Click here for updates on the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation at the University of Arizona

Arts & Life

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (10/16)
676 2 0.3%
Total (8/2)
39,754 601 1.5%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from
Updated October 16, 2021

Amplified A Cappella shines inside and outside the UA

Amplified A Cappella, one of the University of Arizona's a cappella groups, has faced the pandemic with music. Through their voices, Amplified shared its message about climate change and racial issues in UpstagedAID, organized by Upstaged Entertainment Group, one of the biggest virtual college a cappella competitions in history.  Read more

Tyrell Blacquemoss and the art of dreaming

The moment that artist Tyrell Blacquemoss sat down to speak with me, a wave of calm crashed over me. With a soothing voice dripping with wisdom, Blacquemoss’s grounded creative spirit took me on a journey as they gave me a glimpse into an art form I had never even considered: the art of dreams.    Read more

Business owners reflect on cancellation of Fourth Avenue's Winter Street Fair

 As the annual winter event brings in nearly 400,000 guests each year, the street fair would not be meeting the necessary protocol guidelines instituted by the Pima County Health Department according to the Historic Fourth Avenue website.  This was disappointing news for not only the many guests who attend, but for the artists, vendors, sponsors and local merchants who depend greatly on this event to boost their businesses.  Read more

GymCats are back in the apparatus

The spread of COVID-19 has posed many problems throughout the sports world. College sports were affected by COVID-19 cutting the season off. In an effort to keep sports relevant, University of Arizona Athletics gave the green light to coaches and student-athletes to start training. But now everything is different. Read more

Local Tucson gallery celebrates folklore and folktales with October exhibition

For the past month, Tucson art gallery, "& gallery", has been hosting Lore, an art exhibition focused on the spooky and scary. Featuring over twenty local artists and a variety of artistic medium, Lore seeks to explore folktales from a variety of cultures and countries. The exhibition is open until Oct. 30, and tickets can be purchased on & gallery’s website.   Read more