#ThisIsTucson’s first artisan market was held Feb. 18, 2023, in downtown Tucson. The second will take place Feb. 24, 2024.

Tucson is its people.

It's the chefs who make our birria flavorful, our pizza cheesy, our desserts sweet. It's the muralists who paint javelinas and saguaros on our otherwise empty walls. It's the volunteers at Saguaro National Park who upkeep our treasured hiking trails. 

A big reason our community thrives is because of the makers. It's the makers who own shops so we never have to give our loved ones a bad gift. It's the makers who so diligently place bead after bead into earrings shaped like monsoon clouds. It's the makers who sell desert-themed stickers that we get to sort through when we're checking out at bookstores. 

Come Saturday, Feb. 24, #ThisIsTucson will host our second annual bash celebrating our colorful town's makers. We hope you'll stop by to support around 100 of Tucson's small businesses. 

Carmen Lucinda crochets a headband during the #ThisIsTucson artisan market on Feb. 18, 2023. 

What is it? Or a better question: When is it?

#ThisIsTucson's Tucson Together market — a name thought up by our features reporter Elvia Verdugo — will take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 in downtown Tucson. If you joined us last year, this all-outdoors market will take place in the same spot: 55 N. Fifth Ave., near Congress Street. We're grateful for our event sponsors: Arizona Arts LiveDowntown Tucson Partnership, Dirty T TamarindoTurtle's Soup and Startup Tucson.

Street parking is free on weekends and the closest garages are Centro Garage, located at Congress Street and Toole Avenue, and Pennington Street Garage, located at Pennington Street and Scott Avenue. You can also park farther and take the streetcar downtown, which is currently free to ride.

Christa Lebron of Chez Peachy poses at her empty table after selling out of her colorful bento cakes at #ThisIsTucson’s artisan market on Feb. 18, 2023.

Things are a little different than last year, though. This time around, we'll have about 100 makers selling macrame, skincare, stickers, baked goods, jewelry, crocheted plushies, candles, soaps, charcoal art, ceramics and so much more.

We'll also have three food trucks: Purple Tree Organic Acai BlendsOaxaRico and Espressoul Cafe.

Tucson Museum of Art will be there with their own art-making station, plus literacy-loving group Tucson Tome Gnome will hide 10 free books, all written by Arizona authors, around the market area for attendees to find. The books featured will be:

Last year, #ThisIsTucson’s market hosted a donation drive for Youth On Their Own. The nonprofit will be accepting donations again at this year’s event.

Local nonprofit Youth On Their Own, which supports high school graduation and the success of youth experiencing homelessness, will also be at the market. We're asking event attendees to bring a donation of cereal, individually packaged snacks like granola bars, trail mix or beef jerky, flavored rice packets, paper towels and/or toilet paper to help YOTO's mission flourish.

Alex Berger Clamons displays her glasswork at #ThisIsTucson's artisan market on Feb. 18, 2023. 

And to make things even more fun, we're putting together a bit of a scavenger hunt to encourage shoppers to make pit stops at makers' booths — seriously, we want you to see all the amazing creations that everyone so carefully puts together! Stop by #ThisIsTucson's tent to pick up a sheet, then bring it back to us when your page is complete. We'll enter you in a raffle for a chance to win some pretty rad prizes like passes to Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium and gift cards to LeBuzz and the Tucson Botanical Gardens

Our mission at #ThisIsTucson is to foster a community that knows and loves Tucson. That mission carries through at Tucson Together, where our goal is to not only show our love for Tucson's talented artists, but to also encourage the community to shop local. 

Who will be there?

Here's the really exciting part and the reason we're doing this whole thing: the artists. Here's who you'll get to shop from on Feb. 24, though we encourage you to look through their full websites to learn more about them in the meantime!

📸 215 Studio

This fine art print photography shop is known for their soft desert-inspired images that "feel like a mixture between a watercolor painting and a vintage photograph," the owners say. "With our work, we hope to encourage people to delve deeper into their creativity and let nature inspire them."

Learn more about 215 Studio here.

Shop Adela Artisan's bags and wristlets.

👜 Adela Artisan

Adela sells leather bags, wristlets and cardholders made by talented Mexican artists. We love the heart-shaped purses!

Learn more about Adela Artisan here.

🎨 Alienkitty Designs 

Kelsey Carlson has been an artist all her life, drawing cute anime-inspired designs. She incorporates her illustrations in stickers, buttons, keychains and prints.

