Steve K's Newsletter 04/22/19

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Be Kind

Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres  (Women, Women, Women) – the international art exhibit featuring exclusively art produced by women is opening on Saturday, April 27th, at 6 pm. It will be hosted at Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery over in the Warehouse Arts District.

I wrote about it a couple of weeks ago and recognized them for honoring my mom with a space in the show. That is her in a 1941 photo at 15 years of age. Busy at it, even back then.

The Gallery is located at 218 E. 6th. After the opening, they will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm until 5pm. The show will run for six weeks.

The Mujeres show is an annual exhibit that attracts women artists from all over the world – and locally as well. It is all sorts of art. Please stop by and support the gallery, the exhibit, and art in Tucson generally.

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The 3000 Club is a non-profit that provides food, medical supplies and blankets to needy folks throughout the community. Last week, their founding director Pam Boyer dropped off a bunch of food goodies that were donations to the migrant families who are being ministered to at the Benedictine.

This is Pam. If you see her out and about, give her a hug and tell her thanks for her generosity, and for the work the 3000 Club does. If you would like to get more information on their work, go to www.the3000club.org. And in this case, the donation was also provided by Boots and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 73. I have written about their work on behalf of our veterans in the past. We are grateful for the giving attitude that permeates our city residents.

Also included in this week’s Be Kind are Diane, Natasha and Ryan – Rotarians who came by to shoot a video in support of El Tour and the Rotary’s efforts towards becoming its Title Sponsor. In the process, they toured the Benedictine with me and were so touched by what they saw that they shot this video as well -

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/VE9JK422ANU

Download Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1X34bdVSexbSKyPeOB1VPzc2GeGgZRykf?usp=sharing

I will write more below on the monastery and migrant issue, but this video shows the heart of Tucson – three people coming by to do one thing, but being driven by the needs they observed and stepping towards it. If you can help, bring donated goods by the Ward 6 office.

You should also consider supporting the Rotary’s effort to become Title Sponsor for El Tour. In the past nine years, Rotary has raised over $53M towards the eradication of polio – all through their participation in the bike ride. They will be able to grow on that work as Title Sponsor. To get involved with that, contact Natasha Wrae at yirnatasha@gmail.com

And, remember the Lend a Hand sale that’ll be held in the chapel at the Benedictine this Friday and Saturday from 7am until about 2pm each day. All of the proceeds will go towards assisting seniors to stay in their own homes – here in Tucson. There are 13 midtown neighborhoods who have combined resources towards this work. It’s something near and dear to me and I fully support what they’re doing.

Migrants at the Monastery

This is a photo taken during the volunteer appreciation luncheon Rob, Ann and Ross funded last weekend. You can see that we also fed many of the migrant families who are staying as short-term guests at the Benedictine. I would estimate well over 300 people took part in the event.

This week we experienced a significant change in how the families are arriving in Tucson, and in surrounding communities. The change was both in where they are arriving and the numbers that are showing up. In response to the changes, I joined Jonathan and Chuck Huckelberry in a Friday meeting in which ‘all hands’ were on deck to put into place a game plan for how this situation is evolving. This graph shows what we are responding to:

In the past four years of Casa Alitas, about 6,000 people have been served. Since we moved the operation into the Benedictine, 7,000 guests have been touched. The challenge has been met by you out in the community. Now the public sector needs to pitch in and play a supportive role, as well.

First, many thanks to all who participated in Friday’s meeting. There were representatives from City Parks, City Manager’s Office, TPD, TFD, Environmental Services, the City Attorney’s office, County Administrator’s office, their Office of Emergency Management, the County Health Department, Red Cross, Old Pueblo Community Services, Jewish Federation, Pima Association of Governments, two aides from Representative Grijalva’s office, and of course Catholic Community Services. Like I said, all hands were on deck.

There were a few different tasks for the group. Most immediately was to make sure we had the weekend covered, both from a space and a provision standpoint. Both the City and the County stepped up and made space available beyond what we are already doing at the monastery. Several groups represented at the meeting offered to help with things like food, blankets, cots, phones, and transportation. Everyone was engaged.

