Art N' AboutFeaturing area arts and events
Puzzle Rides Prescott is the state’s only mobile escape room, offering scavenger hunt adventures on golf carts for up to ten people.
Founder Katie Dufort created the idea during the pandemic, pivoting her golf cart shuttle service to the game model for people of all ages. In the first year of launching, Katie and her head puzzle master, Shawna Rodriguez, gave more than 2,500 rides to locals and visitors.
Jean started her stage career as an actress. She found it necessary to learn how to apply stage makeup and eventually taught actors and others how to apply makeup for PCA over the years. Although she now channels her energies toward directing, Lippincott keeps her feet wet in the makeup arena by purchasing the supplies needed for the many PCA performances.
Over the past decades our local Boys & Girls Clubs have transformed to best serve the needs of the growing community. As an accessible resource, the Clubs’ impact has meaningfully increased. Its roots within the community have strengthened.
The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was beyond bright, fiercely determined and a tireless champion in the battle for women’s rights. She also was a recipient of the ATHENA Leadership Award, which honors exceptional individuals who have achieved professional excellence, contributed time and energy to improve the quality of life for others and helped individuals – particularly women – realize their full leadership potential.
Welcome back to the celebration! It’s time for the 16th Annual Prescott Highland Games & Celtic Faire! Gather your family and friends to join the fun on September 25–26 at scenic Watson Lake Park, also known as “Loch Watson.”
Head down to the Courthouse Plaza between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 12 to choose a bowl hand-made by a local artist, fill it with delicious soup prepared by area chefs, and support quad-city food banks.
For many, volunteering fulfills that special calling to showcase and offer personal gifts and skills to those who need them. And, for the people who spearhead volunteer efforts at Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA), providing education through their various roles only adds and enhances the volunteer experience.
Prescott is becoming the artistic, musical, and entertainment capital of the Southwest … that is, if Candace Devine has anything to say about it. And she does, as the host of the Creative Convergence podcast, which she records weekly at Raven Sound Studio in downtown Prescott.
Although our podcast project is deeply personal, we are part of a national and local trend in podcasting: locally produced podcasts that are a powerful tool for connecting and learning. In the last eighteen months, the number of locally produced podcasts has more than tripled (see sidebar).
When Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA) ramped up the 2021 season, Director Robyn Allen made it a focus and priority to ensure the youth of the community were included. The newly launched hybrid Summer Youth Program—which includes both community children and teens, as well as the teens who are already a part of PCA’s youth program—hopes to do just that in July with “Rodeo,” a lighthearted play for the whole family. And, with performances that align with scheduled performances of the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, the timing couldn’t be better!
One of Prescott’s most popular events, the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering, will take the stage this August 12–14, 2021, at a new venue: the Prescott Rodeo Grounds.
A transplant from New York, Abby Brill moved to Prescott in 2010 to initially help care for her mother, who had moved to the area in the 1990s. A decade later Abby has embedded herself within the Prescott arts community and uses her various skills to support the talents of other local creatives.