The Holiday Bazaar


Fall is in the air, and that means that the season of gift giving is almost upon us. WomanKraft is happy to announce the upcoming exhibit for the months of November and December at the Womankraft Art Gallery, our 29th annual, (that’s right, 29 year tradition!) HOLIDAY BAZAAR.

In the spirit of the Holidays and seasonal festivities, this exhibit is specifically curated to combine a unique mix of fine art and crafts all created by local artists. This is specific to the idea that gift giving for your holidays should be personal, unique and affordable. The work, unrestricted in media or subject, retails between $1.00- $100.00. This is a great opportunity to support local this Holiday season.

There will be several special events happening during this particular exhibit:

  • 2 Evening Reception celebrations, November 5th and December 3rd from 7-10 PM (388 S. Stone Ave),
  • Karaoke Night in November on Friday, November 25 from 7- 10pm, and during regular gallery hours that day, consider it ‘Green Friday’ and take 10% off your entire purchase when you bring in 2 or more cans of food to be donated to the Tucson Community Foodbank.
  • A birthday party for our building, – the ‘Castle’ turns 99! Celebrate with us Saturday, December 3rd from 7-10 PM during the 2nd Reception.

Here are a few images of some the work currently on display, for THE HOLIDAY BAZAAR.


Join us for Green Friday and Karaoke Night! Friday November 28!

THANKS AND GIVING pARTy – Friday, November 28 1-5 PM
Try some shopping at a local venue this Friday after Thanksgiving. Bring two or more items of non-perishable food for our Tucson Community Food Bank and take 10% off your entire purchase, including workshops. Support our local artists, a local non-profit arts organization, and our local Food Bank all in one enjoyable visit.

What (almost) rhymes with turkey? KARAOKE!

Our last karaoke night rocked the house. With excellent (or at least enthusiastic) performances by first timers and veterans alike. Don’t miss our next karaoke night, it’s ALMOST on Thanksgiving.

Karaoke Night will be held Friday, November 28 from 7-10 PM

Suggested Donation : $5.00 Non-Members, $3.00 Members

Karaokey collage 2014

You are cordially invited to our 2nd Annual PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST!!


Do you love carving pumpkins? We do! Join us Friday, October 24th for a last look at our lovely current exhibit, Falling into Fall, as well as a PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST!! Eeeek! Bring your own tools and pumpkin, we will supply the munchies and the ambiance for the competitors. $5.00 covers your entry fee, and First Prize will be a whopping $25 Cash, Second Prize a Hair Cut Gift Certificate to the All Natural Hair and Body Salon, The Sanctuary and Third Prize being a $20 Workshop Gift Certificate to the WomanKraft School of the Arts.

We can hardly wait!! Join us from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. for the contest on October 24th. 388 S. Stone Avenue. Call 520.629.9976 For additional information. Muahahaha!

Making plans for your Holiday Season? Don’t miss our Opening Reception for our 27th Annual Holiday Bazaar! Join us Saturday, November 1st from 7-10 PM for an amazing exhibit of the finest arts and crafts Tucson artists have to offer. And the best part? Everything will retail for $100 or under, so that every gift you love to give can be an original work of art! This season, support your local artists.

An Evening of One Acts featuring Zoo Story by Edward Albee and Pillow Talk by Peter Tolan

Zoo Story Pillow Talk Poster

Zoo Story Pillow Talk Poster

Tucson’s Speak The Speech Theatre to Produce:

An Evening of One Act Plays
Centering on the Theme
…to understand and possibly to be understood…

The Zoo Story
Edward Albee


Pillow Talk
Peter Tolan

Speak The Speech Theatre Company’s first offering of the season is: An Evening of One Act Plays centering on the theme: “to understand and possibly to be understood” directed by Dan Reichel, starring four talented male actors (listed in alphabetical order): Anthony Auriemma, Ken Beider, Eric Everts and Davin Wang. The evening will begin with famed American playwright Edward Albee’s classic one act, The Zoo Story. Combining both realistic and absurd elements, Albee has constructed a short but multi-leveled play dealing with issues of human isolation, loneliness, class differences, and the dangers of inaction within American society. The evening continues with Television writer and producer‘s (“Murphy Brown” and “Rescue Me”) play Pillow Talk. The play deals with the same issues as Zoo Story but with a more comic treatment. The plays perform weekends starting October 10, 2014 – October 26, 2014. The performances will be held at our new Theatre: The Community Playhouse, 1881 N Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ, Fri. and Sat. Performances at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2pm. Ticket prices are as follows: $18 Adult Advance Ticket (purchase before opening night though website $20 Adult, $15 Sr./Mil./Stu. $10 Group sales of 10 or more, $10 industry discount to all working Tucson performers. Tickets will be available September 10th through our web site: or call (520)-904-8054.

