The Tubac Festival of the Arts, Southern Arizona’s longest-running art festival, returned for its 63rd edition this week with more than 250 artists and craftspeople displaying their work.

The annual showcase for artisans is attracting big crowds this year – a marked change after the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered large-scale events. On Thursday, tourists and art enthusiasts browsed through booths, smelling handmade soaps, examining hand-made jewelry, and delighting in custom-made hummingbird feeders.

The festival is set to run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sunday, Feb. 13. Tony Duncan, a five-time world champion hoop dancer, is set to perform with Jeremy Dancing Bull and Darren Yazzie at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12.

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