Tucson Pastel Society (TPS) Art Center

TPS Art Center

TPS is an active and vital art organization encouraging pastel artists to flourish. It fosters the skills and camaraderie of its members while promoting community awareness of dry pastel fine art through exhibitions and events.

Tucson Pastel Society Art Center

Where to Park!

Parking on the street is free. 

However, we recommend parking behind the building (not on the road) to load and unload your studio supplies or equipment. The front door is currently inaccessible due to renovations. 

Park behind the building using the driveway on the south side of the building, accessible from Los Altos Ave. 

Close-up of the entrance to TPS Art Center Parking.

Please drive slowly when you enter, and watch out for other students unloading studio equipment or supplies. It may be difficult to see around the corner of the building as you approach the parking lot. 

The map below shows which driveway to enter. It's okay to park in either of the neighboring lots, but please move your car once you realize you're in the wrong lot.

Directions to Park behind the TPS Art Center

Classroom Entrance

Please enter through the door behind the building connected to the parking lot. It opens directly into the classroom. The front door is closed and locked due to construction efforts.

TPS Art Center Classroom

Inside TPS Art Center Studio



2447 N. Los Altos Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85705

From the West

Grant Road and I-10, east on Grant, turn left after Geronimo Ave, onto N. Los Altos Ave (right before Fry's parking lot). Just one block north of Grant Road on the left (Westside) of N. Los Altos Ave.

From the East

Go West on Grant Road, after 1st Ave, and turn right onto N. Los Altos Ave (right after Fry's parking lot). Just one block north of Grant Road on the left (Westside) of N. Los Altos Ave.


In the Studio


Standing easels, table easels, and drawing boards are available.


Tables (2x6 ft. or smaller) and chairs are available. Taborets are also available for painters.

Consumable Materials

Anyone taking our classes at this location can access our supply cabinet. Some consumable materials, such as paint, ink, and glue, are available for experimentation.


A microwave and refrigerator are available for use. 

Bottles of water, tea, or coffee are free for anyone taking a class.

Studio Equipment and Supply Cabinet for Use

Meet the Location Owner!

Tucson Pastel Society (TPS)

Tucson Pastel Society

TPS is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization established to advocate and promote the pastel medium and have fun doing art in the communities it serves.

TPS sponsors programs, exhibits, and events that encourage and support the artistic goals of its members; provides opportunities for members to experience fun and camaraderie; offers professional development among its members; unites artists who enjoy working with soft pastels; educates and promotes the appreciation of fine pastel art; interact and collaborates with other art groups and organizations; engages in community outreach; contributes charitable donations to worthy causes and groups; and inspires artists to dream, discover, create and celebrate individual creativity.


For more information, visit Tucson Pastel Society.org.

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