About the Plays

The Zoo Story by Edward Albee

The Zoo Story is Albee’s first masterpiece and the beginning of his great career as a dramatist. In this play, he introduced many themes like that of Illusion and Reality in modern society, isolation of human existence in a world without God, lack of communication between individuals and the recurring theme of repetition. Albee has constructed a short but multi-level led play dealing with issues of, loneliness, class differences, and the dangers of inaction within American society.

Pillow Talk by Peter Tolan

”Pillow Talk” puts two heterosexual male friends in embarrassing proximity. On a transcontinental automobile trip they stay overnight in the mobile home of Mr. Hagen’s grandmother, and are forced to share a bed. The author works infinite variations on the bedding arrangement, beginning with Mr. Kenny’s acute discomfort and Mr. Hagen’s equally acute desire for sleep. But the consistent humor flows mostly from personality and situation, not jokes, as the play gently raises ideas about friendship, expression and the walls we humans build around ourselves. Playwright Peter Tolan has a good ear for how friends talk — they know what buttons to push, for one thing. The play charmingly depicts the awkwardness that can come with male friendship in our society.

Join us for ‘Falling into Fall’ a welcome to September, this Saturday Sept. 6!!

WomanKraft Art Center
388 s. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ (520) 629-9976
‘Falling into Fall’
September 6 – October 25, 2014:
Evening Receptions: September 6 and October 4th, 7-10pm


WomanKraft (388 south Stone Avenue – just 4 blocks south of Broadway) Cordially invites you to this exhibit on our personal favorite time of year, Autumn. Autumn is a time of change,  reflected in color foliage, the migration of species, the Autumn Equinox and Hallomas, the Wiccan New Year.

 Here is a  sneak-peek mini-gallery of work created for this show by students from our School of the Arts.
Want to take a class? Click here.

‘It’s A Matter of Time’ – It’s still not too late to catch the Show!

It’s not too late!  In fact,

It’s A Matter of Time
Time is of the essence in this exhibit, in fact, it’s about time. How do we perceive the passage of time? The changing of the seasons, clocks, collage, assemblage, join us this weekend to find out how local Tucson artists keep in time.
Show runs from June 7 – July 26, 2014.
Join WomanKraft for another spectacular evening
Reception this Saturday, July 5th 7-10 P.M.
388 s. Stone Ave. 629-9976

See for yourself with a taste of the exhibition on our gallery page. Check it out here:



A Variety Show Event

A Variety Show Event

Join us…

For great entertainment and fabulous food!

Join us Saturday, April 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. for a Variety Show Event. Performances will include poetry, dance, music, and more! A delicious organic cheese lasagna will be the main course, along with a soy meat version, fresh green salad, homemade desserts, and tasty french bread.
Tickets: $20
Only 20 seats available, so call 629-9976 today to reserve your seat.
WomanKraft Art Center is at 388 S. Stone, just south of the Tucson Police Department and just across the street from Casa Vicente Spanish Restaurant.

Hope to see you there!

Have you been to our School of the Arts?

At the WomanKraft Art Center, we have so many wonderful opportunities happening all the time for art lovers. Our recently painted School of the Arts is a wonderful place to begin! Come take a class, learn something new, and take your finished project home with you!  Our upcoming exhibit is Fiber, Paper, Metal, Glass, and we have many classes available in the mediums that will be accepted. Here are some pieces from some recent workshops!

Interested? Check out our Castle Voice to see what classes are happening soon!

The WomanKraft Mixed Media Players Presents: A VARIETY SHOW EVENT

Variety ShowHoliday CollageFirst of all, WomanKraft will be closed Saturday, November 23rd for Tour de Tucson. Enjoy.
The Friday after Thanksgiving will be a busy day at WomanKraft, 388 S. Stone.
First, support your local business the day after Thanksgiving. Bring two or more items of non-perishable food for the Tucson Community Food Bank and take 10% off your entire purchase, including workshops. In one visit, you support your local artists, your local nonprofit arts organization and your local food bank.
In the evening, from 6 to 10 p.m., we change gears and go into VARIETY mode. For the small sum of $20, you get
– drinks
– a wonderful dinner of vegetarian Thai spring rolls, Thai peanut soup and delicious homemade desserts,
entertainment: Tango by Charly and Joni, Improv Dance by Grace Rhyne, Songs by Terri McGuire, Performance by Zoe Rhyne and Poetry by Becky P.
Only 20 tickets are available, so a reservation and pre-payment are required.

To make your reservation, please call 629-9976 Wednesday – Saturday, between 1 and 5 p.m.

And don’t forget!
The Second Reception for
The 27th Annual Holiday Bazaar will be
Saturday, December 7th from 7:00-10:00 PM. Don’t miss it!