Comfort Suites at Sabino Canyon
7007 E. Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ 85715
Phone: (520) 298-2300
Fax: (520) 298-6756
Focusing on original art of the Southwest, Venture Fine Arts Gallery on Tucson's East Side at Trail Dust Town offers a good selection of bronzes focusing on Native American and cowboy lore, quite appropriate to its Western surroundings, as well as oils and watercolors with wildlife themes. Most of the artists showcased here are local Tucsonans. A good selection of small jewelry and gifts is also available.
Dinnerware, serving pieces, glassware, candles, and other such things that always make good candidates for wedding gifts, is what you'll find at this neat store on Tucson's east side. Most of the products are imported from Europe, but there is a good share of work from local artists on display here, too. Many gift items here would make for appropriate souvenirs, such as pottery and jewelry with a Southwestern tinge. Just come in and browse.
Whether you're going to a loft party in New York or a wedding in Las Vegas, this shop has the products and expertise to help you find just the right attire for the occasion. Browse the store at La Plaza Shoppes and choose from fabrics made by Armani, Calvin Klein, John Paul Gautier and other world-class fashion designers. Use your own designs or have your garments custom tailored, from casual to strictly formal. This is a fun way to find the attire that suits you best.
There is a diverse mix of businesses to be found here, with the main focus on art and accessories. Finding a parking space can be a challenge on weekends, when visitors crowd into Millie's Pancake House for brunch and mill around the surrounding galleries while waiting for a table. The galleries at this east side shopping plaza represent a wide variety of artistic expression, and southwestern gift stores offer many opportunities for souvenir shopping. La Plaza is also known as a location for some of the finest boutiques in Tucson. All stores and restaurants accept major credit cards.
Other than some gift items, it's mostly books here; books on paper or on tapes to listen to while you're driving home. Find them new and used, both for sale and for rent. This is not a specialty bookstore, but it does carry plenty of literature on 12-step programs and handwriting analysis. The shop is medium-sized and it doesn't feel as crammed as some other used bookstores. There is a good selection of greeting cards, too.
This is the pro shop for the devoted archer. Proprietor Rob Curzio will educate you in anything related to bows and arrows, and provide all the tools you need to sharpen your skills. His services include custom-made strings and repairs, as well as books and magazines about the art of hunting with bow and arrow. Information on archery in the Tucson area is available, as well as an indoor range.
From humble beginnings in 1945, owner Pearl Goodwin and her associates have spread the Lord's word around Tucson and beyond. Now operating out of two big stores on opposite sides of the city, Gospel Supplies carries everything a Christian needs to perform his or her spiritual tasks, including a great variety of books, magazines, tapes and religious art. As the name of the store suggests, Christian church music constitutes a large section of the store.
This neat little shop in the El Mercado shopping plaza offers more than flowers. Owner Georgeanne Timbres makes a point of supporting local artists, selling their paintings and ceramic works on top of a wide array of flowers, plants, and cacti from the surrounding Sonoran desert. One of her featured artists is Tucson sculptor Paul Gaudette. She also designs for special occasions and parties and frequently provides flower designs for weddings at one of Tucson's famous resort hotels.
Sabaku is the Japanese word for 'desert' and that is the environment owner Nancy Lenches grew up in. After attending art school in Tucson, she became inspired to instill the colors and textures of the Sonoran Desert into her prints. She provided artwork for T-shirts and presto, a business was born. Her newly opened east-side store features a wide array of garments and designs that show the influence of Mexican and Native American cultures and are tagged with information about the history of the design. A great idea for a gift or souvenir from the Southwest!
Walking into this store is a little a visit to the botanical garden. Every nook and cranny of this store is filled with flowers, plants and ceramic art. Paula Wertman has been one of the leaders in floral design in Tucson for years. Other than fresh flowers, she offers dried flowers, silk flowers and an abundance of gift items to decorate your home. Come in and browse and look at the amazing variety of decorative items hanging from the ceiling. While you are there, explore the pleasant environment of the River Center shopping plaza.
Tall palm trees and cool waterworks make shopping and dining an agreeable experience here. In case you won't notice, the courtyard is shaped like the state of Arizona. It features restaurants, Southwest gifts, jewelry, a bakery producing quality bread you won't find at the supermarket, and an art gallery. This also the location of the River Branch of the Public Library, which is, by the way, a great resource to find out about current events in Tucson. All stores accept major credit cards.
Current collectibles is what this store is all about. The owners take pride in being millennium dealers for Lladro porcelain figurines and Swaroski crystals. The store also sells Fontanini figures and De Grazia gift items, the latter being great Tucson souvenirs as well as pretty decorations for your home. In a nutshell, if you compulsively buy these types of collectibles, this shop is a must stop.