Learn more about Alienkitty Designs here.

💍 Angela Hitt Designs

Angela Hitt creates custom handmade jewelry with sterling silver and 14-karat gold-filled wire and chain. She uses stones, crystals and handmade glass beads, which she says add a "touch of sophistication and uniqueness to each piece." 

Learn more about Angela Hitt Designs here.

🎨 Annie Art

Annie Leigh is a classically trained oil painter specializing in portraits of people and our very beloved desert.

Learn more about Annie Art here.

🎭 Arizona Arts Live

Arizona Arts Live hosts live experiences and events with the goal of inspiring creativity and enriching the culture of our community. 

Learn more about Arizona Arts Live here.

🕯 Ārya Tārā Candles

Owner Merve Colpan uses her background in the fragrancy industry to create clean-burning candles with coconut wax and unique scents. Her "Wonders of Arizona" collection features candles that smell like monsoon, prickly pear and Mount Lemmon.

Learn more about Ārya Tārā Candles here.

Ate Kei's Filipino Treats is known for Filipino-inspired baked goods, like these buko pandan cookies.

🍪 Ate Kei's Filipino Treats

Owner Kei Ann Mandanas makes Filipino-inspired desserts and baked goods, from ube brownies to cookies inspired by buko pandan. Ate Kei is also bringing new sweets to our market: vegan turon cookies and pandan fudge.

Learn more about Ate Kei's Filipino Treats here.

🍪 Bake Box

Chris Nacion is a full-time student studying biology and business. When he's not in class, he's in the kitchen whipping up Asian-inspired baked goods from NYC-style cookies to madeleines and macarons.

Learn more about The Bake Box here.

💍 Beads Over Diamonds 

An Akimel O'odham tribal member, maker Josie Rios creates beaded jewelry and accessories. She's also putting on an Indigenous market off Fourth Avenue on Feb. 25!

Learn more about Beads Over Diamonds here.

🎨 Ben's Bells

Local nonprofit Ben's Bells started 21 years ago, with a mission to share the importance of and inspire intentional kindness. Find four community art studios, two of which are in Tucson, where kindness-themed ceramics are crafted by volunteers and staff. Sales from the ceramics, such as the notable wind chimes you may have seen around town, go toward kindness education and studio programming. 

Learn more about Ben's Bells here.

🧸 Berry Cultured

Heidi Calderon is a toy designer and illustrator who created toy brand Berry Cultured to celebrate cultural diversity. She designs plushies, stationery and costumes for kids. "We believe that exposing kids to cultural toys will help expand each kid's worldview and cultivate a deep appreciation for diverse cultures," Heidi says.

Learn more about Berry Cultured here.

🫐 Better Than Provisions

All three of Better Than Provisions' nut grain-free granola are keto, vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free. And tasty, too!

Learn more about Better Than Provisions here.


BICAS is a local nonprofit whose mission is to "participate in affordable bicycle transportation, education and creative recycling with our greater Tucson community." At their tent, you'll find all kinds of bicycle-centric art!

Learn more about BICAS here.

Bronwyn Dierssen creates animations, murals and charcoal drawings.

🎨 Bronwyn Diersson Studio

Bronwyn Diersson creates everything from animations and murals to larger-than-life paintings and charcoal drawings that celebrate the milestones of others, including weddings, pregnancies and pets.

Learn more about Bronwyn Diersson Studio here.

🥖 Butter+Whisk

Emma started her micro-bakery five years ago to help raise and provide for her kids. Butter+Whisk specializes in French macarons, artisan sourdough bread and other sourdough treats.

Learn more about Butter+Whisk here.

💍 By Heidi Sue

Heidi Grande creates jewelry with botanical resin pieces, turning local flowers, leaves and citrus into wearable art.

Learn more about By Heidi Sue here.

Get a handcrafted journal from BYNDbooks.

📓 BYNDbooks

One of few bookmakers in town, Nicole Deann handcrafts journals that are both classic and whimsical inspired by the Southwest. Nicole uses leather, craft paper, waxed thread and 100% recycled paper to make the journals you'll love. 

Learn more about BYNDbooks here.

🥐 Carbs & Coffee Co.

Sarah Sessler is the self-taught home baker behind Carbs & Coffee Co., which specializes in whimsical sourdough pastries and breads, including fairy-garden focaccia and sourdough croissants. "Creating art via food is my passion," she says.

