Tucked inside of Cat Mountain Station’s courtyard gates on South Kinney Road is an assortment of businesses visitors may casually wander though, including a photography studio, Southwestern art gallery, consignment store and a co-op art gallery called Affairs of the Artist.
Home to an eclectic collection of art, Affairs of the Artist Art Gallery features work from more than 40 local artists. Beautifully and vibrantly colored photography pieces of the desert landscape and animals, gourd jewelry pieces and handmade greeting cards with comical wine anecdotes barely scrape the surface of the vast variety.
Metal and wood workings, blown glass, and oil and watercolor paintings are among some of the many other crafts and mediums of artwork found around the shop. Each piece has an attached information card or tag with the name of the artist, and the profit from the purchase goes back to the maker of the piece, rather than cumulatively to the gallery.
Stop in and chat with one of the many artists who volunteer at the shop, or owner Cindy Connolly who takes pride in discussing her fellow artists’ work and the Tucson art community.
Following a shopping tour through Cat Mountain Station, stop at Coyote Pause Cafe for hearty Southwestern comfort food, including mesquite pancakes for breakfast or a fry bread taco or popular coyote burger for lunch.