Travel Classics West 2008
Pre- & Post Conference Tour Ideas
Art & Cultural Wonder
The Grand Canyon State is a crossroad of cultures where many different traditions have met and combined into a unique tradition that defines Arizona. The state’s storied past meets with a thriving future to create a vibrant art and cultural scene.

Discover the influence that Frank Lloyd Wright had on the Valley of the Sun's architectural landscape with visits to Taliesin West, Cosanti Foundation, Grady Gammage Auditorium, the new Frank Lloyd Wright spire, and the Arizona Biltmore.

Stroll the galleries and meet the artists, and you'll understand Scottsdale's love affair with art. With Sonoran Desert backdrops and expansive skies, the city is a cultural oasis with more than 125 art galleries, a museum of contemporary art and an impressive collection of city-funded public art.

Visit the heart of the Sonoran Desert in Tucson at the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, the former home, studio and gallery of artist Ted DeGrazia. Today, the gallery features six permanent collections of paintings tracing historical events and native cultures of the Southwest and rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed at the gallery, including oils, watercolors, sketches, serigraphs, lithographs, sculptures and ceramics.

Visit Arizona's Most Western Museum in Wickenburg at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, home to a collection which tells the vast story of the West through the talented eyes of America's great western artists.

Explore the evolution of Jerome, from thriving mining town to celebrated artist community. Perched precariously on a hillside between Prescott and Flagstaff, Jerome is a bustling community of about 450 artists, musicians, writers and other creative and unique personalities.

Dig in to Arizona's edgier art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art or Tempe's ASU Art Museum or visiting downtown Phoenix's warehouse galleries and downtown Scottsdale's Marshall Way Arts District.
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