Learn more about Carbs & Coffee Co. here.

🎂 Chez Peachy

Christa Lebron started home bakery Chez Peachy, recognized for their colorful and delicious bento cakes and other uniquely designed sweets like cupcakes, brownies and cookies.

Learn more about Chez Peachy here.

❤️ Community On Wheels

This mobile mutual-aid project provides essential items and resources to people who are unsheltered. 

Learn more about Community On Wheels here.

Find all kinds of earrings, including monsoon-inspired dangles, from Coy Creative.

💍 Coy Creative

Megan Coy's earrings are colorful and playful, from sparkly monsoon clouds to giant rainbows. "We believe earrings are good for your confidence and mental health, so our goal is to help you feel bolder, brighter and more confident when you put our earrings on. Wear the big earrings, make the fashion statement and attract your people," she says.

Learn more about Coy Creative here.

💍 Crafty Stunn

Here's where you'll be able to find beaded jewelry and fabric crafts with pop culture and nerd themes. Crafty Stunn usually only offers their aprons around the Christmas season, but they'll be available at our market!

Learn more about Crafty Stunn here.

🎨 Darby Hunter Art

Find whimsical and funny art with a touch of Arizona flair from Darby Hunter Art. Stickers sport absurd humor, like a corndog made to look like a puppy and a frog that simply says "arson."

Learn more about Darby Hunter Art here.

🥤 Desert Dreams XO

Desert Dreams XO creates glass tumblers, drink sleeves, car coasters and graphic tees. The fun designs feature sayings like "fueled by coffee and anxiety" and illustrations of saguaros.

Learn more about Desert Dreams XO here.

Desert Girl Crochet is known for their crocheted doughnuts filled with catnip.

🧸 Desert Girl Crochet

Taylor Brestel makes pet-safe crochet items like a doughnut filled with catnip and hats for your cat. She recently expanded to include polymer clay earrings in her lineup of items.

Learn more about Desert Girl Crochet here.

💍 Desert Horizon Designs

This husband-and-wife team creates statement jewelry inspired by the desert. "We strive to find the most dazzling and vivid natural gemstones and to let the beauty of nature speak for itself," they say.

Learn more about Desert Horizon Designs here.

🔮 Desert Mystic Goods

Torrie Dueñas is your local neighborhood witch who makes intention-based skincare, bodycare and aromatherapy products, packed with crystals and moon magic. Also check out Torrie's brick-and-mortar Monsoon Mystics, 657 W. St Marys Road.

Learn more about Desert Mystic Goods here.

💍 Desert Vintage Bazaar

Using materials sourced from small businesses, Desert Vintage Bazaar creates handmade jewelry that includes gold vintage earrings and enamel saguaro dangles.

Learn more about Desert Vintage Bazaar here.

🕯 Di Luna Candles

Maria José Cortés creates soy wax candles, in addition to bath salts, soap, wax melts and diffusers. She uses natural fruits and flowers to beautifully decorate her candles that come in scents like birthday cake, Sonoran wildflowers, matcha and desert rain. She also has a brick-and-mortar at 3061 N. Campbell Ave.

Learn more about Di Luna Candles here.

🍬 Dirty T Tamarindo

Alana Solis uses her tía’s chamoy recipe, which dates back to the ‘80s, to coat popular sweets like Gushers, gummy bears, dried mango slices and Skittles. Find her brick-and-mortar at 1211 W. St. Marys Road.

Learn more about Dirty T Tamarindo here.

💍 Dreamy Things Clay Company

Miranda Alegria is a polymer clay earring maker who makes fun and eclectic pieces that are all one-of-a-kind. There are earrings that look like dreamy matchboxes, cheesy slices of pizza and dangly spell books.

Learn more about Dreamy Things Clay Company here.

🍞 Ducky's Pineapple Banana Bread

Taurus Tabb is the mastermind behind Ducky's, which specializes in air-fried pineapple banana bread. The bread comes in lots of flavors and is crispy on the outside — but tender and moist inside. 

Learn more about Ducky's Pineapple Banana Bread here.

Earth Based Body celebrates desert ingredients.

🧴 Earth Based Body

Described as succulent skincare, Earth Based Body celebrates desert ingredients while "providing dry skin solutions to the desert dweller in all of us." Find hand and body creams, plus hydrating lippies.

Learn more about Earth Based Body here.