We knew at the time of the meeting that an additional 200+ guests were going to be dropped off later on Friday. About half that amount are transitioned out and placed on their way to next of kin on a daily basis, so you can see there’s a structural deficit in terms of people in/people out. ICE has been a good organization to work with in terms of predictability and managing numbers and locations for drop offs. Border Patrol, not so much. I am told the pressure on the local BP folks is coming from Washington. The local agents are frustrated, too. Everyone we had in the room is committed to working within the constraints they place us in.

The next task was to get into smaller groups to talk about parceling off particular pieces of the issue. Who is going to coordinate food, transportation, communication to families, sleeping quarters, and the rest. How are we to insure medical and health needs are being addressed. Who is managing the screening of volunteers – and recruiting more now that our winter visitors are headed home. What are the most efficient points of contact. The issue is going to last well beyond the weekend, and these details are being worked out so the hard work being done by Catholic Community Services and the volunteers at the monastery doesn’t become overwhelmed. They need to be put into place in anticipation of the transition out of the monastery near the end of summer. There were lots of smaller conversations taking place after the large group discussion ended.

We continue to need space in the community. I will be touring varying groups through the facility at the monastery in the coming days. My preference is to avoid using the community centers that have been offered up as temporary measures, but for the short term, until we get other facilities lined up, it was necessary. Our Parks people, and the County Administrator’s office are to be commended for stepping towards the needs and helping the way they did. The city manager’s office had two staffers who virtually lived in the community center all weekend, and our police chief and some of his command lived the issue all weekend. They deserve credit. But that’s not a plan. That’s a reaction.

The general points any group needs to consider when thinking about how their facility might become involved are these:

  1. Everybody we’re dealing with is here legally
  2. Most are here from Central America – lots of kids with young moms or dads
  3. They are here seeking asylum from horribly brutal conditions
  4. They are in transit to another destination. Most are here and gone within a couple of days
  5. The needs vary not only by the day, but sometimes by the hour. As I mentioned, ICE is a more predictable agency to work with than Border Patrol has been.

If your group has a facility that can help with overflow, even for 10-20 guests for a few days, get in touch with me at steve.kozachik@tucsonaz.gov, or Ann Charles at ann.charles@tucsonaz.gov. We will walk you the logistics.

The Tucson community has handled this, not the government. It was great to see our public officials getting involved last week. Yet, the private groups are more nimble and able to react to the constantly changing conditions than a large government ‘system’. Even so, last weekend we temporarily ran out of blankets, and meal prep was going almost on a meal-to-meal basis. I share this short excerpt from an email exchange we had over the weekend:

We ran out of blankets so mostly women and children had blankets. We will need more tomorrow.

All three meals are covered for tomorrow and for breakfast on Saturday. If groups are willing to help, families need sack lunches and backpacks for the bus trips they are taking home – some bus rides are easily 30 hours, and you can imagine with very small children that is too long to go without food.

Become a part of this if you are able. Either as an individual, or as a group who can offer a facility. If you are not familiar with the whole refugee issue in Tucson, the Refugee Resource Center is sponsoring an informational presentation coming on Tuesday, May 7th. It is non-sectarian, focused on defining terms of law, hearing about conditions people are fleeing, and how you can be a part of welcoming refugees into the community. It’s called Refugee 101: Info Night. It will be held at the Living Faith Christian Center at 4108 E. North Street. The meeting will run from 6pm until 8pm. If you want the overview of what is happening here, and where you might fit in, give the event a try.

Back in the ‘80’s, during the initial days of the ‘Sanctuary movement’ the sisters, at what was then the monastery, quietly housed migrants seeking sanctuary. While that’s not what’s going on today, the ministry being offered to these asylum seekers falls within the same spirit of reaching out to those in need. I know the most recent Order who occupied the buildings is supportive of what we are doing.

