The Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase is February 1-16, 2020. Each year hundreds of vendors from around the world sell things like jewelry, jewelry-making supplies, art, apparel and decorative items at all price points.
Sonoran Glass School holds multiple events during the Gem Show.
Saturday, February 8, 4-9:30pm
Join us for Tucson’s 19th annual torchworking event featuring beer, wine, music, streaming HD closeups, food trucks, raffles, and, of course, a night of fiery competition! Watch as glass artists compete to make the best torchworked piece based on a theme. With timed heats and hosts commentating on the action, it’s like Iron Chef for glass art! All proceeds support the nonprofit Sonoran Glass School and its educational programs. $20, VIP $50
Wednesday, February 5, 7-9pm
Ornament Magazine, the Ethnographic Group, and Sonoran Glass School present the 2020 Tucson Bead Symposium. The evening features presentations from collectors, artists, and experts on current and historical trends in glass beads. Ornament founder and editor, Robert Liu, and glass artist, Floor Kaspers, return as this year’s hosts. Suggested donation is $5