I ran into Julie Ray, Tucson artist and graphic artist, last night as she did a 5-minute Power Point presentation about all the vacant buildings in a 4-square block of downtown Tucson.
Downtown Tucson could be so much more than it is.
The politicos should follow the artists’ lead. Where artists go, so does creative work and living spaces, nightlife, good restaurants (Tucson downtown already has good restaurants but there’s room for more if it were more lively), green spaces, events. Etc.
Julie and her band of merry women artists are doing just that by trying to use the 10 vacant spaces for interactive art venues. Her project is called Pop Up Spaces.
On Sunday March 1 (is it March already?) meet Julie at the downtown Tucson Shot in the Dark Cafe at 121 E. Broadway (lots of free parking on Sunday) for a family friendly and FREE scavenger hunt starting at noon.