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Experience the New Old West
By Andrew Schaeffer

Embark on a delightful journey to the mining-turned artist community of Bisbee. With 18 galleries, 35 restaurants and restaurants, and more than 50 places to stay, this quirky town is perfect for an inspiring day trip or overnight stay from Tucson.

Upon arriving in the historic district, stroll up picturesque Main Street and be dazzled by the town’s gorgeous 120-year-old architecture. The scenery is indeed quaint and charming, but this is a town that takes its art seriously. With a vibrant arts community that is continually growing, you’ll find the works of art varies greatly from gallery to gallery. Some galleries are run by the artist themselves who exhibit and sell their own pieces while others cater to showcasing internationally recognized and established artists. This variety ensures you’ll have plenty of excuses to scoop up fabulous art from one (or more) of the fine art galleries that dot Bisbee’s delightful downtown.

To help grow the artist community, three artist residencies are available to visual artists, writers, photographers—really artists who work in any media. These programs help launch young artists’ careers by providing opportunities for them to exhibit their works without having to worry about securing their own gallery or living space. And by embracing them within such a strong artist community, connections that last a lifetime will be made between the fledgling artists and the professionals, as well as to the town itself.

Artemizia Foundation Museum

The Artemizia Foundation encompasses a contemporary, graffiti & street art museum with a commercial gallery component located in the heart of Old Bisbee.

Founded by entrepreneur, artist and philanthropist Sloane Bouchever, Artemizia Foundation’s museum exhibits a collection of modern masters including Willem de Kooning and Pablo Picasso, juxtaposed with contemporary masters such as Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei, Kara Walker, and Yayoi Kusama, alongside street art masters Banksy, Swoon, and Vhils, to provide 20th to 21st century perspective. The Foundation’s collection includes paintings, prints, and sculptures, as well as digital NFTs.

Perhaps most exciting is the diversity of the artists featured. The Foundation’s collection
of over 600 artworks by 90 artists from over 30 countries features an equal ratio of female to male artists, with artists of color making up nearly half.

Artemizia Foundation
Galleries at a Glance
Main Street

Art Home  79 Main St.

Belleza Fine Art Gallery  27 Main St.

55 Main Gallery  55 Main St.

Central School Project 32 Main St.

Tang Gallery 32 Main St.

Main/Page Gallery 2 Main St.

Panterra Gallery 22 Main St.

Pritchard Gallery 6 Main St.

The Gallery at 40 Main St.

Tombstone Canyon
Artemizia Foundation 818 Tombstone Canyon Road

Brewery Gulch

Broadway Stairs Alley

Subway Gallery  47 Brewery Ave.

Subway Street
Sam Poe Gallery  33 Subway St.
San Jose
Sense of Place Gallery 99 AZ-92, Bisbee

Stop along the way and check out the Town too Tough to Die and spend A Day in Tombstone!

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