Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Arts for Thursday, June 27:

ART INSPIRED BY RAIN: Lluvia de Vida, Rain of Life, is a new art exhibit trying to capture people's anticipation for the monsoon rains. It is on display at Raices Taller 222 Gallery and Workshop, located on 218 E. 6th Street, through July 13.

MYSTERY WRITER: Author Craig Johnson talks about the inspiration for his Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series, and seeing his literature come to life in the small screen.

HISTORY THROUGH BRIDGE ART: The Luis G. Gutierrez Bridge on Cushing Street is more than a passage over the Santa Cruz River. it is a collaborative project of bridge architects and local artists telling a story of Tucson historical events.

CULTURE AND PLANTS CONNECT: Desert Grassland is an exhibit exploring the role that grass plays in the ecology of the Southwestern landscape. It is on display at the Tucson Museum of Art, located on 140 N. Main Avenue, through July 7th.

ODYSSEY STORYTELLING: Molly McCloy, local writer and Pima Community College instructor, shares a story about a time she and her brother felt their father's love shine through his gruff exterior.

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