Border Barrier Project

On a somewhat different note, last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection sent out a notice in which they are asking for public input on a proposed ‘border barrier project’. The work being planned is programmed for the Yuma area. It is described in the material as “a project to replace vehicle barrier and primary pedestrian barrier with bollard wall in Yuma County”. I Googled ‘bollard wall’ and this is the image of what is being built in Texas:

The Yuma project is to install about 6.5 miles of the bollard wall. CBP is looking for input, specifically related to the project’s potential environmental, cultural and commercial impacts. They also mention socioeconomic and quality of life impacts.

While the feds are gathering their on-site data related to those impacts, they are asking for public input. To provide your comments, go to www.commentsenv@cbp.dhs.gov. Include “Yuma County Border Infrastructure Projects” in the title of your email. They are due by May 8th.

They are asking for fact-based input related to data or research people may be able to cite concerning the biological, cultural and/or commercial impacts. If you would like to look more deeply into their documents related to the work, check out www.cbp.gov/about/environmental-cultural-stewardship/nepa-documents/docs-review.

Monastery Development

Embedded in the middle of all that activity last week, Ross Rulney and his design team, led by Corky Poster, presented the progress they are making towards the eventual build-out that will take place on the site surrounding the Benedictine. It was a well-attended meeting, as each of them has been. I think everyone was there to see the design renderings, but the background on how we got to the meeting was important to review.

There is a zoning on the land that entitles whomever the property owner is to build to a certain scale. Without any zoning changes, the site could be covered with 40’ (actually 44’ when a parapet is included) buildings. The current use allowed is student housing (Group Dwelling). The nuns did not protect the monastery from demolition. This process is changing all of that. Here is a graphic from the presentation we saw last week that shows what is allowed by right on the property right now.

With that as the starting point, we were first offered this as the proposed ‘compromise’ to what is entitled.

You may recall that it did not receive an overwhelmingly positive response. At 86’ on the north and south, many of us felt it dwarfed the existing monastery and brought far too much massing and intensity of scale onto the site. Without repeating lots of what I have written about in previous newsletters about this process, I believe we have changed the nature of the conversation when I asked M&C to begin our own Historic Landmark rezoning on the property. For various reasons, that seems to have brought an important new element to the relationships we have now developed throughout this process. It went from a series of rather tough meetings, to what is now a cooperative and collaborative rapport.

Commitments were made during the early Plan Amendment phase of the project, and neighbors from both Miramonte neighborhood and Sam Hughes are now actively participating in design advisory committee meetings with the design team and Ross. Last week we saw the fruit of all of that has brought to the project.

This is a rough rendering of what is now being proposed. This is looking from Country Club at the face of the monastery.

On the far left is a proposed structured parking garage. It will hold 240 spaces. There will be another 164 surface parking spaces scattered throughout the site.

The next building over is one of the proposed new, 35’ tall rental units (in bold) with the 55’ rentals shadowed behind in the image. Combined with the one on the far south end of the site, and the shorter one that is shadowed in behind the monastery, the project is looking at a total of 255 rental units. There may be more in the interior of the monastery, but the inside uses have not yet been determined.

There are other details being worked out such as where bike and pedestrian access comes from, emergency vehicle access, regular vehicular access to the site, and of course the public uses that’ll be taking place within the current Benedictine building. This image shows a bit more clearly the current state of the design.

And this image shows the proposed relative heights of the various structures.

The project team is committed to preservation of the monastery with an Historic Landmark designation, a public use of the monastery, no student housing, the heights shown as a maximum allowed height, no direct vehicular access out into the neighborhood to the east, preservation of as much of the landscaping as possible, work with Mission Garden to replant/graft some of what’s on site now, and continued public involvement in the design process. We are headed in a good direction.

The next step will be refinement of the design, continued work with City staff on site and Right of Way issues, and in likely about 45 days a public hearing in front of the Zoning Examiner. He will make a recommendation that will end up at another public hearing in front of M&C. Look for that in early fall. That is the probable deadline for when we will need all the migrant facility issues resolved. They cannot stay at the monastery when it becomes a construction zone.

