Representing Southern
Arizona Artists for over 30 years

We are open seven days a week

 

Tom Kolt

Tom Kolt

Representing Southern Arizona Artists for over 30 years

We are open seven days a week

Ana Laura Gonzalez
Ana Laura Gonzalez

About Us

Desert Artisans’ Gallery is a fine art gallery owned and run by local Southern Arizona artists. With our selective jurying process, our gallery represents over 60 of the best artists in the area working in a variety of media including clay, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography & wood.

Founded in 1987, the gallery boasts over 30 years of providing a great diversity of local art for Tucson shoppers. We have become a Tucson destination for visitors and residents alike.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery is open 7 days a week, year-round. We have 4 themed exhibitions each year providing fresh, rotating artwork and gift ideas as well. With 30 creative, local members artists, we provide exciting events regularly including Exhibit opening receptions, bazaars, trunk shows, artist demonstrations & more.

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HAPPENINGS

“Tucson, Gem of the Desert”

“Tucson, Gem of the Desert” – our current Art Exhibition features local artists: Jim Burton, Tom Kolt, Susan Meyer, Lyle Rayfield, Dave Thekan and Jan Thompson.  This exhibit will run until February 2nd.

Jim Burton
Jim Burton
Paddie Flaherty, "Mother Love"
Paddie Flaherty, "Mother Love"

New Show: "Flights of Fancy"

Monday, February 3rd - Closed for show change.

Tuesday, February 4th - New Show opens.  Featured artists are: Sharon Bertrand,  Wanita Christensen, Nancy Cressler, Paddie Flaherty, Susan Libby and Judith Probst.

Artist's Reception Party, "Flights of Fancy"

Friday night, February 7th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us for the Artist's Reception at the gallery.  Check out our new artwork, visit with the artists & enjoy some refreshments too.

Wanita Christensen, "Desert Duet"
Wanita Christensen, "Desert Duet"
Craig Shifman
Craig Shifman

Pop-Up Show

Saturday, February 8th from 10am to 2pm featuring Geri Bringman, Craig Shifman and Margaret Shirer.

"The Magic of Metal Clay" by Lyle Rayfield

Saturday, February 22nd

Demo times: 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00 (free to attend)

Metal clay is a revolutionary new jewelry medium that combines microscopic particles of silver metal with an organic binder, and water, to produce a metal “clay” that transforms into a solid piece of pure silver when fired in a kiln. Small pieces can also be fired with an ordinary butane torch. Bronze, copper, and steel clays are available as well.

Lyle Rayfield, one of our member jewelry artists, uses metal clay as her medium of choice. Come watch and listen as Lyle talks about metal clay and demonstrates the remarkable transformation of silver clay to beautiful silver jewelry.

Lyle Rayfield
Lyle Rayfield