While Yuma may not seem at first like the sort of place to find cutting-edge contemporary art, that’s just what you often find at the Yuma Art Center and Galleries, 254 S. Main St. (tel. 928/373-5202), next door to the Historic Yuma Theatre. This gorgeous gallery could hold its own in Scottsdale—don’t leave town without stopping by to see what’s on view. It’s open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 6pm in summer, 10am to 8pm in winter. Admission is by donation. The Yuma Symposium (tel. 928/782-1934), held here each year in late February, brings in talented artists from all over the country.

Down a landscaped alleyway off Main Street (at 224 Main St., across from Lutes Casino), there’s a potpourri of small tourist-oriented stores. Just off Main Street, you’ll also find two pottery studios/galleries: Tomkins Pottery, 78 W. Second St. (tel. 928/782-1934), and Colorado River Pottery, 67 W. Second St. (tel. 888/410-2689 or 928/343-0413).

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