New Gallery in Ajo!

Great news! Ajo Council for the Fine Arts (ACFA) is formalizing plans to open a non-profit, artist cooperative gallery in town. This is a first for Ajo and there’s lots of community support for this initiative.

Read more about this exciting venture.  ANNOUNCEMENT!

If you’d like to help prepare this new space, contact us for dates and times. 🙂

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Celebrate Day of the Dead in Ajo

Ajo’s 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Arts Festival will be held Sunday, November 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at aVita boutique and the Chu Chu Club.

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This year the event has expanded to include more children’s activities:
Decorating Sugar Skulls
A children’s craft table
An Ofrenda (a Mexican altar honoring deceased ancestors)
Dia de los Muertos ritual symbolism such as Pan de Muertos bread.

Children and Parents are invited to visit:
Ajo art teacher Allison Venturella have children creating paper streamers and decorative Guatemalan kites.
Artist Jackie Andes will offer decorating Sugar Skulls
Potter Karen Sucharski will be at a children’s crafts table

An Ofrenda will be constructed (we are hoping ACFA members will create this) for an interactive experience. We need an artist to create a skeleton to perch on the top of the Ofrenda (which can be sold/raffled off).

The festival will include:
Folkloric Dancing
Face painting
Live music with a DJ
Food vendors
Artists and crafters
T-shirts for sale created by Jackie Andes
Beer garden sponsored by the ChuChu Club
And more to come!

We need you and hope you can support the arts festival by being a vendor or volunteer. There is a $25 vendor fee for participating artists and crafters. Contact Jovita Wallace if you’d like to join us!

Pima County Call for Artists

Pima County Library System has issued a Call for Artists for the 2016-2017 season. If you are an artist living and working in Pima County, you’re eligible to apply.

Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2015.

You can learn more about the Call To Artist process, best practices, how to write an artist statement, and what to expect when exhibiting at the Library by attending one of the free workshops at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Idea+Space on the 2nd floor.

Preparing Your Call to Artists Submission Workshop
Wed, Aug 12, 2015, 6-7 pm
Sat, Aug 22, 2015, 11-12 noon

For detailed information about the Call click here Call to Artists for Pima County Library