The First Annual Indian market was held the weekend after Thanksgiving at Tucson’s The Whistle Stop Depot. It was the first time we had ever visited. We discovered a unique venue for parties and events.
The Market had vendors selling clothes, jewelry, art work, entertainment throughout the day and of course Indian Frybread. The majority of Tucson events have at least one Frybread stand. See it off in the distance?
We have bought from this artist a couple of years ago. He does beautiful Hopi carvings and hummingbirds.
The Aztec Dancers performed throughout the day.
The building butts right up to the railroad tracks. You have the sounds of passing trains and found art recreated throughout the property. Saguaros have been memorialized from so many materials, this one represents Mexico license plates. Notice the train passing by in the background. Perfect Tucson art! Love the vintage chair.
Wouldn’t you want to have something like this to keep your doors from slamming? Rocky Balboa would be proud!
No good reject goes to waste around here.
First time I have seen insulators used for lighting. They were located all along the porch walls, which wrapped around three sides of the building. Perfect for an outdoor event.
Nice tables to sit, eat and watch the festivities.
The bathroom facilities were fitting, even though a bit unusual.
The Whistle Stop Depot is so Tucson and a part of our downtown revitalization. I think it will continually evolve with incredible re-purposed found art. Let us know in the comments below if you have been here. It’s located at 127 West 5th Street.