Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

7225 N Oracle Rd, Suite 112
Tucson AZ  85704

Phone: (520) 797-3959

Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

We exist because we know that the Arts are a powerful vehicle for communication, a way to express ideas that are beyond the capacity of words and a medium for cultural enlightenment. We support the Arts because we know that it changes lives. It can change your mood, reality and existence… if you let it in. We know that art matters because every day we hear the stories from people of all ages of how our efforts have affected their lives in a positive manner. We will continue to strive to preserve the Arts, because we know art can produce a community of stronger, more inspired and conscious individuals. SAACA represents a group of individuals, businesses, government entities and artists dedicated to promoting, sustaining and advancing the Arts everywhere around us.

Innovation through Collaboration...

Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, SAACA, provides an avenue for all forms of the Arts to continue in the community and in schools. SAACA has created a platform to enhance relationships within Southern Arizona as the organization continues to evolve.

Events

SAACA began by raising money to host fine art events, like Tucson Symphony Orchestra venues and upscale Jazz concerts. While nurturing these fine art roots, SAACA has also branched out to host events in a wide variety of arts—like craft fairs to sustain local artists, car shows to honor the artistic techniques employed in automotive restoration and painting automotive, musical performances featuring all genres and cultures of music and fashion shows.


Opportunity for families

The organization creates an atmosphere for all ages to enjoy events, with youth entertainment including artistic demonstrations, jump lands, face painting, magicians and illusionists and nature talks geared towards children. With almost every event free to attend, families can experience community and culture on a weekly or monthly basis.


Collaboration with other organizations

SAACA has designed an innovative program linking the non-profit arts sector to businesses, government and other non-profits through Southern Arizona Business Committee for the Arts. SABCA has pioneered the way grass roots organizations to relate to the community through these partnerships by offering advertising, free or discounted tickets for members and employees, a philanthropic corporate image, expert help with events and training programs that link economic development with a commitment to the Arts.


Programs for youth

The alliance has sponsored many student outreach programs throughout the life of the organization, including

· Musical Magic for Kids—teaching kids about music through interactive dance participation,

· Musical Gold in the Morning—playing classical compositions to K-12 students through the school’s speaker system, requiring minimal classroom and teacher time while ensuring a continuation of fine art forms among youth,

· Master Classes—brining legendary jazz musicians to students from junior high to college, allowing them to learn and interact directly with talented artists that have traveled around the world and been in the jazz scene for decades.

SAACA STAFF
Executive Director - Kate Marquez
Operations Manager - Shelby Scheer
Special Events Director - Jonas Hunter
Programs Coordinator - Pat Deely
Communications Director - Cait Huble
Events Coordinator - Annette DeGraw

The Southern Arizona Arts and 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

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Founded: 1997

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Charity Organization, Non-Profit Organization

Hours

Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

SAVOR Week Events

SAVOR Week Events
10:30 am - 01/28/2018

At Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

SAVOR Week Multi-Event Package Attend all four events for SAVOR Week – The TOAST (Jan 28), Sweet Charity (Jan 30), Carnival at the Rialto (Feb 1) and SAVOR Southern...

Fall 2017 Open Studio Tours SOUTH

Fall 2017 Open Studio Tours SOUTH
10:00 am - 10/07/2017

At Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

The Fall Open Studio Tours in Southern Arizona is one of the largest self-guided tours of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region, showcasing artists,...

Fall 2017 Open Studio Tours NORTH

Fall 2017 Open Studio Tours NORTH
10:00 am - 09/30/2017

At Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

The Fall Open Studio Tours in Southern Arizona is one of the largest self-guided tours of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region, showcasing artists,...

Phoenix Premium Outlets Concert Series feat. Ratio

Phoenix Premium Outlets Concert Series feat. Ratio
05:00 pm - 05/27/2017

At Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

The Phoenix Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance have partnered to bring live music to Southern Arizona each and every week. The Phoenix...

