We are Tucson's original Puff and Paint. We were established in 2016 the moment medicinal cannabis became legal. Then, in 2021, when recreational cannabis was legalized, Arte Bella on 4th ave was born.
At our location you can vape and dab inside, and light fire to flower on our patio. You can roll up at our bar while you're ordering birria tacos and one of our signature cocktails like the Starry Night.
And... if that didn't tickle your fancy, you can also paint, make string art, create a quilling project, paint a wine glass, create wood art, and make acrylic pours.
Winner of the Arizona Daily Star's 2022 Reader's Choice for Best Cannabis Friendly Establishment. Thank you to all who voted for us! We couldn't have done it without you.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Hi! I'm Jen, founder and owner of Arte Bella on 4th Ave. You can often find me at the studio working behind the bar, cooking, or hosting an art class. Give me a holler next time you're in! Here's the story of how Arte Bella on 4th Ave was started.
In 2011 I unexpectedly became a single parent of three children under the age of seven. I was working at an elementary school and my youngest was in daycare. I was going to the food bank, getting assistance to pay utilities, and was lucky if I had more than $70 in my bank at the end of each month. A friend of mine noticed I was struggling and mentioned these novel painting parties that were popping up along the east coast. With ten easels, a few tubes of paint, and a dream, this was the birth of Arte Bella!
The idea of paint and puff was a brainchild of the original Arte Bella, created because of debilitating pain I was experiencing due to Gulf War Syndrome. I was self medicating with cannabis because it was what worked for me. As a veteran who was deployed to Oman during the Iraq war, I knew that other veterans were experiencing similar problems.
My life's mission is to end the stigma against this plant because cannabis is medicine. Whether you're a veteran who's in pain or someone wanting to consume it recreationally we should all have the freedom to use this plant any way we see fit.