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DeGrazia’s Master of Arts Thesis Paintings
On display through Sept. 4th, 2024

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DeGrazia Fabrics

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Rodeo series
On display through Sept. 4th, 2024

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We are happy to provide free gift wrap by request for most gift shop purchases.


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The gift shop is free and open to the public. There is no sales tax on gift shop purchases.


The Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m daily and will be open normal hours on Independence Day.

ted-degrazia ETTORE "TED" DEGRAZIA (1909 - 1982)
gallery-sun copy GALLERY IN THE SUN
giftshop GIFT SHOP and GALLERY hours 10 am - 4 pm DAILY.

What started as a small construction project in the early 1950s developed into a 10-acre National Historic District. Designed and built by acclaimed Arizona artist Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia, the Gallery in the Sun has six permanent collections of paintings that trace historical events and native cultures of the Southwest. Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed at the Gallery. A consignment room displays DeGrazia originals available for purchase, while the gift shop offers a wide selection of reproductions. The grounds include the Mission in the Sun, with rock floors, interior murals, and open-air roof. The Gallery is open daily from 10am-4pm.


Wonderful little get-away from the hustle and bustle of life. The grounds are just as beautiful as the artwork. Everything has Ted DeGraiza's touch-he artfully built his studio, gallery, and gardens as carefully as he constructed his art. Wonderful guest gallery where you can purchase art from local artists as well as a gift shop. Modest entrance fee of $8 for adults. And the cactus landscape that surrounds the gallery is beautiful.

Camilla Ward

Such a treasure! It's a very unique experience to be able to view the artwork, walk through the artist's home and roam the grounds, learn the history and hear about his motivation all in one location. Absolutely beautiful.

Susan Sedig

Lovely gallery setting of DeGrazias artistic works! Small, but fabulous presentation! This Arizona Treasure is a must-see for all! And the Staff is always to answer your questions...and the grounds are very rustic, but most attractive! Worth the drive, in the North Tucson area!!! You will not be disappointed!!!

Sandra Straub

Latest News

The Gallery will be open normal hours on Labor Day

The Gallery in the Sun will be open normal hours (10am – 4pm) on Labor Day. The next day we will be closed is Thanksgiving Day, then Christmas and New Year’s Days.

Junipero Serra’s feast day is 1 July

In the United States, Saint Junipero Serra’s feast day is the First of July. DeGrazia painted a series on Father Serra in California, which is available in booklet. We also have two castings of Father Serra available: “The Rose and…

DeGrazia fabrics

The fabric exhibit went up on 23 May 2024. More information coming soon. In the meantime, this article gives some background.

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