Cactus Wren Art Gallery is an up-scale, boutique art gallery, located at the Mercado de Baca center in Tubac, Arizona, renowned as a distinctive art community, and for its culinary and historical offerings.
The gallery is owned by artists Gale Thomssen. Gale creates and designs bead and copper jewelry. Five artist created Cactus Wren. The other four have moved on.
Our gallery offers an exceptional cultural blend of art from our 50 Arizona Artists that is not found anywhere else in the world. It is a cauldron of American Western, Southwest, Native American, and Hispanic influences augmented by the scenic wonders and natural resources that our region has to offer. We have attracted a large group of outstanding artists from the throughout Arizona, with the idea of “A Gathering Place for the Artistic Spirit.” We also represent a full artistic experience nuanced by art from different eras and cultural influences. This sets Cactus Wren Art Gallery as a diverse embodiment, with a variety of media and styles including figurative, modern, and classic art, thus giving the viewer an exciting experience of eclectic treasures.
The owners have many years of experience retailing fine art, having had a successful gallery in Tucson, “Cactus Wren Artisans.” Being artist ourselves, we make it a priority to represent our artists in the finest and most professional way. Our expertise in marketing is fully applied to promote the work of our artists through advertising, art shows and other venues. Cactus Wren Art Gallery is dedicated to representing outstanding artists and providing our visiting customers with excellent service for a memorable Arizona experience.
Cactus Wren Art Gallery features paintings in oil, acrylic, pastels, watercolor and mixed media. You can find sculptures, leather, pottery, glass, gourd, wood furniture and bowls, jewelry, re-purposed art and so much more to explore.