role in the Arizona Territory in becoming a state. After serving in conflicts against bandits, renegades, and Native Americans throughout the western United States, several units moved to Arizona at such posts as Ft. Bowie and Ft. Verde in the 1880s. As protectors of the southern border and the New Mexico Territory, including Arizona, the Buffalo Soldiers created the atmosphere to establish Arizona and New Mexico as states. These soldiers served as postmen, constructed roads and telegraph lines and maintained law and order along the US-Mexican Border.

Friday Farmers Market at Udall Park
Udall Park Farmers Market is one of five markets in the Heirloom Farmers Markets system that offers fresh local produce and goods to the community. With 20+ vendors offering local and organic produce, farm-fresh eggs, Arizona grass-fed beef, local honey, freshly and locally roasted coffee, baked goods, salsa, tortillas, freshly roasted vegetables, pet products, soaps and more, this market brings the best of local food to Tucson’s east side. Located at the north entrance (near the baseball fields) of the expansive 173-acre Morris K. Udall Park, the Friday morning farmers market is visible from the road and can be easily accessed by both the SunTran and Udall Transit system. The Udall Park Farmers Market welcomes SNAP/EBT customers and encourages them to participate in Double Up Food Bucks AZ. Accessible and inclusive, this family-friendly market is the perfect place for the community to gather and enjoy live music, fresh food, and one of Tucson’s greatest outdoor parks.

Before you visit the market: The continued safe operation of farmers markets requires frequent hand washing, social distancing, and ongoing modifications. Please review our market requirements and how to be a health advocate on the coronavirus (COVID-19) web page. We appreciate your support and patience during this time.

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.