We went to Tucson’s 4th Avenue street fair yesterday. This is an annual event where they block off a long section of 4th Avenue and set up an arts and crafts fair. We’ve been to it several times before and it’s always fun. There are artists, craftspeople and vendors from all over the Southwest. In the past we’ve limited ourselves mostly to foods and occasionally jewelry for Susan but this year we went specifically looking for artwork we could display in our new casita.
We found this desert landscape made of small pieces of wood and done by an artist from Albuquerque. We encountered his booth was relatively early in our meanderings so we didn’t buy it when we first saw it but went around to all the other booths first and then came back.
We were looking specifically for something like a desert landscape and were a bit surprised at how few of them we saw at the other artists’ booths. A lot of other topics and landscapes from a lot of other parts of the world but not much that would be considered local art. We didn’t buy it though because it was one of the few desert landscapes we saw but because we liked it and think it’ll look nice on the wall of the casita.
Other than that we picked up some fudge, kettle corn, and a shirt and a hat for Susan. We had barbecue pork (me) and brisket (Susan) sandwiches from the Brushfire Barbecue booth (it’s a restaurant in Tucson that we’ve been to before). Even though it was a Friday and the first day the fair was open, there were a lot of people there and I had to be careful not to run over people’s toes while pushing Susan’s wheelchair. We made two trips around the entire fair and as I said it’s spread out a long ways down 4th Avenue, so by the time we were done I was more than ready to sit down for the drive home.