hello there!

CULTIVATE Tucson is a collective that builds pop-up events in order to introduce makers, designers, small businesses, and non-profits to each other; share emerging talent and spaces; and create:

  • a thriving, honest, creative community

  • a collaborative environment for ideas, visions, dreams, and goals

  • a face-to-face opportunity to support local creatives & makers

  • a place for supporting community initiatives + non-profits

  • activation of unused or underused spaces

our mission

Our goal is to foster collective empowerment, creative initiative, and community growth. We aim to showcase Tucson's very best independent makers & shops in a vibrant marketplace, under one roof, while creating a unique experience for the community to come together and also providing a means for local goods & art to fund community initiatives and non-profits in the region.

We believe that authentic RELATIONSHIPS and face-to-face connections are essential for personal and creative growth.

 

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the team

 
 
Claire Seizovic, Co-founder & Creative Director   A few years ago, Claire noticed there was a wonderful opportunity in Tucson for a pop-up market featuring local designers, makers, independent shops, and artists…and happened to meet Kristin around the same time. When Claire’s not organizing CULTIVATE Tucson's next venture, she designs brands & experiences for small businesses, plays violin & drinks lots of coffee. On the weekends, she loves to brunch at 5 Points, score vintage finds, collage, try new stout beers, and hang out with her fiancé!  Find her work at  claireseizovic.com  & follow her daily adventures  here !

Claire Seizovic, Co-founder & Creative Director

A few years ago, Claire noticed there was a wonderful opportunity in Tucson for a pop-up market featuring local designers, makers, independent shops, and artists…and happened to meet Kristin around the same time. When Claire’s not organizing CULTIVATE Tucson's next venture, she designs brands & experiences for small businesses, plays violin & drinks lots of coffee. On the weekends, she loves to brunch at 5 Points, score vintage finds, collage, try new stout beers, and hang out with her fiancé!

Find her work at claireseizovic.com & follow her daily adventures here!

Kristin Tovar, Co-founder & Operations Director   Kristin wanted to bring something like CULTIVATE to Tucson by encouraging others in the community to run with it and make it happen! Instead she met Claire and together they formed the foundation for what is now CULTIVATE Tucson. Through her work, she loves to showcase local talent and tell people's stories through their art and businesses. She focuses on bringing people together in meaningful ways to create events and connections that create networks and collaborations that lead to results that only a community could create by working together. When Kristin’s not working on projects or taking pictures, she’s out & about enjoying the city with her family.  Find her at  whyilovewhereilive.com  & follow her daily adventures  here !

Kristin Tovar, Co-founder & Operations Director

Kristin wanted to bring something like CULTIVATE to Tucson by encouraging others in the community to run with it and make it happen! Instead she met Claire and together they formed the foundation for what is now CULTIVATE Tucson. Through her work, she loves to showcase local talent and tell people's stories through their art and businesses. She focuses on bringing people together in meaningful ways to create events and connections that create networks and collaborations that lead to results that only a community could create by working together. When Kristin’s not working on projects or taking pictures, she’s out & about enjoying the city with her family.

Find her at whyilovewhereilive.com & follow her daily adventures here!

 
 
Aggie Welty, Marketing & Event Coordinator   Aggie isn't a native Tucsonan but has embraced the city in full. No matter where she's lived she has sought to support local creatives and be a part of what is happening in the community. Aggie enjoys sending and receiving thoughtful snail mail, a quality scoop (vat) of ice cream, hikes, runs, and hosting with her husband.  Find her work at  thrillgreetings.com .

Aggie Welty, Marketing & Event Coordinator

Aggie isn't a native Tucsonan but has embraced the city in full. No matter where she's lived she has sought to support local creatives and be a part of what is happening in the community. Aggie enjoys sending and receiving thoughtful snail mail, a quality scoop (vat) of ice cream, hikes, runs, and hosting with her husband.

Find her work at thrillgreetings.com.

Kelsey Collins, Non-Profit Coordinator & Events Team   Kelsey Collins is a Tucson transplant who fell in love with the Old Pueblo after visiting a few years ago. She and her husband are downtown-dwellers, and they can often be found walking downtown or around the university, popping into shops and eating their way through the culinary delights of the city. By day Kelsey is a preschool teacher, and at all hours an artist, most recently in the areas of hand lettering and embroidery. Her faith, community, and the beauty of the desert are her greatest inspirations to create.  Find her work at  etsy.com/shop/ShopKCo  & follow her daily adventures  here !

Kelsey Collins, Non-Profit Coordinator & Events Team

Kelsey Collins is a Tucson transplant who fell in love with the Old Pueblo after visiting a few years ago. She and her husband are downtown-dwellers, and they can often be found walking downtown or around the university, popping into shops and eating their way through the culinary delights of the city. By day Kelsey is a preschool teacher, and at all hours an artist, most recently in the areas of hand lettering and embroidery. Her faith, community, and the beauty of the desert are her greatest inspirations to create.

Find her work at etsy.com/shop/ShopKCo & follow her daily adventures here!

Brittany Peña, Events Team   Brittany Peña is a florist. Under the moniker, best buds, Brittany designs gestural and sometimes romantic bouquets. She lives with her dogs and five chickens in Tucson, Arizona.  Find her work at  bestbudsbotanical.info .

Brittany Peña, Events Team

Brittany Peña is a florist. Under the moniker, best buds, Brittany designs gestural and sometimes romantic bouquets. She lives with her dogs and five chickens in Tucson, Arizona.

Find her work at bestbudsbotanical.info.

 
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