Artistas del Barrio Hollywood hosts 6th annual art show Saturday
Over 19 local artists will take part in the Barrio Hollywood Art Show on Saturday at the El Rio Neighborhood Center.
What began as a Barrio Hollywood-only event, has become one in which artists from different neighborhoods around Tucson are involved.
This will be the sixth annual art show hosted by Artistas del Barrio Hollywood.
Ramon Espinosa, who coordinated the event, said the purpose of the art show is to provide a place for local artists to share their work.
"It's beautiful to see a talent there who lives next door," Espinosa said. "It's so good to see your neighbors there, even if you don't know them."
The show will open with a ceremony by the Four Winds Drum Group, which is composed of members of the Tohono O'odham nation, and will feature artists such as sculptor Eddie Granillo, Pascua Yaqui master wood carver Louis David Valenzuela, who is known for his carvings of pascola dancer masks, and photojournalism by former city councilman and state legislator Bruce Wheeler of his travels in Ukraine. Plus, Espinosa will have one of his own pieces at the show. There will be a variety of other works including oil paintings, mixed media pieces and jewelry.
"I always tell the artists the art show is a good opportunity to build their network and customer base," Espinosa said. "It's a safe place."
There will be live music all day through open mic and food will be available from Biggie Boy BBQ.
The Barrio Hollywood Art Show is free-to-attend and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bianca Morales is TucsonSentinel.com’s Cultural Expression and Community Values reporter, and a Report for America corps member supported by readers like you.