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Fall Show in Tucson

The Fall Show in Tucson is made up of three shows --a gem show (Colors of the Stone), a bead show (To Bead True Blue), an artisan studio (Tucson Artisan Workshops), which woven together, are the color and texture of the Fall Show in Tucson.

This first Fall Show in Tucson welcomes many new exhibitors --established, emerging, and newly discovered artisans --an innovative collection of gemcutters, beadmakers, jewelry designers, mineral dealers, ceramists, and glass artists, who work out of small scale workshops, ateliers and artist studios, and who employ traditional tools and skills. The Fall Show embraces the handcraft of design, and promises an unrivaled exhibition of artisan-made gems, beads, jewelry, clothing, gemstones, natural crystals, gold & silver, mineral specimens, fossils, along with remarkable items such as African trade beads, antique jade, plique-à-jour, and sacred textiles.

The Fall Show presents 75 workshops in handcraft artisan design. Each workshop has its own distinctive, artistic individuality, and is taught by an artisan in residence, with handcraft themes such as jewelry arts, bead making, metal clay, beadwork, metal work, glass work, bead weaving, pattern design, embroidery, etching, creative connections, mixed media, free forming, art clay, wire work, silver work, fiber art, leatherwork, and stone setting.

Fast Facts
  • Held at Casino Del Sol Conference Center
  • 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757
  • September 5-8, 2019 10am-6pm, Thursday - Sunday
  • 75,000 ft2 of exhibit space with 500 exhibits
  • 75 workshops offered daily, 8am to 9pm
  • Open to the public, free admission & parking.
  • Rooms start at $129, limited to availability.
  • For rooms, call 1-888-747-1123 or email casey@beadagio.com
  • Apply to Exhibit

Show Details

The Fall Show in Tucson is comprised of three formerly separate shows --Colors of the Stone, To Bead True Blue, and Tucson Artisan Workshops  --which have now merged into one huge Fall Show. It is located at the luxurious Casino Del Sol --a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Resort and Convention Center, in Tucson, Arizona.

The Fall Show is an upscale presentation of artisanship, handcraft, and design in gem and jewelry making and artisan beadmaking. It offers a range of high-quality products that reflect artisan design and originality --such as distinctive jewelry components, lampwork beads, one-off gemstones, upcycled clothing, felted hats, artwear, hand-dyed silks, raku beads, painted linen, eco-dyed fabrics, hand-sewn skirts, handmade textiles, embroidery, polymer clay jewelry, and woodblock fabrics.

The Fall Show includes Tucson Artisan Workshops --over 75 workshops and live demonstrations, taught by artists in residence --subjects including jewelry making, beadmaking, art clay, silver clay, enameling, wire working, metal work, loomwork, mixed media, found object jewelry, soldering, kumihimo, alchemy jewelry, leather embossing, beadwork, and other categories.

Location & Parking

The show is open to the public with no admission charge, with free unlimited Show Parking, and a special rate of $129/night for resort rooms. For reservations, call 1-888-747-1123 or email casey@beadagio.com.

Casino Del Sol is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Resort, just minutes from downtown Tucson and Tucson International. It boasts ten excellent restaurants, bars and lounges, a world-class Hiapsi Spa, a top ranked golf course, and a beautiful amphitheater.

Casino Del Sol • 5655 West Valencia Rd • Tucson, Arizona

Rooms start at $129 / night -- Call 1 (855) 765-7829 and mention Gem Show September 2019

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