managed by R. Sanders
ArtFare provides studio space for performing and visual artists and arts programming and workshops for children and adults
“It’s a way to keep the arts focused in downtown,” said Councilmember Nina Trasoff, who chairs the Rio Nuevo subcommittee. “The arts are an essential part of any downtown revitalization. Having a strong arts community is an economic driver.”
ArtFare provides arts spaces, equipment, information and instructions for a broad array of artistic pursuits, from painting and dance to music and culinary arts. A.I.A. Productions was based at ArtFare while shooting “Mary Shelley’s The Last Man” in various locations around Tucson, said Gabriele Andres, the movie’s producer.
“ArtFare has been extremely helpful,” Andres said. “Tig Collins has been a staunch supporter of filmmakers.”
The ArtFare mission is to provide the means for creative persons to bridge social, economic and cultural gaps through study, communal support and shared experience of the arts and humanities.
Centerally located in down town Tucson the Artfare calls it's home in the Historic Arizona Hotel which is open to the public 7 days a week from 10:30 am to 8:30pm with special Artfare community events extending outside these hours. The ArtFare is a 501 (C) (3) tax deductible non-profit with a public inspired purpose to directly support creative people and the sharing of creative endevors.