💍 Earthsbones

Jewelry made with earth's bones! Owner Olivia works with materials like gems, gold-filled chains and sterling silver to create pieces that "not only captivate aesthetically but also endure the test of time" while inviting you to "embrace the magic of the earth and carry a piece of its beauty with you."

Learn more about Earthsbones here.

☕️ Espressoul Cafe

This vegan mobile espresso bar has a menu of signature lattes and matcha drinks. Our food reporter Jamie Donnelly loves the creamy blueberry-lavender latte, which she says has the perfect balance of blueberry and matcha flavors.

Learn more about Espressoul Cafe here.

🥧 Everything Tart

This local bakery specializes in tarts, quiche and fluffy gourmet marshmallows. Tart selections range from chocolate ganache to lemon meringue, with fun flavors like lavender-infused raspberry.

Learn more about Everything Tart here.

🎨 Forager Art

Elena Makansi is inspired by magic, biology, ecology and the cosmos, creating works of art from digital illustration to mixed media to watercolors. Find prints, greeting cards and stickers that celebrate nature. 

Learn more about Forager Art here.

📸 Fork Tailed Media

Fork Tailed Media is the business of a wildlife biologist and a wildlife cinematographer. Both Rita Leal and Ryan Olinger share their love for the wild through photography.

Learn more about Fork Tailed Media here.

💍 Garms Charms Designs 

Arlene Garms is a self-taught jewelry maker, specializing in polymer clay. "I started about a year ago, just as an outlet to get myself feeling useful again," she says. "I have an autoimmune disease but it certainly doesn't have me." 

Learn more about Garms Charms Designs here.

Ellery Page creates hand-themed art. 

🎨 Haptic Home Goods

Ellery Page creates hand-themed art, including fine art prints and crafts. Her imagery combines anatomy with desert flora and fauna.

Learn more about Haptic Home Goods here.

💍 Harper & Honey

A visit to Harper & Honey is an experience. Get permanent jewelry or customize a hat with vintage fabric, feathers and gemstones. Harper & Honey will also debut a denim patch bar!

Learn more about Harper & Honey here.

👜 Haul Leather

From pattern to stitch, Haul Leather designs and creates leather bags and accessories "for the long haul."

Learn more about Haul Leather here.

🍿 I'd Smoke That BBQ

This is owner Steve Price's creative approach to flavored smoked nuts and gourmet popcorn. Popcorn comes in flavors like orange dream, strawberry, caramel apple and even barbecue ribs.

Learn more about I'd Smoke That BBQ here.

🎨 Jazmyn Roze Art

"I am the kind of person who loves bright and eye-catching colors, loves to have a good laugh and just wants to share the good vibes with whoever is willing to take them," Jazmyn says. All of those things are reflected in Jazmyn's art, from prints to stickers to keychains. 

Learn more about Jazmyn Rose Art here.

💍 JC Jewels

This mother-daughter duo began their business in 2006 with stainless steel jewelry and accessories for both your casual day-to-day or if you're looking to make a bolder statement. 

Learn more about JC Jewels here.

📸 JesseJ.media

Jesse Jackson is the photographer behind JesseJ.media, sharing the beauty of Southern Arizona through his lens for the last decade. "I love making any excuse to go out and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us," he says. 

Learn more about JesseJ.media here.

🎨 Juju & Moxie

Rachel Rausch is a graphic illustrator who focuses on "capturing the realness of being human and the beautiful city (and the people) that live here in the Old Pueblo." She turns her designs into functional items like tea towels, stickers, postcards and more.

Learn more about Juju & Moxie here.

💍 Juvelarto Designs 

Margaret Elandt studied ceramic sculpture and metalsmithing in college and has worked in the fashion jewelry industry around the country, producing work for companies carried by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Anthropologie and Sundance Catalog. She uses brass, silver and gold, along with gems that she finds at our local gem show to create jewelry that reflects her love of the desert.

Learn more about Juvelarto Designs here.

🎨 Katherine Joyce Illustration

There's a good chance you've seen Katherine's murals plastered along Tucson walls. At our market, she's bringing prints, stickers, patches, tote bags and shirts adorned with designs of cute animals and nature.

Learn more about Katherine Joyce Illustration here.

🪢 Knotted by Kiwi

Takiya Saavedra began her fiber arts journey as a personal hobby that grew into a business. Using 100% recycled cotton cord, she creates unique and functional plant shelves, wall art and more.

Learn more about Knotted by Kiwi here.

