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Contact: Melanie Rawlins, 520-377-5064
On Saturday, February 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tumacácori will celebrate artistic expression of all kinds with a day of activities for families, neighbors, and visitors from across the world. "Art and national parks have always had a close relationship," says Superintendent Bob Love, "A celebration of art in all its many forms is a fantastic way to celebrate the National Park Service centennial and invite visitors to participate."
Get in touch with your creative side by joining some of the many demonstrations, workshops, and programs offered at Tumacácori onFebruary 13. Play with paint, charcoal, pottery, and natural fibers. Learn how scientists and historians use photography to protect Tumacácori's precious resources. Meet a craft demonstrator and watch their cultural traditions come to life through art. Or, come with your own supplies and use the park's many landscapes as inspiration for your own creation.
Art in the Park includes a special exhibition of Tumacácori-related pieces submitted in the preceding weeks by artists of all ages. All media and subjects are welcome. The deadline for submissions is January 29th. Download the Call for Entries here. Selections will be made by a panel from Tumacácori National Historical Park, in partnership with the Tubac Center of the Arts. Selected pieces will be on display at the park from February 12 through February 14, and may be offered for sale to the public during the exhibition. One piece will win the honor of being featured on Tumacácori's Park Specific Annual Pass for the year 2017.
All activities and entrance to the park will be free during the February 13 Art in the Park event.
For more information about this and other celebrations at Tumacácori during the centennial year of the National Park Service, visit www.nps.gov/tuma or call 520-377-5060.