I am headed to Tucson for the show and had reached out to one of your instructors to ask if she had suggestions on where to go for mixed media/found objects/assemblage supplies. She directed me to you and now I think I will need to sign up for some Art in the Desert classes while I am there! I saw you are having a market, so I bet that will be a great place to shop. Any other places/tents/locations you can suggest would be GREATLY appreciated (whether part of the show or just a Tucson store). It is all a bit overwhelming! Hope to meet you in February.
Thanks for contacting us at Vivi Magoo! I’m glad you are thinking of joining us at Art Retreat in the Desert next month! This one is specifically related to jewelry since it falls during the bead and gem shows. We also host several other retreats – Art Retreat on the Prairie in Round Top, Texas each November and Art Retreat by the Beach in Southern California in June, both of which are equally divided between mixed-media and jewelry classes. And, our newest retreat – Vivi Magoo LTD – is a three-day, all-inclusive intimate retreat that hosts one instructor in an artist-in-residency setting.
Come and join in the fun at Vivi Magoo Marketplace in Tucson on Wednesday, February first at the Hilton Tucson-East hotel. This is where we also host our annual retreat in the desert each year. Besides our instructors who will be selling their supplies and created jewelry pieces that evening, we also have fabulous outside vendors who will be set up and selling their beautiful merchandise throughout the day. Admission is free for our event. We’d love to have you stop by!
My favorite bead and gem show spots are the following –
Which classes are you interested in taking with us next month? I’d love to help you create your schedule!
Let’s keep in touch!