Time: 9am–4pm | Location: Tucson Museum of Art

Discover Local is the kick-off event for TENWEST Festival and connects community members of all ages to localism through unique and exciting micro-workshops focused on art, technology, sustainability, and more!

This free and family-friendly event offers Tucsonans hands-on ways to experience what it means to live local and take everyday actions to positively impact our community. Micro-workshops and activities for all ages will range from tracks like Living Green/Viviendo Verde, In Your Backyard/En Mi Jardin, Art and Technology For All/Arte y Tecnología Para Todos, and Viva Juntos. There will be many surprises during this special day!

TENWEST Passport Holders will receive special benefits including free scavenger hunt passes for local prize opportunities such as a staycation to Bisbee! Regular price for scavenger hunt passes is $10 and free for ages 18 and under.

Track 1 | Tucson Museum of Art’s Second SundAZe Family Day

This special event features free admission to the museum for residents of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Visit the current exhibition, 30 Americans, and join in on a variety of activities. The day will be filled with a Kehinde Wiley inspired photo station, a silhouette and collage art-making projects, and a performance by Liudvik Luis Cutiño Cruz at 1pm.

Inside TMA | Free to all residents of Arizona and Sonora

Track 2 |  Viviendo Verde / Living Green

There are simple things we can do to promote a healthier planet. Through hands-on demonstrations, this track introduces participants to sustainable living at home. From effective recycling, to energy efficiency and DIY rainwater harvesting, we can all do our part at home to support our local and global environment.

TMA Patio |$10.00 or free to passport holders

Track 3 | En Mi Jardin / In Your Backyard

The Sonoran desert ecosystem is a complex and beautiful place that doesn’t end at the border of Tucson Mountain Park—it’s in your neighborhood, too. This track will give participants interactive ways to discover the urban ecosystem in their own backyard and learn how our local community is uniquely interconnected.

TMA Patio |$10.00 or free to passport holders

Track 4 | Arte y Tecnología Para Todos/Art and Technology For All

Makers and micro-entrepreneurs are the backbone of local economies. This track will give participants a hands-on introduction to DIY resources for innovation in Tucson. From unique crafting to gadgets, participants can try their hand at local innovation.

TMA Patio |$10.00 or free to passport holders

Track 5 | Viva Juntos

The heart of a community is its people. This track celebrates all the things that bring us together. Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside each other on public art, music, games and more, while celebrating our local community.

TMA Patio | $10.00 or free to passport holders

Follow @discoverlocaltucson on Instagram for more information on each of the tracks to be revealed soon!

Partner: Local First Arizona, LeadLocal, Vib’n, and Mrs. Green’s World



Sculpture Garden Yoga | 9–10am

What better way to start the day than with some serene introspection amongst beautiful works of art? Center yourself in the sculpture garden at Tucson Museum of Art for a peaceful morning of yoga. Namaste!

FUSE | 4–9pm

Fuse brings together dance, comedy, and music into one incredible night. The evening kicks off with a dance-off between local crews, each representing their favorite charity. The winning crew earns bragging rights and a donation to support their cause. After a comedy set by the Comedy Alliance of Tucson, we have an incredible lineup of local talent—Adam Townsend, Seanloui, and Juju Fontaine.