If you haven’t been to “The Castle” at 388 S. Stone Ave south of downtown Tucson, then I encourage you to drop by tomorrow November 7, between 7 to 10 p.m. for the monthly reception of WomanKraft (www.womankraft.org), a non profit arts organization. Founded in 1974, WomanKraft’s mission is to “claim, validate, and empower women artists and other under represented groups.”
This November reception will highlight the beginning of their annual Holiday Bazaar–which started in 1986, to provide a venue for Tucson women artists and artisans to sell their “most affordable, original and diverse artworks”. Free & creative gift wrapping for all gallery purchases will be done by Darlene Kirk of Payson, Arizona.
I’ve been to a few of their receptions over the years, and the crafts on sale include acrylic or watercolor paintings, photographs, sculptures, metal creations, feathery boas, lots of lovely jewelry, notecards, etc.
Another second Holiday Bazaar reception will be held on Saturday December 5, also from 7 to 10 p.m. for more holiday shopping!
Regular hours for WomanKraft (located south of Cushing Street) are Tuesdays to Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m.
“The Castle” (built in 1918, photo below) houses the art gallery, the School of the Arts, The Sanctuary–an all natural beauty salon–and the Institute for Shamanic Arts. Read more about these programs on their website, or in their bi-monthly newsletter “The Castle Voice”, or call 520-629-9976.