The Tucson Bead Show is February 1 - 6, 2016, Mon - Sat, 10am to 6pm daily.
The Radisson Suites Tucson, 6555 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ, is a lush tropical oasis at the center of Tucson. An upscale, all suite hotel, with a beautifully landscaped courtyard with an oversized pool and spa. Visit the on-site Breeze Patio Bar and Grill to enjoy outstanding cuisine made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, complemented by tasty cocktails and 14 on-tap beer selections. Ample parking is available and 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 Radisson Suites Hotel has plentiful self-parking. Accommodations are available at the Radisson for a special attendee rate, reservations can be made online here or by calling 520-721-7100.
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 Radisson Suites February 1st through 6th, 2016, 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)