Gem show guide

2013-01-24T00:00:00Z 2013-01-29T16:34:05Z Gem show guide Arizona Daily Star
January 24, 2013 12:00 am

SHOWS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

1. 22nd Street Mineral, Fossil & Gem Show

• When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Jan. 31-Feb. 17.

• Where: Northeast corner of 22nd Street and Interstate 10.

2. African Art Village

• When: 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Feb. 1-17.

• Where: 1134 S. Farmington Road (behind Waffle House on Starr Pass Boulevard).

3. American Indian Exposition

• When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 27-Feb. 17. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays.

• Where: Flamingo Quality Hotel Ballroom, 1300 N. Stone Ave.

• Cross streets: Stone Avenue and Drachman Street.

4. Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 2-15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 16.

• Where: Hotel Tucson City Center (formerly InnSuites), 475 N. Granada Ave.

• Cross streets: St. Mary's Road and Granada Avenue.

5. Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 2-15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 16.

• Where: Mineral & Fossil Marketplace, 1333 N. Oracle Road.

• Cross streets: Oracle Road and Drachman Street.

6. Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 2-15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 16.

• Where: Ramada Limited Tucson West, 665 N. Freeway Ave.

• Cross streets: Freeway Avenue and St. Mary's Road.

7. A Bead Carnival

• When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 15-21. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Jan. 22-Feb. 16.

• Where: 3301 E. Pennsylvania St.

• Cross streets: Palo Verde Road and Michigan Street.

8. The Best Bead Show

• When: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Feb 6. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 7-9. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 10.

• Where: Kino Veteran's Memorial Community Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way.

• Cross streets: Ajo Way and Forgeus Avenue.

9. The E.I. Mineral & Fossil Show

• When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Feb. 2-17.

• Where: 345 W. Speedway.

• Cross streets: Speedway and Main Avenue.

10. Executive Inn Mineral and Fossil Show

• When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Jan. 25-Feb. 17.

• Where: Executive Inn, 333 W. Drachman St.

• Cross streets: Drachman and Main streets.

11. Fine Minerals International Gem & Mineral Forum

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 3-16.

• Where: 450 N. Granada Ave.

• Cross streets: Granada Avenue and St. Mary's Road (next to Hotel Tucson City Center Conference Suite Resort, formerly InnSuites).

12. GIGM Show-Clarion Gem & Mineral Show

• When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Feb. 1-17.

• Where: Clarion (formerly La Quinta), 750 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

• Cross Streets: Starr Pass Boulevard and Farmington Road.

13. GIGM Show-Globex Gem & Mineral Show

• When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Feb. 1-16.

• Where: Days Inn, 222 S. Freeway Ave.

• Cross streets: Interstate 10, Freeway Avenue and Congress Street.

14. GIGM Show-Grant Inn Gem & Mineral Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 2-15.

• Where: Grant Inn, 1365 W. Grant Road.

• Cross streets: Interstate 10, Freeway Avenue and Grant Road.

15. GIGM Show-Howard Johnson Gem and Mineral Show

• When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Feb. 1-16.

• Where: Howard Johnson, 1010 S. Freeway Road.

• Cross streets: Interstate 10 and Farmington Road.

16. Granada Show Gallery

• When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 2-17.

• Where: 338 N. Granada Ave.

• Cross streets: South of St. Mary's Road (Sixth Street), and Hotel Tucson City Center Conference Suite Resort.

17. JG&M Expo Simpson Street

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 2-16. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 17.

• Where: 601 W. Simpson St.

• Cross streets: East of Interstate 10 along frontage road and Simpson Street, near Tucson Convention Center.

18. J.O.G.S. International Exhibits/Tucson Expo Center

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 1-12.

• Where: Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road.

• Cross streets: Irvington Road and Interstate 10.

19. Kino Sports Complex Gem & Fossil Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 2-16. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 17.

• Where: Kino Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way.

• Cross streets: Ajo Way and Kino Parkway.

20. Madagascar Minerals Gem Show

• When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Jan. 23-Feb. 17.

• Where: 201 W. Lester St.

• Cross streets: southwest corner of Lester Street and 10th Avenue.

21. Main Avenue Gem Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 2-15. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 16.

• Where: 1202 N. Main Ave.

• Cross streets: Main Avenue and Drachman Street.

22. Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Feb. 2-14.

• Where: Riverpark Inn, 350 S. Freeway.

• Cross streets: Cushing Street and Frontage Road.

23. Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show

• When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 1-17.

• Where: 292 S. Freeway Ave.

• Cross streets: Freeway Avenue between Congress Street and Starr Pass Boulevard.

24. The Rock Show

• When: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Feb. 2-17.

• Where: Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way.

25. To Bead True Blue

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 3-8.

• Where: Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way.

• Cross streets: Alvernon Way and 22nd Street.

26. Tucson Bead Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 9-11.

• Where: Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way.

27. The Tucson Bead Show Windmill Inn

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 5-10.

• Where: The Windmill Inn at St. Philip's Plaza, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.

• Cross streets: Campbell Avenue at River Road.

28. Tucson Botanical Gardens Gem Show Sale

• When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 15-16.

• Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, Porter Hall Gallery, 2150 N. Alvernon Way.

• Cross streets: Alvernon Way south of Grant Road.

29. Tucson Gem and Mineral Show -The Main Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 14-16. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 17.

• Where: Tucson Convention Center (Granada Avenue entrance), 260 S. Church Ave.

• Cross streets: Granada Avenue and Congress Street.

30. Tucson Showplace LLC

• When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and by appointment, Feb. 1-17.

• Where: 1530 S. Freeway Ave.

• Cross streets: Interstate 10 and Starr Pass Boulevard.

31. Westward Look Mineral Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 8-10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 11.

• Where: Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road.

• Cross streets: East of Oracle and Ina roads.

32. The Whole Bead Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 5-10, except Feb. 8 (10 a.m.-9 p.m.) and Feb. 10 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.).

• Where: The Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway.

• Cross streets: Broadway east of Swan Road.

SHOWS OPEN TO WHOLESALERS ONLY

33. 1820 Oracle Wholesale Show

• When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 1-17. (10 a.m. opening on Jan. 30)

• Where: 1835-1893 N. 11th Ave. 34. AGTA GemFair Tucson

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 5-9. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 10.

• Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. (Granada Avenue entrance).

35. Arizona Independent Warehouse Show

• When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 28-Feb. 16.

• Where: 3710 S. Park Ave.

36. GJX - Gem & Jewelry Show

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 5-9. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 10.

• Where: GJX Pavilion, 198 S. Granada Ave.

37. G.L.D.A. Inc./Gem & Lapidary Dealers Association

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 4-9. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 10.

• Where: JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

38. Gem Mall by Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers Inc.

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 2-14. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 15.

• Where: Gem Mall, 4475 S. Country Club Road.

39. Granada Avenue Mineral Show

• When: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Feb. 1-16.

• Where: 350 N. Granada Ave., next to Hotel Tucson City Center Conference Suite Resort (formerly InnSuites).

40. Holidome by Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers Inc.

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 7-14. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 15.

• Where: Holidome by Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers Inc., 4550 S. Palo Verde Road.

41. JG&M Expo Michigan Street

• When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 2-16. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 17.

• Where: 3300 E. Michigan St.

42. Main Avenue Mineral Faire

• When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 2-16.

• Where: 1027 N. Main Ave.

43. Mineral & Fossil Co-op LLC.

• When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Feb. 2-17.

• Where: 1635 N. Oracle Road.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau

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