National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)

When the nuns placed the Benedictine on the NRHP, that listing did not prohibit demolition. Certain design modifications came into play such that when they repaired parts of the exterior, they had to abide by historic guidelines. They could not go in and put on say new window frames or doorways that would cause a delisting of the property. I know many of us have had our homes listed as historic. The same principles apply – and we get a tax credit for having taken that preservation step. The feds are right now proposing changes to how sites are placed on the Register. The changes, if put into effect will fundamentally change how sites are listed, and who gets a voice in that decision.

Earlier I gave you a link with which you can comment on the Border Bollard Barrier. I am going to do the same with this issue. First, a short bit of background and what is being proposed.

The National Historic Places Act was amended in 2016 in ways that created a process for federal agencies to nominate federally owned property to the National Register. The changes now being proposed are purportedly to simply clarify some of the rules in place related to listing sites on the Register. In fact, they go much farther than just tweaking language to make it more clear.

If your neighborhood wants to become listed in the Historic Register, you need a majority of the property owners to agree. The proposed change expands that to include a calculation based on who owns the majority of land mass in a given area. For example – I live in Catalina Vista. If one person went in and bought up enough property, he or she could effectively veto the will of the majority of property owners asking to be on the Historic registry. We have several smaller neighborhoods that have a high percentage of student housing rentals where this might indeed become an issue. One person/one vote would become who owns the greatest area of land in the neighborhood.

Where this change is also important is looking at larger tracts of land where there are legitimate historic resources deserving of protection. If the feds own a larger tract within the boundaries of what is being considered for protection, they can stop, or gerrymander the larger boundary discussion. And Native American Indian tribes are explicitly excluded from the discussion under the proposed changes.

Also excluded, in effect, are local and State Historic Preservation Offices. The proposed changes give federal agencies unilateral control over what is nominated for the Register. That is not only for active nominations, but also for considering eligible properties for the purpose of conducting historic reviews. If a federally initiated, permitted, or partially funded road project is planned, it requires a review for cultural and historical significance through Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The new changes would restrict the oversight powers of the State Historic Preservation Office’s Section 106 reviews. Under the changes, the Feds essentially gain unilateral authority to make preservation decisions, and effectively eliminates local or state voice.

We hear a lot about opening up federal land for mining and other industrial uses. We have also seen the positive effects of preservation standards being applied to local development. Think the monastery. Or think the Marist. Or maybe homes in your own neighborhood. You may comment on these proposed changes by using this link:  Act Now National Trust Link

You should also contact our federal delegation. All comments are due by April 30th.

For more background, this link from the National Trust for Historic Preservation is helpful – Forum: Saving Places: National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Broadway Overlay

Also on the development front, the public meetings are coming for the Rio Nuevo/Project for Public Spaces Sunshine Mile overlay project. PPS will be in town for a series of listening sessions on both May 16th and 17th. They are working with City staff and Rio to identify groups who should be included in those meetings. Based on the early list I have heard of, the meetings will include a broad array of stakeholders.

If you were involved in the public workshops, are a member of the Broadway Coalition, live in the surrounding historic neighborhoods, own a business along the corridor, were on the original Citizen Task Force, or have been included at some other level, you will be included in these upcoming meetings. I am working with Swaim and Associates right now to help them finalize a list. If you are in a group that I failed to mention, drop me a note and I will get your name into the invite hat.

Meeting times and locations are still being finalized, but those are the dates, so if you want to be a part of these early exchanges, block the dates so you can participate.

Wildlife Killing Contests

I have written in the past about efforts to stop events in which people pay-to-play in contests where the goal is simply to kill wildlife in as large a quantity, and as quickly as you can for prizes. There is finally a possibility of us getting that activity banned in the State of Arizona.

State Game and Fish is right now considering a new Rule that may end the mass killings. We are in a public comment period, and it ends on May 12th. There is a G&F meeting on May 10th, and then on June 21st they will take a vote on the proposed Rule.

