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Tales The Trash Events

Tales From The Trash Vol. XI

Our annual Bisbee Show takes place Saturday March 9th 2019 at Central School, 43 Howell Ave, Bisbee AZ

Doors open at 6pm

Join us before the show for free drinks, nibbles and live music by The Exbats outside at 5pm

“Creative Attire” is definitely encouraged!

more info and video here

Tales From The Trash Vol. X

Our annual Tucson Show takes place Saturday November 3rd. at Iron Horse Fabricators, 503 E. 9th St at 6pm

To celebrate our Xth show, we’ll have a cake!

Lobo Texas – August 31 – September 2

Tales From The Trash will be taking a road trip to the Ghost Town of Lobo, TX. We don’t know exactly what we’re getting ourselves into right now, but eagerly await the adventure….

La Matadora Gallery – Joshua Tree, CA – Saturday May 12th 2018

Tales From The Trash will be returning to Joshua Tree for another night of irreverent art appreciation. We’ll be filling La Matadora Gallery with as many original works as humanly possible. All the art has been found in thrift stores, swap meets, yard sales and pulled out of trash cans. From 6pm until later that night.

Almost all are for sale so that they may be enjoyed in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Facebook Event right here

Tales From The Trash IX – Saturday March 10th 2018

Tales From The Trash will be returning to Bisbee AZ for our annual one-night-only show. We’ll be filling Central School, 43 Howell Ave. with about 300 original works of art, all found in thrift stores, swap meets, yard sales and trash cans. Doors open at 6pm Admission is always FREE!

All are for sale so that they may be enjoyed in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

La Matadora Gallery, Joshua Tree CA. September 2017

La Matadora Gallery, Joshua Tree.


La Matadora Gallery, Joshua Tree.


The Loovre – Official Opening August 12, 2017

Tales From The Trash proudly presents The Loovre – The World’s Smallest Gallery In A Loo (probably). Located at Poco, 15 Main St. Bisbee AZ 85603 and featuring as many original paintings that will fit inside it’s 4 walls.

All are for sale so that they may be enjoyed in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

The Gallery will be updated with new art on a regular basis.

Pop Up Store in Tucson

On December 2nd 3rd & 4th we’ll be at 408 N. 4th Ave with a whole lot more of the weird and the wonderful. Opening night Dec. 2nd at 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 2pm – 10pm.

Pop Up Storefront

Tucson Show September 10th 2016

We’ll be returning to Scratch Shack on Saturday September 10th for our next Tucson show.

Bisbee Show April 30th 2016

Our second show in Bisbee was our biggest yet!
On April 30th 2016 we again unleashed over 250 original paintings on a large crowd of patrons at Central School.

Another big crowd

A wall of art

A painting from a previous show acts as inspiration for students at Bisbee High School

Art Lovers

This Artist found her own work in the show!
Over 250 paintings
Lookalike Contest winner

Road Trip! April 1st 2016

We’re taking the Trash on the road to California!
For one night only we’ll be having an exhibition at Don The Beachcombers in Huntington Beach. A whole bunch of brand new, never-before-shown artwork along with some classic old favorites will be on display, with most of them for sale.
We’re also very excited to be bringing The Surfbroads with us! A new surf-inspired band comprising 3 hot broads playing cool surf.
Advance Tickets now available at


Los Angeles Poster
Road Trip poster

Tucson AZ December 5th 2015

We’ll be having an exhibition in Tucson for one night only on December 5th at Scratch Shack, 245 W. Speedway from 6 pm. Admission is free, drinks will be available, and if you can’t find the perfect Christmas gift for that ‘someone special’, much of the Art will be for sale!

The Island Of Misfit Art poster

Bisbee AZ June 27th 2015

Photos by Gilles Brown
We had a great time in Bisbee. Central School is the perfect location to have an exhibition.
We’ll be back in the spring of 2016 to do it again.

A wall of Art
Admiring ‘Afrodesia’

Poster For Bisbee Show

Steve Purdy, Bary Judd & Mark Bloom.
Patron, Curator & Docent
In a moment of insanity, Mark sells Poochy!

Maker House, Tucson AZ October 4th 2014

A great success!!

It was a wonderful show at Maker House. Several hundred curious patrons turned up, drank wine, pondered Art, laughed, smiled, drank wine, discussed, frowned, drank wine, and stayed for hours.

We must do this again!


Maker House Poster
Curator Steve Purdy and a dude that showed up because he was the spitting image of the dude in the Biker Jesus painting.

Some random recent finds