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“FInd diverse, creative, & beautiful art & more”

La Entrada de Tubac
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“FInd diverse, creative, & beautiful art & more”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is our second time to Tubac, and our first time to their Festival of the Arts. It's about 2.5 hours from Phoenix, and an hour from Tucson. Tubac features over 100 shops that brim with creativity, and feature such a wide range of art that you will find plenty to catch your fancy, whether you like painting, metalworks, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, or outdoor decor. The shops are arranged in clusters, and its incredibly relaxing to stroll from store to store in discovery mode. Among the many hidden treasures are Sole (footwear, belts, jewelry, clothing and accessories) and TumaCookery (kitchen accessories).

The Festival of the Arts was a bonus, with the streets lined with EVEN MORE wonderful artists. As frequent patrons of the Phoenix-area art shows, it was wonderful to plenty different artists, including several from Santa Fe and the northwest. We'll definitely return to this Festival.

We highly recommend visiting Tubac anytime, but also recommend visiting for their Festival of the Arts.

Visited February 2014
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Vancouver British Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Excellent local artisan shopping”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is the place to get authentic goods reflecting the history and culture of the southwest. I brought home a beautiful colourful flower pot typical of the Mexican and southwest culture. It has cactus on it and a little lizard sticking out from one side. They bubble wrapped it and I was able to get it home as a carry-on on the aircraft.

Visited December 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lots of fun shops and restaurants”
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Several blocks of interesting shops and restaurants. My friends felt like they got a good deal on some yard art and I found some cool raku

Visited December 2013
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suffield, ct
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Shop for the unusual, relax, beautiful setting”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is by far our favorite place to hang out when visiting family near Tucson. There are dozens of charming shops that carry unusual apparel and home decor. On this trip, we spent a couple of hours just in the Tubac Iron works. We purchased a pair of ladies boots, a wall clock, and several wrought iron wall hangings. The boots were beautiful brown leather on the tops and that leather was also stripped up both sides of the boot in a narrow panel. The main part of the boot trunk was a woven southwestern pattern fabric. Really subtle, pretty, and not something you see back East. We spent $90 on the boots, $68 on the wall clock (a 1918 double winged plane design), $22 on a 5 inch Beware of Large Dog bracelet (wrought iron) that hangs on a chain on the wall, plus a couple of other items. We barely scratched the surface at the Iron Works. And we didn't enter the many jewelry, pottery, and art shops all about the campus. We grabbed coffee at the Tubac Deli, which was also charming. Then we tooled around the shops in the rental car before heading out the back into the Tubac Golf Resort. From there you have mountains in the background, the Resort all around you and the shops nearby. Tubac is a quiet little slice of heaven.

Visited January 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Unusual shops”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very enjoyable here to just walk around and gather in the sights. Most of the shops cater to that special client looking for something you will not find elsewhere, mostly original art and sculptors. Each shop has that special piece to take home, also with a special price. There are also many shops that appeal to all, especially if you are a collector of "dia de los muertos" items. Great selection!

Visited January 2014
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