South of Tucson, just north of the Mexican border at Nogales and nestled in the Santa Cruz valley, lies the village of Tubac, “the place where art and history meet.” First settled by Spaniards mining silver from the nearby mountain ranges, since the end of WWII Tubac has become established as a thriving artists’ colony. Studios and shops surround the ruins from the adobe presidio and are the current drawing card for visitors today.
Walking along paths leading to vibrant coloured pottery, metal sculpture, and glass art, and into rooms filled with jewellery, paintings, dolls, clothing and rugs, we recalled our day in Santa Fe a nearly two years ago, where, too, galleries abound, filled with every kind of art and craft imaginable. A celebration of the creative spirit. Rich in imagination and diversity.
Tomorrow we head further north into the stunning red rocks and sacred energies of Sedona, this time accompanied by our friends and their Sunny dog.