Right now, the proposed change is under Article 3 where they talk about “Unlawful Devices, Methods, and Ammunition.” The ‘contests’ are a ‘method.’

The currently proposed Rule change reads like this – making it unlawful to take part in these ‘hunting’ methods:

There are potential loopholes built into that language. Many of the animal welfare groups have seen Facebook chatter making it clear the killing contest organizers are not fazed by what is being proposed. They will protest the changes, but they also have plans for bypassing the new Rule already in the works. For that reason, this language is being offered by many of us who are concerned with the abusive behavior that is right now being sanctioned by the State.

The changes are nuanced, but important. “Sponsor” is added so groups cannot simply provide equipment and/or ammunition to entice others to take part. “Non-game” is added as contest organizers are already talking about just shifting their targeted animals to other unprotected species. They can target rabbits or prairie dogs instead of coyotes and with the G&F language and they are golden. The next change removes the wording “where participants must register or record entry and pay a fee” from the definition of ‘contest.’ Recently the organizers have allowed donations in lieu of paying a fee. This change addresses that dance. Finally, “inducements or entertainment” is added to close the loophole of organizers and participants doing these killing sprees for entertainment, and gaining some award in a form other than actual prizes.

Other States have used the language proposed in this modified Rule. If you would like to submit your comments to the Game and Fish folks, send them to rulemaking@azgfd.gov. Remember the proposed new language, as well as the comment deadlines.

John B. Wright Career Fair

Last month I was working with Michael Guymon from the Metro Chamber on bringing education advocates together in a way that would translate into a large job fair for high school students. The meeting was productive, and he is running with that ball now. Coming on May 10th John B. Wright is hosting a similar event for their elementary school classes, and they’re looking for presenters.

This is not a heavy lift. What they want is for a variety of people to come in and talk to the kids about what they do for a living. The whole presentation, with Q&A will not take more than about 40 minutes. You can bring handouts, visuals, or any goodies you want in order to grab the kids’ interest.

We talk a lot about early education and the importance it plays during these formative years. You have something to offer these kids. If you would like to get involved, please contact Maria Elena Peterson at the number or email you see below in the flyer.

Neighborhood Block Parties

A while back, I mentioned in a newsletter that we were in the process of making policy changes that will have the effect of streamlining neighborhood block parties. Those changes are now in place.

Everything that takes place in public rights of way has some rules. However, I believe block parties are a great way to build community, so minimizing and streamlining those rules has been something I totally endorse.

Some of the new guidelines include these:

  1. No charge for using ramadas or space in City parks
  2. There will also be no fee to close a street. You cannot close arterials or collectors (Speedway or Treat, for example) but residential streets are fair game.
  3. TDOT will need a site plan from you showing what you want to close. In some cases you may be asked to leave 20’ for emergency vehicles. You can hand-sketch the plan. We have barricades and cones you can check out from us here at the Ward 6 office, and our Parks people have trash cans for you to use.
  4. Keep your street parties to daylight hours.
  5. You can also get free dumpsters and roll-offs for cleanup.
  6. If you want things such as jumping castles or other amusement things, Parks has an updated approved vendor list. You can find it at www.tucsonaz.gov/parks/reservations-and-rentals.
  7. You cannot put porta-johns in the street.
  8. Food trucks can be in our parks, or on your private property.
  9. You can use 10’x10’ weighted tents, but block parties cannot be used to have say arts and crafts vendors selling things.
  10. You cannot have alcohol in the street, or in public Rights of Way.
  11. No insurance certificate is needed, and TFD will not be required to do a site check.

We have a special events website where you can go to see the rules, and also to start the sign-up process. You can find that at www.tucsonaz.gov/business/special-events.

Have fun, and be safe.

