Guests at the Tucson Mall may now hear classical musical echoing through the corridors, but it won’t come from the loudspeakers. Catalyst, the new “makerspace” of the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, now serves as a practice area for the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, a gallery for local painters, a lab for robotics and much more.
Catalyst is more than a relocated headquarters for SAACA, it is designed to serve as a communal space for local artists and creators, and house many of the events SAACA will facilitate in the future.
Located on the first floor of the Tucson Mall, Catalyst includes four specialized coworking areas: a room for robotics and engineering, a room for arts and crafts, a teaching kitchen, and a community room.
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