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Oro Valley to launch annual month-long Celebration of the Arts in October

celebration of the arts

Mark your calendars now, because October is National Arts & Humanities Month, and the Town of Oro Valley has partnered with local galleries, museums and businesses to offer specials all month long. Choose from free admission days, discounts on classes and purchases, free concerts, gallery tours and more. This October, there are so many ways for you to enjoy Oro Valley’s budding arts and culture scene, so don’t miss a minute!

September 21, 2018

For more information on the events below, please visit or contact Margie Adler at 520-229-4758 or Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see what’s happening the rest of the year! Click here to view the Celebration of the Arts flyer.


Tohono Chul Park
7366 N. Paseo del Norte
FREE admission on Sunday, October 7, 2018.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Children’s Museum Oro Valley
11015 N. Oracle Road, Suite 101
FREE admission on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Toscana Studio and Gallery
9040 N. Oracle Road
20% off one item October 1 – 31, 2018, when you mention Oro Valley’s Celebration of the Arts.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 12 – 4 p.m.
Toscano Gallery owner Linda Ahearn is a local artist.

Mystic Rhythms Ballroom
8035 N. Oracle Road
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (45-minute lesson and 45-minute free dance)
Special $5 admission on Saturday, October 20 (paid at the door)
Join Oleksii Lytvyn and Carly Booth L. to learn Latin Cha Cha! Pre-register by calling 520-395-2464.

Artistry Academy Music & Art
12112 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Suite 120
Receive $10 off when you sign up for our BYOB paint event on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Use code ARTS-MUSIC when you register at First music lesson or children’s art class is free when you join Artistry Academy for a minimum of one month. Offer valid October 1 – 31, 2018.

Western National Parks Association
12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive
Receive 15% off one item when you mention Oro Valley’s Celebration of the Arts.

Gaslight Music Hall
13005 N. Oracle Road
20% off admission to events held Oct. 4 – 7, 2018.
Please call 520-529-1000 to make a reservation.

Arizona Music & Dance Academy
7954 N. Oracle Road
$20 off first month of music or dance lessons when you register by October 20, 2018. Please call 520-219-9950.


Artist’s Nest at the El Conquistador Tucson, a Hilton Resort
10000 N. Oracle Road
October 1 – 31, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Featured artist: Jim Harris, Photographer

Roche Tissue Diagnostics Ventana Gallery
1910 E. Innovation Park Drive
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on the first and third Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance at 520-797-3959, ext. 1. Advance notice of 48 hours is required.

Southern Arizona Arts Guild Exhibit at the Oro Valley Community Center
10555 N. La Cañada Drive
Open Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pop Up Arts Exhibit at the Oro Valley Marketplace
Exhibit open 24 hours
1880 E. Tangerine Road (near State Farm)
Art is popping up in vacant store fronts around Oro Valley, thanks to a partnership with Oro Valley’s public and private schools. During the month of October, check out the exhibit from Innovation Academy.

Pima Federal Credit Union Steam Pump
11025 N. Oracle Road
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fridays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
During the month of October, stop by to see their sculpture, The Promise, by local artist Linda Ahearn.


Oh, for the Love of Music
The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road, Suite 165
Wednesday, October 10, 5 – 7 p.m.
This FREE community jam session is open to musicians of all ages and skills! If you are looking for a music outlet, want to dust off your skills, or enjoy like-minded musicians, come on down and make some music with us!

Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch
Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Take a tour of Pusch House featuring an exhibit by Sherri Graves, enjoy the gardens and Heirloom Farmers Market.

Public Art Tours
Enjoy a free, guided tour of the Town’s many public art works. Tours offered year-round.
Tuesday, October 9, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, October 16, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
To reserve your space, contact Margie Adler at or 520-229-4758.


The Town of Oro Valley offers free concert series every month, August through May. Visit us online at to view the entire year’s lineup of free music!

Oro Valley Kids Concert Series: Trick or Treat!
Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 @ 10 a.m.

Oro Valley Marketplace Concert Series: Bouncing Czechs – German Octoberfest
Century Theatres Courtyard, 12155 N. Oracle Rd.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 @ 6 p.m.

Steam Pump Ranch Concert Series: Jerome Rose – Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Rd.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 @ 10:30 a.m.