Sales & Special Events

Tohono Chul hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. From the ever-popular Holiday Nights to the quintessential Bloom Night, there is always something going on. Below is a list of some of our upcoming exhibitions, sales, and events.

Water Harvester: An Invitation to Abundance | Free Movie Screening

Thursday, January 26
5 pm – 7 pm
Garden Pavilion

Tohono Chul will be hosting a free screening of the half-hour documentary Water Harvester: An Invitation to Abundance by Arizona Public Media producer/director David Fenster featuring Brad Lancaster. The screening will take place in the Garden Pavillion and will include an informational panel after the screening. You can also enjoy a personal tour of the current art exhibition The Elements — Water. This event is free with registration—sign up today!

Celebration of Life for Lydia Reis, “The Umbrella Lady”

Monday, January 30
2 pm – 4 pm
Performance Garden
Free Admission

We invite you to join us in celebrating the life of Lydia Reis, “The Umbrella Lady,” at Tohono Chul on January 30th from 2pm to 4pm. Admission to Tohono Chul will be free during this special event honoring Lydia’s life. A short ceremony will begin at 2:30 pm in the Performance Garden followed by refreshments in the Garden Pavillion.

Lydia was a beloved member of the Tucson community, and she will be dearly missed. We hope you will join us for this special event to pay remembrance to this beloved member of the Tucson and Oro Valley community. Umbrellas welcome!

SACA Ceramics Sale

Friday & Saturday, February 3 & 4
10 am – 4 pm in the Sonoran Seasons Garden & Overlook
FREE admission during the sale!

Coming this February, the SACA Ceramics Sale at Tohono Chul! SACA builds community, artistic inspiration, and professional development among clay artists throughout Southern Arizona.

The SACA Ceramics Sale provides a space for local artists to showcase and sell the finest clay work in Southern Arizona. Whether you’re looking for a functional vase or a decorative piece of art that will be the centerpiece of your home decor, the Tohono Chul SACA Ceramics Sale has something for everyone.

Rebecca Bish
Lost/Found 2020-2022

Entry Gallery
Opens January 13, 2023
Artist Reception February 16, 2023

Tucson-based ceramist Rebecca Bish has created a body of work that chronicles a period of tremendous personal loss. Her ceramic pieces reflect an elegiac and optimistic consciousness that is intimate and universal. “I hope the work recognizes and bears witness to our shared grief. That it may, in the end, express a sense of hope.”


Main Gallery
Through February 8, 2023

WATER is the fourth and final exhibition in the series, The ELEMENTS. The series investigates how artists utilize the elements of earth, air, fire, and water as medium, process, and subject. And how, when seen as a subject, these elements reflect some of the social, economic, political, and environmental issues Arizona currently faces.

Tamara Hastie

Welcome Gallery
Through February 8, 2023

Explore the dynamic, angular, and incandescent paintings of Flagstaff-based painter Tamara Hastie. An intense connection to the outdoors allows Hastie to record the essence of earth and sky, and all they hold, in bold swaths of vibrating color that are exacting, descriptive, and spare.

Daily Tours

Available year-round

Butterflies and Their Flowers, Reptile Rample, and Birds of Prey are just some of the seasonal daily tours you can attend to learn more about the nature and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert! Visit our daily tours page for more information.