Jan 27, 2011 1:47 PM

Complete list of 2011 gem shows open to the public

TUCSON - The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show kicks off this weekend - the "show" actually consists of dozens of wholesale and retail showcases, some of which aren't open to the public.

Below is a list of the shows that are open to public. All information is from JewelryShowGuide.com, click here for complete information on the 2011 gem show.

-The 22nd Street Show
This show starts today, and features free on-site parking, and they experience an average of over 1,000 customers every day. This show is located directly off Interstate 10 at 22nd Street, about ½ mile from Downtown.

-The Pueblo Gem and Mineral Show at Riverpark Inn
This show kicks off Saturday at the Riverpark Inn, 350 S Freeway Rd, near Congress and Interstate 10. The show features hundreds of exhibitors and a private showcase for premium dealers.

-The Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show at the Quality Inn/Benson Highway
Location: 1025 E. Benson Highway
-Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show at Hotel Tucson City Center (formerly InnSuites)
Location: 475 N. Granada Avenue

-Tucson Gem and Mineral ShowTM at the Tucson Convention Center
This show claims to be the biggest gem and mineral show in the world, and presents only retails dealers to the public. This show runs for 3 days only - February 10 - 13, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Street

-To Bead True Blue
Starts on January 30 at the Doubletree Reid Park, 445 Alvernon Way.

-Best Bead Show 2011
Runs from February 2 - 6, and features beads for sale and classes.
Location: Kino Veterans Memorial Community Center, 2805 E Ajo Way

-Tucson Electric Park Gem & Mineral Show
Features over 200 vendors, 130,000 square feet of tents and acres of free parking. Starts Saturday at Kino Sports Complex/Tucson Electric Park, 2500 E. Ajo Way.

-Globe-X Gem & Mineral Show at the Days Inn/Convention Center
Starts tomorrow at the Days Inn, 222 S. Freeway, near the I-10/Congress exit. Features wholesale sellers and is open to the public.

-Howard Johnson Gem and Mineral Show
This show is open to the public.
Location: 1010 S. Freeway Ave.

-Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show at the Ramada Limited
Location: 665 N. Freeway Ave.

-Tucson Electric Park RV Gem Show
Location: Tucson Electric Park/Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way
Starts Saturday, runs through February 13.

-Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Exposition 2011/Simpson Street
Location: 601 W Simpson St., next door to The 22nd Street Parking Hub.

-LaQuinta Gem and Mineral Show
Location: 750 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson, Arizona, United States 85713

- Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show at the Mineral & Fossil Marketplace
Location: Mineral & Fossil Marketplace
1333 N. Oracle Rd.

- Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show
Starts tomorrow at 292 S. Freeway Ave.

- African Art Village
Starts tomorrow at 1134 S. Farmington Rd.

-The Westward Look Show
Date: 02/04/2011 - 02/07/2011
Location: Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd. Tucson, Arizona, United States 85704
There will be a special event at this show on Saturday - "Collector Day" - Wayne Sorenson will be showing off the Wayne R. Sorensen Family Trust Collection.
On Sunday, Dr. Federico Pezzotta, Curator of Mineralogy at the Museum of Natural History in Milan, Italy will present "Demantoid and Tourmaline, Mineral Adventures from Madagascar". Social Hour at 6:30pm, presentation at 7:30pm.

- American Indian Exposition at the Quality Inn Flamingo Ballroom
Starts Sunday at the Quality Inn Flamingo Ballroom, 1300 N. Stone Ave.

-Tucson Showplace
Date: 01/28/2011 - 02/13/2011
Time: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Tucson Showplace - 1530 S. Freeway Ave. Tucson, Arizona, United States 85703

-A Bead Circus (formerly A.B.C. Direct East)
This show started yesterday and runs through February 13.

Location: 3301 E. Pennsylvania St.

-Rock, Gem & Lapidary Show
Date: 01/28/2011 - 02/13/2011
Location: Main Avenue Mineral, Gem, & Fossil Shows
1201 N. Main Ave. Tucson, Arizona, United States 85705

-Main Avenue Mineral & Fossil Show
Date: 01/29/2011 - 02/13/2011
Location: Main Avenue Mineral, Gem, & Fossil Shows
1229 N. Main Ave. Tucson, Arizona, United States 85705

-Create Your Style with Swarovski
Beginning February 1, over 40 different "Create-Your-Style" workshops hosted by industry professionals will show the public how to create personally-designed jewelry, accessories and home décor.
Location: 525 N. Bonita Ave. Tucson, Arizona, United States 85745

-Granada Avenue Gem and Mineral Show


Date: 01/28/2011 - 02/12/2011
Time: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
Location: 350 N. Granada Ave.
This show runs from 1/30 - 02/12, from 10:00 am - 06:00 pm.
Location: Fine Minerals International ,450 N. Granada Ave.

-Main Avenue Mineral Faire
Show runs from 1/30 - 2/12
Time: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Location: 1027 N. Main Avenue

For complete information on any of these shows and more information on the 2011 gem show, visit:


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