ERA Resolution

I opened the newsletter this week with a promo for the Mujeres art exhibit that is coming to Raices Gallery. On Tuesday of this week, M&C will be voting – I am assuming – to approve a Resolution in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. It is a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that simply says civil rights may not be denied on the basis of sex. In case you are not familiar with it, here is the language of the ERA in its entirety:

This was in vogue back in ’72 when some of us were protesting the war in Vietnam, marching for environmental issues, concerned about Watergate, and the ERA. It takes 38 States to ratify before becoming a part of the Constitution. As of today, there are 37 States that have done so.

If M&C adopt the Resolution, we will join Sedona and Jerome as cities in Arizona to have done so. It will take more than that to move our State legislature, but I am anticipating we will help move in that direction. This is the language of our Resolution that sends our message of support.

My mom marched in rallies for the ERA years ago. The image with the saguaro in the shape of the Statue of Liberty holding the ERA Yes signs is something my mom sewed on the back of a shirt she wore during ERA rallies. I will be happy to get a chance to vote on something that affirms her advocacy, and that of millions of other women and men in support of equality of civil rights.

Local First

I opened this week with the Mujeres art exhibit. One woman who deserves recognition in our community is Cele Peterson. The opportunity for M&C to offer a small gesture of honor to Cele is coming on Tuesday evening.

This is the rose garden in Reid Park. Through the work of Colonia Solana neighbors, a petition passed in support of naming the rose garden for Cele. I was absolutely happy to write a letter in support. On Tuesday, we will be voting to finalize that name change.

Cele Peterson was of course a business entrepreneur, but her social consciousness left lasting impressions throughout the City. Among her work was founding of the Children’s Museum, and organizing the first crisis nursery in the United States. You now know it as Casa de los Ninos. She was also active in the Arizona Theater Company and the Tucson Opera Company.

If our vote to adopt this name change is anything but unanimous, I promise to fall out of my chair. Thanks to Bill DuPont for his advocacy of this, and to Katya Peterson for her support all along the way.

Young Girls and Jazz

One final ‘girls’ item for this week; the Tucson Jazz Music Foundation is sponsoring girls from the ages of 10-17 in this year’s three week jazz music education program. It will run from June 3rd through the 20th, Monday through Thursday.

This is a tuition-free offer. They are right now taking applications, and are having some great response from the 5th through 8th graders. The majority of the remaining openings are in the high school grades. However, the ‘levels’ in which kids are placed will be determined by ability, not by grade, so if you have a really talented 6th grader she may end up seated next to a similarly talented 12th grader. The levels they are filling are beginner/some experience, and intermediate/advanced.

They will fill up all of the slots, so if you have kids who will enjoy and benefit from this opportunity, get them on the list soon. Here’s the information on how to get involved.

Mueller Report

The 465-page report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller was released last week. I suspect most people did not take, or have the time to read through it all. I looked through it and instead of drawing out tidbits from place to place – many of which lose meaning if you do not know the context from which they are lifted – I will just share the conclusion. It is hidden between the end of the report and the beginning of the Appendix section. It will be my concluding remark for this week’s newsletter.

Sincerely,

Steve Kozachik
Council Member, Ward 6
ward6@tucsonaz.gov

Events & Entertainment

CITY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS EXPLORE TUCSON'S WATER CHALLENGES AND HERITAGE ON KXCI'S 30 MINUTES

Image result for kxciIn celebration of Earth Day, 30 Minutes is proud to feature two stories from City High Radio, a youth radio program run by teacher Sarah Bromer at City High School in downtown Tucson.

Story 1: A Crisis in the Desert by Paloma Martinez features University of Arizona professor and Water Resouces Research Center director Sharon Megdal,  Watershed Management Group cultural ecologist Joaquin Murrieta-SalvidarWater & Energy Sustainable Technology Center director Ian Pepper, and Tucson Water superintendent of public information and conservation James MacAdam.

Story 2: On the Banks of the River by Jacinda Felix is about her family’s multi-generational connection to the Santa Cruz River. Jacinda is also a senior at City High.

Paloma and Jacinda share their own personal insights and conduct thoughtful interviews with water professionals and family members to depict Tucson’s environmental challenges, unique heritage, and hope for the future.

