UA Presents reimagined with a new name, Arizona Arts Live, and a mission of curating extraordinary live experiences for Southern Arizonans in a time when they need it most.
The new name Arizona Arts Live represents the organization’s place within the broader Arizona Arts division at the University of Arizona, working to present our community on a global stage and make Tucson an arts destination.
Arizona Arts Live offers you unexpected and compelling programming from all over the world, exploring new spaces outside of Centennial Hall, the primary venue for UA Presents in the past.
As part of the announcement of the launch, Arizona Arts Live is leading a movement called “Ready for a Renaissance.”
The original Renaissance era was a period of enlightenment that followed the Black Plague in the 14th century and we’ve seen similar patterns throughout history, including The Roaring Twenties and the Harlem Renaissance following the Spanish Flu pandemic. What is Tucson’s renaissance going to look like? Now is the time to answer that question as a community. We hope Arizona Arts Live will play a big part in it.
While Arizona Arts Live will be looking to curate extraordinary live experiences for the Southern Arizona community for many years to come, how will we respond during this time of COVID-19 when we cannot gather in large groups yet? By getting creative with a fall season of live programs that can be enjoyed safely.
Discover more and get your pass for the renaissance.