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Voted Best Art Gallery in town by the Tucson Weekly for nine consecutive years, this gallery has been firmly established in the local art community since 1981. Its focus is on 19th and 20th Century vintage and contemporary photographs from all around the globe, including works by such luminaries as Ansel Adams and Eadward Muybridge, but it also features local and regional artists in different media.
Owner Tom Philabaum is renowned as one of America's best glass artists, with exhibits throughout the US, Mexico and Europe, and his gallery, Philabaum Glass, reflects his position in the art world, exhibiting more than 100 nationally and internationally celebrated artists. Apart from wandering around and appreciating the exhibits, you can view glassblowing at his studio and learn about the history of the studio glass movement. This place is open from Tuesday to Saturday at 10am.
Of the co-op galleries in Tucson, this one is probably the best. Thirty local artists show their work on consignment here, representing a cross-section of the Tucson art scene in a variety of media and styles. There is a good mix of painting and sculpture, with a focus on Southwestern desert themes. This is an excellent opportunity to both support local art and get your souvenir from the Southwest.
This gallery is one of the oldest places in the Southwest, to showcase the people and the wildlife of the American West. All the art, at Settlers West Galleries, is representational, and the owners make a point of selecting the finest in the field. Painters Howard Terpning, Kenneth Riley, and Harley Brown are among the Western artists featured. There is a fine art as well as a book and print gallery for you to browse and select a souvenir from the West.
With 10,000 square feet, Medicine Man Gallery is one of the biggest galleries of the far East, and the only one in Tucson featuring monumental works on display in a sculpture garden. There is a variety of Native American jewelry, pottery, basketry and a fine collection of Navajo rugs. The place also showcases the works of potter Maria Martinez and the works of renowned Western artist Maynard Dixon.