🍬 Kubuli Crafts

Here's where you'll be able to find freeze-dried treats for both people and pets. Find options for everyone, including selections that are free of dairy and sugar. 

Learn more about Kubuli Crafts here.

👚 La Bella Luna Boutique 

Find dreamy Tucson designs on tees, tanks, sweats beanies and hats by Arianna Luna, who is also the founder of the Chicano Vibez market in October!

Learn more about La Bella Luna Boutique here.

👙 La Bikini Bruja

Ysie García is the fashion designer behind La Bikini Bruja, creating swimsuits, lingerie and rave wear that are made to fit well and last long. Patterns include bold colors, mermaid scales and even a Hello Kitty-inspired design.

Learn more about La Bikini Bruja here.

👚 Las Changuis Tianguis

Owner Eli says her shop is a "love letter for the Latine/Chicanx community that emerged out of a need for clothing and accessories that reflect who we are and where we come from." Find sweaters with heart-shaped conchas and tees with phrases like "fueled by chisme." 

Learn more about Las Changuis Tianguis here.

🧴 Life Under the Oaks Lavender Farm

This dreamy lavender farm is home to Oracle, just north of Tucson. A couple years ago, the farm opened a boutique off Fourth Avenue, filled with all the lavender items of your dreams, including essential oils, lotions, makeup remover and more.

Learn more about Life Under the Oaks Lavender Farm here.

Light of Mine Candle Supply has candles sourced from sustainable and organic coconut wax.

🕯 Light of Mine Candle Supply

Crystal Wheeler makes artisanal, luxury candles sourced from sustainable and organic coconut wax. Each candle is hand-poured with love, featuring fragrances free from carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins, organ toxins and acute toxins.

Learn more about Light of Mine Candle Supply here.

🪴 Lila Art

Lili has been an artist all her life. When she moved to Tucson, she was especially inspired by our sunsets and saguaros. She hand-paints terra-cotta pots, coasters and mini canvases with designs that will remind you of the desert.

Learn more about Lila Art here.

💍 Linked by Bri

Sit down for a permanent jewelry experience, complete with sterling silver and gold-filled pieces. You can also create your own custom piece with charms or birthstones!

Learn more about Linked by Bri here.

🎨 Little Thorn Goods

Christina Thorness makes painted and embroidered canvases inspired by Tucson and the things that grow here. "It is important to me to make art that is affordable and accessible for everyone. We all deserve to have color and joy in our lives!" Christina says.

Learn more about Little Thorn Goods here.

🧴 Lulli Botanicals

Lulli Botanicals uses sustainable ingredients in their handcrafted skin-care products, all packaged in reusable containers. Expect to see lip butters, lotion bars and body oils.

Learn more about Lulli Botanicals here.

💍 Luna & Saya

Marina Cordova is the founder of Luna & Saya, specializing in fun earrings and necklaces made of laser-cut acrylic and polymer clay. "We believe in building a beautiful, positive and uplifting brand where people can feel seen, loved, supported and safe," she says. 

Learn more about Luna & Saya here.

Find CBD skin, body and pet products from Luna Scrubs.

🧴 Luna Scrubs 

Luna Scrubs creates luxury CBD skin, body and pet products, including bath bombs, lotions, facial cleansers and pet treats.

Learn more about Luna Scrubs here.

🧢 Made by Carmen Lucinda

Carmen is a fiber artist who mostly works in crochet and loves color! Many of her items are one-of-a-kind creations, from bucket hats and scrunchies to blouses and bags.

Learn more about Made by Carmen Lucinda here.

💍 MagJo Designs

Antonia has been creating jewelry for more than two decades, but Tucson is where she first decided to vend at markets, saying she's always inspired at the way the community rallies around local makers. She incorporates her love of travel, community and enjoyment of small moments into her handmade jewelry.

Learn more about MagJo Designs here.

🧼 Magnolia Street Soap Mill

Find handcrafted vegan bar soaps that can even be personalized! Scents include basil mint, turmeric ginger and zesty lemongrass.

Learn more about Magnolia Street Soap Mill here.

🕯 Mama Bare AZ

School teacher by day, artist by night. You'll be in awe when you spot Mama Bare AZ's tent, filled with three-dimensional candles that look like cacti. There are also all-natural bar soaps with gorgeous desert scenes illustrated in the middle. 

Learn more about Mama Bare AZ here.

