Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Arts for Thursday, Sept. 26:

TMA BIENNAL: The Arizona Biennial showcases some of the best in regional contemporary visual art in the state, said Julie Sasse, chief curator at the Tucson Museum of Art. Event will conclude with a Biennal Bash on Sunday, Sept. 29 at TMA.

BANNED BOOKS WEEK: Banned Books Week, an annual event co-sponsored by the American Library Association, and celebrates the freedom to read. It will run from Sept. 22 to 28.

BALLET TUCSON: Tucson is one of the few American cities that hosts its own symphony, theater, opera and ballet. The youngest of these, Ballet Tucson, is now going into its 10th year as a professional company. Originally concentrating on classical ballet, the company has expanded to doing more contemporary and cutting edge works.

SHUTTLE PROJECT: A traveling performance piece visited the Tucson Museum of Art. The Shuttle is the creation of a diverse group of artists who explore the theme of mobility, and contrast man-made environments with natural landscapes. The project brought together ten international artists, designers and researchers.

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