DonateContactNewsletter                      

WAMO News

Happy "Inspire Your Heart With Art" Day!

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 is "Inspire Your Heart With Art" Day! We hope your heart will be inspired to help WAMO with its mission of to preserve and protect the Historic Warehouse Arts District "as a center for incubation, production and exhibition of the arts, with artists at its heart" as recommended in the the Historic Warehouse Arts District Master Plan as adopted by the Mayor and City Council of Tucson in 2004. Learn more about where we are in this effort and how you can help.

Steinfeld Warehouse: Power Up!

In Tucson, Arizona, the Steinfeld Warehouse is the oldest surviving industrial warehouse. Built in 1907, the structure is included on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Tucson Warehouse Historic District. The warehouse stands today is an early example of Victorian Commercial architecture, complete with corbelled red brick details, segmented arches above door and window openings, and a 1920s-era storefront addition with two-tone, wire-cut faced brick and cast stone. It’s make up is three large bays totaling 20,000 square feet.

WAMO needs YOU!

  • Care about affordable art space?
  • Care about preserving historic warehouses in Downtown Tucson?
  • Care about Downtown Revitalization?
  • Care about economic development for our region?
  • Care about preserving, protecting, promoting and programming the Tucson Warehouse Arts District?

Then you care about WAMO and the work we do every day.

WAMO Hosts Curley School Artists at Steinfeld

On the weekend of November 10-11, more than 200 Tucson and Pima County artists will open their doors to the public for the free Fall Open Studio Tour, sponsored by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.

WAMO is pleased to host Morgana Wallace Cooper, Jovita Wallace, Steven Cook Atkinson, Arnold Lloyd Alexander, Victor Garcia, Karen Sucharski and Mike Henrichs;  the works of these artists from the Curley School (Ajo, AZ) will be on view both days from 11 am – 5 pm at the Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center,  101 W. 6th Avenue.

While  you are in the neighborhood, stop by the studios in these other Warehouse Arts District artspaces:

Steinfeld Warehouse in the News

Steinfeld Warehouse

Downtown Tucsonan: Artists Shopping for $1.5 Million to Revive Steinfeld Warehouse

As soon as artists got the keys to the Steinfeld Warehouse on Nov. 9, 2011, they scooted onto the fast-track to resurrect the 1907 brick structure as a live-work-shop-dine haven for artists.

Seeking Artists and Arts Organizations for Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center

Seeking Artists and Arts Organizations For New Creative Community: WAMO will soon be opening the recently renovated Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center.

Our vision is to cultivate a vibrant, interactive environment that sparks creative expression, ultimately leading to marketing opportunities through exhibits, performance and arts education.  WAMO intends to bring together artists from all disciplines with compatible retail to establish a place for artists to thrive and for our community to engage in diverse cultural experiences.

WAMO Moves Forward with Renovation of Steinfeld Warehouse

As soon as artists got the keys to the Steinfeld Warehouse on Nov. 9, 2011, they scooted onto the fast-track to resurrect the 1907 brick structure as a live-work-shop-dine haven for artists. Fast-track does not mean overnight for a fragile, 105-year warehouse – more like 2014. WAMO owns the Steinfeld Warehouse these days after a five-year saga that started when the Arizona Department of Transportation removed the tenant artists from the warehouse in July 2007. The ensuing years saw the structure pass from ADOT ownership to City ownership.

Looking at Other Places

As you likely know, what we are trying to do in Tucson’s Historic Warehouse Arts District is similar to that of many organization’s across the country. WAMO believes that we do not need to be like these places; rather, we need to do as they have done, and build upon the assets that make the district unique.

Following are some notable organizations that are working to preserve or develop artist spaces.