Colors of the Stone • To Bead True Blue • Artisan Workshops
Colors of the Stone is hosted twice a year, in the months of February and September, during the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, at Casino Del Sol Resort. It is joined with To Bead True Blue --and Artisan Workshops --to showcase the widest range of artisan handcraft found anywhere.
The eight-day Winter event has 1000 artisan exhibits, galleries, and workshops; the four-day Fall event features 500. Attendees come from across the U.S. and over 38 countries, and include designers, art curators, jewelry artists, trades people, and a growing artisan community.
Colors of the Stone • Fall • Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2023
Begins In 2023/08/31 10:00
Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ • 10a-6p Thu-Sat, 10a-5p Sun
The August 2023 Fall Colors of the Stone with To Bead True Blue and Artisan Workshops is a warm-up for the Winter 2024 Show. New artisans are welcomed to exhibit their handcraft at the Fall event and these recently discovered artists and artisans include both established --and emerging --glass artists, gem cutters, ceramists, bead makers, jewelry artists, mineral hunters, lapidaries, and gold smiths, who work out of small scale workshops, ateliers and studios.
Whether you are a professional designer or a hobbyist, this is an exclusive opportunity to get a head start on the coming year. Shop from an unrivaled collection of artisan handcraft and buy direct from the source at excellent prices. Many products are offered at this show for the first time and by the artisans themselves.
Artisan Workshops offers handcraft and design workshops where the attention is on small production studio skills that have been overlooked in favor of mass production. Everyone has an opportunity to take a workshop in subjects such as bead making, jewelry design, knotting, wirework, and art metal clay. Workshops are taught by artists in residence at all skill levels.
Open to the public, Aug 31 through Sep 3, 2023, 10am-6pm Thursday - Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday, at Casino Del Sol Resort Convention Center, 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, Arizona.
Colors of the Stone • Winter • Jan 27 - Feb 3, 2024
Begins In 2024/01/27 10:00
Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ • 10am-6pm, 10am-5pm on Feb 3
The January 2024 Winter Colors of the Stone with To Bead True Blue and Artisan Workshops is an assembly of independent artisans, traditional designers, studio artists, and small production handcrafters, who are chosen for outstanding artistic ability, exceptional design and singularity of work. The list includes gem cutters, gold smiths, jewel smiths, lapidaries, and bead makers.
The show is a wholesale source for designers and trades people who are purchasing goods for the purpose of resale --such as jewelry makers, metal workers, bead stores, craft stores, and art galleries. There are about 50 established wholesale companies that offer true wholesale pricing on jewelry making and bead making supplies, beads, metals, leather, cords, wire, clay, findings, gemstones; and tools for metal working, diamond cutting, jewelry and bead making.
Artisan Workshops offers 500 handcraft and design workshops taught by artisans-in-residence. Participants are encouraged to explore both contemporary and traditional skills in subjects as varied as bead making, jewelry design, hand knotting, art metal clay, wirework, crystal setting, enameling, and mixed media. Discover for yourself why handcraft is all the rage.
Open to the public Jan 27 - Feb 3, 2024, Saturday - Saturday, 10am-6pm Jan 27 - Feb 2, 10am-5pm on Feb 3, at Casino Del Sol Resort Convention Center, 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, Arizona.
Casino Del Sol is Tucson’s premier luxury resort, with the largest Convention Center in Tucson, over 75,000 ft² of showroom space --enough for 1000 exhibits, galleries, and workshops. It is an architectural gem, modeled after a late 19th-century Tuscan village, and nestled in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, minutes from downtown Tucson and Tucson International Airport.
What People Say About The Shows
I love the classes the show puts on, and there is always something I'm searching for in the seller rooms.Barbara B Sanders
Great show with artisans, suppliers and funky things! It's a show not to miss.Nancy M. Peterson
Wide variety of artisans. Great parking, facilities, food.Kim D. Fox
It is a wonderland of creative talent in the wearable arts and fine art crafts. After being raised in N.Y. and spending over 20 years in the Midwest cradle of fine crafts, jurying Quilt National, Winter Fair, seeing the Ohio Craftsman develop into the Ohio Craft Museum, and directed with one of the very few University Art Museums to have an Acquisitions Endowment for fine art crafts, this show is a very important addition to a state largely bereft of showcases for this significant area of art. it’s an opportunity to see some of the best.Bonnie Kelm
Fabulous show, very well run, thanks for providing this opportunity for artisan made jewelry component makers. Indigo Turtle Art is looking forward to exhibiting with our hand made one at a time porcelain jewelry components...Carole I. Johnson
I adore this show! It gets better every year! Amazing Artisans and tried and true suppliers! Lots of great classes and a great time for all!Deb Floros