FUTURE LOCATION

The Artemizia Foundation is excited to announce the acquisition of a new Bisbee property as our future home, opening in January 2023.

 

Built in 1917, 818 Tombstone Canyon is a former 4 room schoolhouse originally called the Garfield School. During WWII the property was used as military lodgings, morphed into the Garden Apartments in the 50’s and 60’s and eventually reincarnated as the Schoolhouse Inn bed and breakfast.

 

Artemizia Foundation is returning the building to its original 'schoolhouse' configuration of very large open spaces and creating a cultural destination in the heart of Old Bisbee!

 

  • ARTEMIZIA MUSEUM: we're building out a wide-open exhibition space measuring 75’ long by 23’ wide with 12’ ceilings which will feature the best of our permanent collection of paintings and sculptures.

 

  • GALLERY 818: a new exhibition space is being crafted called ‘Gallery 818’ that will replace our current ANNEX GALLERY on Main St - new shows by cutting edge artists will be opening every couple of months. Stay tuned for details….

  • MURAL LABYRINTH: we're keeping six of the small interconnecting rooms to create a labyrinth of murals. Some of the finest street artists working today will be adorning the walls including Swoon, Cey Adams, WRDSMTH, Corie Mattie, MuckRock, Isaac de La Cruz, Tracy Brown and PEZIMIST. We’re also featuring a neon installation by Lily Reeves and an interactive digital projection space.

 

  • SCULPTURE GARDEN: we’ve commissioned sculptor David Sheldon to create two 10’ tall stainless-steel sentinels for our sculpture garden, and we’re designing a ‘henge’ installation of vintage parking meters called “Time Expired”.

 

  • ARTIST STUDIO: we’ve reserved a lovely former apartment for visiting artists to use as a studio, complete with easels, paints and all the requisite tools of the trade. NOTE - there is no artist residence on the premises – visiting artists will stay at local Airbnbs nearby.

 

  • PICNIC PATIO: although we won’t be offering food service, we encourage you to bring a picnic and enjoy your lunch or snacks under our majestic oak tree on our beautiful side patio.

 

  • KIDS PLAYGROUND: formerly the playground of the original school, Garfield Park is a wonderful public park and play space for kids of all ages, including slides, swings, playground equipment and several gazebos with picnic tables.

 

  • PRIVATE PARKING: we’re fortunate enough to have 9 of our own parking spaces on the grounds…. if you’ve ever been to Bisbee, you’ll know how coveted parking is. There’s also plentiful public parking in the vicinity.