Phoenix Premium Outlets Concert Series feat. People Who Can Fly

Phoenix Premium Outlets Concert Series feat. People Who Can Fly
05:00 pm - 05/20/2017

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The Phoenix Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance have partnered to bring live music to Southern Arizona each and every week. The Phoenix...

Phoenix Premium Outlets Concert Series feat. April Anne

Phoenix Premium Outlets Concert Series feat. April Anne
05:00 pm - 05/13/2017

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The Phoenix Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance have partnered to bring live music to Southern Arizona each and every week. The Phoenix...

Phoenix Premium Outlets Concert Series feat. Weslynn

Phoenix Premium Outlets Concert Series feat. Weslynn
05:00 pm - 05/06/2017

At Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

The Phoenix Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance have partnered to bring live music to Southern Arizona each and every week. The Phoenix...

Oro Valley Concert Series featuring River Road Ramblers

Oro Valley Concert Series featuring River Road Ramblers
06:00 pm - 04/13/2017

At Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

Oro Valley Concert Series Artist: River Road Ramblers Genre: Dixieland Jazz The River Road Ramblers were created to provide a Dixieland Band alternative for the...

La Encantada Fine Art Festival

La Encantada Fine Art Festival
11:00 am - 01/22/2017

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From metalwork to locally-designed fashion, the La Encantada Fine Art Festival is sure to be a visual surprise for all ages. The majestic garden courtyard of La...

Musical Magic for Kids - A Rollicking Rhythmic Romp

Musical Magic for Kids - A Rollicking Rhythmic Romp
10:00 am - 01/07/2017

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Join Music and Dance Academy faculty members as they dance and drum their way into a rollicking good time! Tap, jazz and modern musical styles will be featured in...

Open Studio Tours - East & Foothills

Open Studio Tours - East & Foothills
08:00 am - 11/05/2016

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The Fall Open Studio Tour in Southern Arizona is one of the largest self-guided tours of artist studios and creative work spaces in the region--four weekends showcasing...

Open Studio Tours - Midtown & Central

Open Studio Tours - Midtown & Central
08:00 am - 10/29/2016

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The Fall Open Studio Tour in Southern Arizona is one of the largest self-guided tours of artist studios and creative work spaces in the region--four weekends showcasing...

Oro Valley Concert Series Featuring Ronstadt Generations

Oro Valley Concert Series Featuring Ronstadt Generations
06:00 pm - 01/08/2015

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With popularity growing each month, the Oro Valley Concert Series brings free live music to all ages. Performances support local musicians in steel drums, folk and...

Casa Grande Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival

Casa Grande Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 am - 12/20/2014

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Just in time for gift shopping, the Casa Grande Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival presents the perfect opportunity for you to pick up a local, handmade gift for the...

Oro Valley Concert Series Featuring Desert Melodies

Oro Valley Concert Series Featuring Desert Melodies
06:00 pm - 12/11/2014

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With popularity growing each month, the Oro Valley Concert Series brings free live music to all ages. Performances support local musicians in steel drums, folk and...

Oro Valley Festival of the Arts

Oro Valley Festival of the Arts
10:00 am - 12/06/2014

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The Oro Valley Festival of the Arts has quickly become one the largest regional art events in Southern Arizona in a matter of years at the largest outdoor shopping...

Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge

Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge
06:00 pm - 11/21/2014

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Sweet Charity will create a parfait of more than 50 artisan desserts with cocktail, beer and wine samplings, a silent auction, merchant specials and entertainment...

Four Corners Festival

Four Corners Festival
12:00 am - 11/15/2014

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Sure to become a signature event in Southern Arizona, the Four Corners Festival introduces all ages to the diversity of arts that exist in a newly emerging section...

Oro Valley Concert Series Featuring Trade Secrets

Oro Valley Concert Series Featuring Trade Secrets
06:00 pm - 11/13/2014

At Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

With popularity growing each month, the Oro Valley Concert Series brings free live music to all ages. Performances support local musicians in steel drums, folk and...

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