Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance will draw some of the region’s finest artisans to one of the area’s most beautiful shopping centers
“My works are impressionistic abstract paintings. I mostly paint with acrylics. I also enjoy playing with digital art and water colors,” artist Kume Bryant stated.
A self-taught painter, Kume is a Tucsonan who will be a first-time participant, showcasing her artwork during the La Encantada Fine Art Festival, Saturday, January 20 from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, January 20 from 11 AM to 4 PM. The festival will bring more than 50 artists together to exhibit their finest works along the outdoor courtyards and gardens of La Encantada shopping center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive.
After working as a graphic artist following college, Kume’s husband encouraged her to follow her dream of becoming a painter. “I am honored to say that I have sold to collectors worldwide. It is amazing to me that my works hangs in homes, churches, and businesses across the globe.”
“Feeling blessed and excited about life, I am always aiming to spread positivity with uplifting subjects and colors to brighten the world,” she said. “Painting from my heart. Capturing the heart happy moments.”
Among other artists that will be sharing their work at the fine art festival, is Sam Mayhob – or "Sam the Copperman." Sam’s pieces are copper art made with heat and are created as interior décor. Each is a completely one-of-a-kind piece.
“I make an assortment of copper artwork simply through flame-work using my torch like a brush on large metal sheets,” says Sam. “As a vendor, the La Encantada festival is a wonderful experience for me to show my artwork to the many great people of Tucson.”
From pottery and ceramics to glass and jewelry, the La Encantada Fine Arts Festival presented by Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, will feature some of the most impressive artists in the region. The garden-setting of the shopping center will provide a beautiful setting for shopping and buying local, original artwork.
The festival provides an opportunity for local artisans to exhibit and showcase their art to the community among the breathtaking views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
La Encantada Fine Art Festival
When: Saturday, January 20 from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, January 21 from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Where: La Encantada shopping center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive
Cost: Free admission
Phone: (520) 797-3959
NOTE TO MEDIA: Photos of past shows and artwork available
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for both the young and the old.
For more information about programs and events produced by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, go to www.saaca.org.