Arts & Life

UA Eller student brings Mexican culture to life with new business

Alexa Rodriguez is a full-time student at the University of Arizona, has a full-time job and runs her own business — a business making a difference. In March 2019, Rodriguez started Adela Artisan Made, through which she sells products inspired by traditional Mexican culture — dresses, purses and jewelry — which are handmade by local artisans from Guadalajara, Mexico. Read more

Face painting a symbol of unity at All Souls Procession

Families, friends and students gathered on Fourth Avenue for the All Souls Procession Sunday night, their faces painted in homage to loved ones lost or in the spirit of festival. The sea of painted faces and even elaborate costumes filtered through Fourth Ave. and through downtown Tucson towards the Mercado in symbolism of the living walking among the dead. Read more

Glassblower Micah Blatt is the gem of his own bar: Mr. Head's

Micah Blatt, owner of Mr. Head's Art Gallery and Bar, has called Tucson home since 1996. Blatt began glass blowing when he was 18 years old. Self-taught, he wanted to open his own smoke shop with functional glass he would create himself, so he headed to the library to find books to study up on the unique art form. Read more