📸 Marie Welding Designs

This photographer creates unique and artistic photo art pieces through creative editing. She specializes in Southwestern subjects. "I hope to bring to the viewer and art collector new perspectives of the desert beauty around us," she says.

Learn more about Marie Welding Designs here.

🏺 Melissa Henshaw Ceramics

This ceramic artist focuses on wheel-thrown pottery that explores unique surface designs and interesting ways to add colors, patterns and textures. She finds inspiration in nature and loves to create pieces that are both decorative and functional with a modern and whimsical flair.

Learn more about Melissa Henshaw Ceramics here.

Melrose Macrame has everything from giant macrame wall hangings to small plant holders.

🪢 Melrose Macrame 

Jessica Melrose is an artist, educator and macrame maker. She uses recycled materials and elements from the Sonoran Desert and Pacific Ocean to create intricate wall hangings, wedding backdrops and plant hangers. 

Learn more about Melrose Macrame here.

👚 Mi Casita Press

Mi Casita Press is an alternative experimental press that uses printmaking to empower BIPOC and create radical dialogue. Through the power of printmaking, owner Cenorina Ramirez loves "creating cute and powerful designs for MCP to remind you that you are magic," she says. Find paper goods, shirts and more!

Learn more about Mi Casita Press here.

🎁 Mi Corazón de Mx

This curated shop is home to handmade products from artisans in Mexico, from keepsake boxes to jewelry. "I believe in building a relationship of respect and love, so I personally travel to small pueblos to source directly from the artesanos themselves," owner Rachael "Rocky" Bello says. 

Learn more about Mi Corazón de Mx here.

🎨 Michael Dotsmund

Michael Wasmund goes by Michael Dotsmund because of his artwork that incorporates stippling and pointillism.

Learn more about Michael Dotsmund here.

Newjack creates posters, stickers and paintings inspired by street art, comics and gig posters.

🎨 Newjack

These prints, posters, stickers and paintings are inspired by street art, comics and gig posters, using a "strong visual context all while maintaining a sense of simplicity," artist Edmundo Canto says.

Learn more about Newjack here.

💍 Nomad Chainmaille 

This maker specializes in handmade aluminum and stainless steel chainmaille jewelry and accessories.

Learn more about Nomad Chainmaille here.

🍪 Novia's Bakery

Senovia Quihuis-Garcia is a lover all things sweet. She started Novia's Bakery in 2022 to "bring some light to my community through the magic of sugar, spice, and plenty of sprinkles." Enjoy Mexican pastries, classic childhood favorites and more!

Learn more about Novia's Bakery here.

🌮 OaxaRico

Enjoy a taste of Oaxaca, Mexico from this food truck that has a menu of tacos, gorditas, tortas, flautas and more. 

Learn more about OaxaRico here.

🎂 Pau's Pan Dulce

Pau's Pan Dulce is known for their custom cakes and, of course, pan dulce. Other treats might also be available, including cookies and cupcakes.

Learn more about Pau's Pan Dulce here.

"I'm a screen printer with a cryptic sense of humor — where callous indifference meets crying over somebody else's spilled milk," Planet Gabu says.

👚 Planet Gabu

Planet Gabu is where you'll find tees, patchwork pants and "love sucks" hoodies. "My hands are in every step of the creative process, from sourcing garments, to designing graphics, to printing and photographing final pieces," owner Gabrielle says. "I'm a screen printer with a cryptic sense of humor — where callous indifference meets crying over somebody else's spilled milk."

Learn more about Planet Gabu here.

💐 Prickly Posies

Sara Seery loves everything flowers. She creates dried flower bouquets, arrangements and wreaths. Find her brick-and-mortar at 549 N. Fourth Ave.

Learn more about Prickly Posies here.

🛁 Pure Poetry Cosmetics

Founded in 2014, Pure Poetry Cosmetics is a vegan bath and beauty line inspired by pop culture and owner Cecy's candy-coated daydreams. Bath bombs are whimsical, weird, creepy and cute.

Learn more about Pure Poetry Cosmetics here.

🥣 Purple Tree Organic Acai Blends

The customer favorite at this food truck are, by far, the acai bowls. But there are also smoothies, fresh juices and even mushroom coffee!

Learn more about Purple Tree here.

🎨 Rainbow Moon Designs

Hallie Cooke specializes in stickers, jewelry, resin trays, keychains, phone charms, anime terrariums and tie dye. "I like to make things that are cute and full of color," she says.

Learn more about Rainbow Moon Designs here.

