April Stone has been firing up her welding torch and sculpting metalworks for about eight years. She'll have about three works - maybe four, she says - in the sculpture fest.

Her art, she says, is "about transformation. Transforming something perceived as hard and cold into a more organic, softer feel. Giving it a feminine life, in a sense."

Though she moved here less than a decade ago, Stone has found Tucson an ideal place to make art.

"We seem to have a nice collective of emerging artists," she says. "There's a lot of artistic energy."