LISTEN HERE: https://episodes.castos.com/kxci/20190421-City-High-Radio-Santa-Cruz-River-Earth-Day.mp3

ELEVATED BEER DINNER AT TEN55: LOW COUNTRY BOIL

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$45

The second installment of our Elevated Beer Dinners is coming Thursday April 25th at 6:30 pm.

This time Chef Ivor and the team are bringing you a Low Country Boil complete with shrimp, andouille sausage from Forbes Meat Company, potatoes and corn. This meal will be served in traditional boil format, rolled out onto the center of our family style tables. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the crawfish! Chef is creating crawfish hush puppies, giving you all of the flavor and none of the shell cracking. For dessert? Peach cobbler. The meal will be paired with 4 of our specially selected in-house craft beers all for just $45/person.

Don’t miss out. RSVP via email at info@1055brewing.com or call 520-777-7877

CULTIVATE TUCSON SPRING 2018 MARKET

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Shop local & meet Tucson’s independent designers, makers & shops at our Spring Market on Saturday, April 27th from 10am-5pm at 1 E. Toole Ave. in the heart of Downtown Tucson where, for one day only, we’ll take over & reimagine an unused space and fill it with a pop-up market consisting of local goods, plants & flowers, food & coffee, and a community gathering space!

This event is FREE to attend. Early Bird tickets are available at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultivate-tucson-spring-2019-early-bird-hours-tickets-59031840825.

LEE FRIEDLANDER: DOG'S BEST FRIEND

Dates: April 27 - June 15, 2019

Artist’s Reception: DATE/TIME: Saturday April 27, 2019 2-4 p.m.

Andrew Smith Gallery opens an exhibit by the eminent American photographer Lee Friedlander. The exhibit, Dog’s Best Friend, contains 18 prints of dogs and their owners, one of Friedlander’s ongoing “pet projects.” Lee and Maria Friedlander will attend the opening on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m., where the public is invited to visit with America’s most celebrated photographer and view “the dogs.” The exhibit continues through June 15, 2019.

Superstition Mountains, Arizona, 1989 ©2017 Lee Friedlander

Andrew Smith Gallery Arizona, LLC., Masterpieces of Photography

439 N 6th Ave., Suite 179, Tucson, Az. 85705 • 505.984.1234, info@andrewsmithgallery.comwww.AndrewSmithGallery.com

Ongoing…

Arizona State Museum, 1013 E University Blvd | www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

Arizona Theater Company, 330 S Scott Ave | www.arizonatheatre.org

Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S 6th Ave | www.childrensmuseumtucson.org

Fox Theatre, 17 W Congress St | www.FoxTucsonTheatre.org

Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress St | hotelcongress.com

Jewish History Museum, 564 S Stone Ave | www.jewishhistorymuseum.org

Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd | www.loftcinema.com

Meet Me at Maynards, 311 E Congress St | www.MeetMeatMaynards.com
A social walk/run through the Downtown area. Every Monday, rain or shine, holidays too! Check-in begins at 5:15 pm.

Mission Garden, 946 W Mission Ln | www.missiongarden.org
A living agricultural museum and ethnobotanical garden at the site of Tucson's Birthplace (the foot of "A-Mountain"). For guided tours call 520-955-5200

Rialto Theatre, 318 E Congress St | www.rialtotheatre.com

The Rogue Theatre, The Historic Y, 300 E University Blvd | www.theroguetheatre.org

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N Toole Ave | www.tucsonhistoricdepot.org

Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way | www.tucsonbotanical.org

Tucson Convention Center, 260 S Church St | tucsonconventioncenter.com

Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N Main Ave | tucsonmuseumofart.org

UA Mineral Museum, 1601 E University Blvd | www.uamineralmuseum.org

Watershed Management Group, Living Lab 1137 N. Dodge Blvd. | www.watershedmg.org

Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson2130 North Alvernon Way | www.yumegardens.org