🧢 Rather Keen

Andrew Brozyna designs bookish gifts and accessories that have a whimsical and retro vibe. Find lapel pins, earrings, tote bags, hats, keychains and more with phrases like "get lit at the library" and "the book was better."

Learn more about Rather Keen here.

🌱 Root Wing Collective

This herbalist forages local medicinal plants to make fresh tinctures, tea blends and salves.

Learn more about Root Wing Collective here.

Safety Babes Keychains makes fashionable keychains with self-defense items.

🔑 Safety Babes Keychains

Safety Babes Keychains provides a fun and fashionable way of protecting yourself, including keychains with SOS alarms, window breakers and pepper spray. Every wristlet is handmade!

Learn more about Safety Babes Keychains here.

🕯 Smells Like Dessert Candles

Keysha Donald runs this candle shop with her daughter, making candles that not only smell like your favorite desserts, but look like them too. Wax melts, soaps and room sprays are also on the roster of items they make.

Learn more about Smells Like Dessert Candles here.

🧸 SoGayCrochet 

SoGayCrochet uses crochet as a way to share their creativity and labor with the community, emphasizing the "value we all hold as individuals." You'll find adorable crocheted plushies shaped like your favorite animals, in addition to larger items like cardigans. Plus, 10% of every sale goes toward giving back to the community!

Learn more about SoGayCrochet here.

🧑‍🏭 Sonoran Desert Metal 

Owner Daniel has lived in Tucson his entire life and makes metal art inspired by the desert. You'll find art shaped as roadrunners, quails, rattlesnakes, agave and more quintessential parts of the Sonoran Desert.

Learn more about Sonoran Desert Metal here.

👔 Sonoran Passage

This maker uses leather to create bolo ties and scarf slides, often inspired by her personal memories. She has worked with leather for nearly two decades.

Learn more about Sonoran Passage here.

🪴🧼 Sonoran Rain Designs 

Christina Feliz has three ventures in the art world. The first is hand-painted pots and planters with bright colors and designs inspired by the desert, mountains and saguaros. She also creates macrame plant hangers to accompany the pots. Beyond the plant world, Christina makes cold-process soaps from scratch using organic ingredients.

Learn more about Sonoran Rain Designs here.

Find herbal skin and hair products made from desert plants from Sonoran Rosie.

🧴 Sonoran Rosie

Rosie Crocker creates herbal skin and hair products, made from desert plants like creosote and prickly pear. You'll find creams, facial oils, lip balms, deodorant, diffuser scents and even a creosote sunscreen. Rosie is also the owner behind Arizona Poppy, 150 S. Fourth Ave., a downtown shop that sells local and handmade goods. 

Learn more about Sonoran Rosie here.

👚 Sparrows & Sombreros

This family-owned business creates pop culture art, with an influence by our Sonoran Desert, including designs like a flying javelina on sweaters and tees.

Learn more about Sparrows & Sombreros here.

🎨 The Glass Desert

Alexandra Berger Clamons is the artist behind The Glass Desert, aka modern stained glass inspired by the Sonoran Desert. There are wall hangings and also potted glass made to look like cacti. "They are great for plant lovers with green or black thumbs," she says.

Learn more about The Glass Desert here.

💍 The Good Thistle 

The Good Thistle is known for their polymer clay earrings inspired by the Sonoran Desert, from studs of saguaros to delicate floral dangles. "I hope to spread appreciation and add value to our lovely city and this is my way of doing it!" owner Annette says.

Learn more about The Good Thistle here.

🦋 The Heathenry 

The Heathenry, which is also a brick-and-mortar, is home to handcrafted and carefully curated curiosities designed to honor the beauty found in nature and death. 

Learn more about The Heathenry here.

Find colorful artwork inspired by the desert from The Pink Saguaro.

🎨 The Pink Saguaro

Find colorful artistry inspired by the Sonoran Desert, available in a variety of mediums such as acrylic and watercolor paintings on canvas and wood.

Learn more about The Pink Saguaro here.

🍯 The Spice Jam

The Spice Jam is known for their low-sugar jams, jellies, nut butters and organic tea mixes. Jam flavors include rosemary pear, blue lavender and pineapple jalapeño. 

Learn more about The Spice Jam here.

👚 #ThisIsTucson

Stop by our tent to say hi, grab a free sticker and give our prize wheel a whirl. Oh yeah, and Turtle's Soup maybepossiblydefinitely designed a really adorable desert-inspired illustration for us and we're putting it on a T-shirt! The shirt is extremely limited (no really, we have less than 100 of 'em), so get one while you can. 

