The Tucson Bead Show at the Windmill Inn is February 3 - 8, 2015, Tue - Sun, 10am to 6pm daily.
Located at Windmill Inn, 4250 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ. The Windmill Inn at St. Philip’s Plaza is a Tucson landmark, praised for its beautiful tile art, fountains, rose gardens, and eucalyptus trees. It is located in central Tucson, next to the historic St. Philip’s Church, an architectural masterpiece with twelve-foot arched windows that open out to the desert and the Santa Catalina Mountains beyond. Frequent shuttle service is provided free of charge from major downtown and central locations. The Tucson Bead Show shuttle is called True-Blue (Turquoise Route), making daily stops at the Doubletree Reid Park (To Bead True Blue), Simpson Street Parking Hub, Convention Center, Gem Mall, and Holidome –starting at 10am each day.
The show is open to the public, and is both wholesale and retail, except for designated wholesale only rooms. There is no admission fee, but registration is required. You may register online, or at the door. To register as a wholesale buyer, you must have a resale license.
The Windmill Inn has plentiful self-parking. Accommodations are available at the Windmill Inn for a special attendee rate, reservations can be made by calling 800-547-4747 or 520-577-0007 and mentioning the code 140203TUCS-001.
The Tucson Bead Show is comprised of 300 exhibitors, workshops, and forums, which are chosen by juried application and by invitation, from bead making, lapidary, art couture, artistic glass, textile, art jewelry, embellishment, metalwork, wearable art, enameling, collectible, antiquities, and interior décor –together with wholesale suppliers to the trade. (Exhibitor List)
Workshops, forums, and demonstrations will be ongoing at the Windmill Inn February 3rd through 8th, 2015, 9am - 6pm, and will include jewelry design, bead making, bead weaving, loom work, wire work, metal smith techniques, and precious metal clay techniques. (Workshop List)