Over on the Northeast corner of Speedway and Kolb lies a hidden gem for the arts in Tucson. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted with smiles and a plethora of different rooms filled with unique experiences.
Aparisi Visual and Performing Arts is a space to explore creativity free from judgement and worries while having fun, making connections, and working on a creative skill with guidance from a passionate and supportive instructor. “Our space is an ever-evolving, modular, relationship-based, inclusive, creative studio. The studio is a space for collaboration, self expression, and learning” says Wednesday the owner of Aparisi.
“Just Learning to play the violin is great, but learning to play the violin in a quartet is even better”
— Wednesday Aparisi
The Aparisi Visual and Performing Arts Studio has always been a dream of hers. Wednesday was born and raised here in Tucson, Arizona. She went to Vail schools and graduated from Cienega. She wasn’t a big fan of college so she cobbled together enough credits to get a degree so she could pursue her passion of teaching. She taught art, orchestra, choir, accompanied a choir on cello, and taught private music lessons. Eventually, after gaining some managerial experience and a TON of research, her dream became a reality in her dream studio, Aparisi Visual and Performing Arts!
Wednesday always wanted a place to be creative without judgement and criticism that can come from a lot of Art places. One of the main goals is for the students to become friends with one another while they create. Aparisis states “Another big part of it is I’ve noticed that in the real world art doesn’t exist in a vacuum. So just learning to play the violin is great, but learning to play the violin in a quartet at an art gallery is even better.” Application is also a huge piece of what they strive for; they want their students to be able to put what they have learned into action.
There is a lot of things to look forward to at Aparisi’s studio! They have a plethora of engaging summer camps which they are enrolling NOW! They have full day, half day, one day, 5 day options and themes like art, music and theater. There is something for everyone!
Exploratory Arts Camps are something that they uniquely offer because their studio covers so many different topics. So in those camps, students will do some painting, improv, guitar, crafts, acting piano, drawing, drums, that way they can figure out what their interests are and be able to pursue them further in the future.
Find out more!
Aparisi Visual and Performing Arts Studio
7231 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85710