Learn more about #ThisIsTucson here.

🪵 Top Coat: Resin Creations

Top Coat actually began as a University of Arizona thesis project. Sabrina Enriquez adds abstract resin coatings to wooden charcuterie boards and jewelry trays. "Our products are designed to complement the natural beauty of wood, enhance its natural aesthetic and protect it from wear and tear for years to come," Sabrina says.

Learn more about Top Coat: Resin Creations here.

👚 True Descendants 

This Indigenous clothing company sells T-shirts, hats, stickers and prints. "We always have a message in our designs that speak to all tribes across Turtle Island." 

Learn more about True Descendants here.

🎨 Tucson Museum of Art

Tucson Museum of Art will have an art-making station that we're very excited about! Stop by to make a craft and learn about museum membership. Side note: Tucson Museum of Art is celebrating its 100th birthday this year!

Learn more about Tucson Museum of Art here.

📚 Tucson Tome Gnome

After you hunt for one of the free books that Tucson Tome Gnome will hide around the market area, chat with the gnomes themselves! Tucson Tome Gnome is a local nonprofit of three book-loving friends. Each month, they hide 45 free books around town, with the goal of uniting the community through the joy of reading and kindness.

Learn more about Tucson Tome Gnome here.

🎨 Turtle's Soup

This shop sells paper goods like stickers, cards and rolls of washi tape with funny, relatable and completely adorable illustrations. Turtle's Soup's endless number of designs are all colorful and bubbly. 

Learn more about Turtle's Soup here.

Find ocotillo earrings from Unearthed.

💍 Unearthed

Kathryn Peña creates jewelry using mediums that include polymer clay, resin and hand-stamped metals. "I feel like my brand is unique with very intricate designs, a lot of which celebrate our beautiful land," she says.

Learn more about Unearthed here.

🎨 Warm Shape

Linus Schief makes woven wall art from upcycled materials like VHS tapes, plastic bags and old textiles. Beyond the tapestries, you'll find prints, hats and T-shirts, most of which are colorful and fun ... and sometimes dark and weird.

Learn more about Warm Shape here.

🗓 Water Patterns

Weaver Younghands is the maker behind Water Patterns, creating Sonoran ecology-themed lunar calendars that are designed for observing and tracking environment, personal health, gardening and more. 

Learn more about Water Patterns here.

🔮 Wisdom Body and Soul

Cassandra Wisdom designs metaphysical products to enhance the well-being of your mind, body and soul. Find essential oil blends, aromatherapy crystal jewelry, eye pillows, gemstone suncatchers, skin-care products and self-care tools.

Learn more about Wisdom Body and Soul here.

🧼 Wolf Den Soaps

Shop soaps that incorporate plants from the Southwest! Beyond the soaps, Wolf Den offers salves, beard oils, lip balms, candles, shampoo bars and deodorants. Each month, a portion of their sales are donated to local charities.

Learn more about Wolf Den Soaps here.

🪴 YellowBird Farm

YellowBird Farm is a small family garden in Tucson, growing organic citrus and native cacti and succulents. They sell hand-painted plant stakes, pots, potted plants and more. "We strive to incorporate our garden into everything we do," they say.

Learn more about YellowBird Farm here.

🔮 Yōlia Botánica

Maker Lulu Tineo focuses on providing brujas of all levels with magical tools to enhance their spiritual journey. She makes floral bundles for smoke cleansing, creosote bath and body oils, intention-focused canelitas and more. She also has a brick-and-mortar at 2210 S. Sixth Ave.

Learn more about Yōlia Botánica here.

❤️ Youth On Their Own

This local nonprofit is a "dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation and continued success of youth experiencing homelessness in Pima County."

We're asking attendees to bring cereal, individually packaged snacks like granola bars, trail mix or beef jerky, flavored rice packets, paper towels and/or toilet paper to donate to YOTO.

Learn more about Youth On Their Own here.

👚 Zabana 

Savannah Franco created Zabana in 2020 for the young at heart who are eccentric, edgy and fun. You'll find a mixture of handmade, new and upcycled clothing and accessories.

Learn more about Zabana here.

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Gloria was born and raised in Tucson and is a 2018 University of Arizona grad. From wildflowers to wildlife, she loves all things Tucson and hopes to share her love of the city with readers ✨