Art N' About

Featuring area arts and events
Engaging the Community

Engaging the Community

It’s a daunting task to move cross-country mid-winter, amid a global pandemic, to take on the leadership of a heritage site and cultural destination considered the “Crown Jewel” of Arizona museums.

For Dr. Lisa Hayes, the new director of the Sharlot Hall Museum, it’s an opportunity to connect people to a sense of place—the spot’s heritage site, historic buildings, and landscape—created by a woman of vision, Sharlot Mabridth Hall.

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Prescott Center of the Arts: The Show Must Go On! 

Prescott Center of the Arts: The Show Must Go On! 

For Executive Director Robyn Allen of Prescott Center for the Arts, having an adaptable staff has proven key in the survival of the offerings of one of Prescott’s historic landmarks that continues to serve the community in its 51st year. Allen knew there were changes to come and states, “We realized we had important work ahead of us and we had the perfect team in place to get it done.”

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When a Greater Good Comes From Challenging Times: New Offerings Through Prescott Center for the Arts

When a Greater Good Comes From Challenging Times: New Offerings Through Prescott Center for the Arts

When 2020 events posed challenges for Prescott and its residents, Robyn Allen’s first thought was, “How can we reach out and give back to the community who has supported us through so many events?”  Allen, in her fifth year as Executive Director of the historic performance landmark Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA), called upon her volunteer force to make calls to thousands of residents throughout the community offering help to those in self-isolation at a time when they needed it the most help—and just like that, PCA Serves was formed.

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Mistress of Tears

Mistress of Tears

With a world premiere in Paris at the 18e International Signes de Nuit International film festival, the short film “Mistress of Tears” is an honored, official selection in film festivals around the world. Cannes, Venice, Istanbul, Montreal, Vienna, and Tokyo are just some of the cities where this film is being screened and garnering awards such as Best Director at the Eastern European Film Festival.

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A Cheer-Filled Holiday Lineup

A Cheer-Filled Holiday Lineup

Join us for Cabaret on our Mainstage. We’ve transformed our Mainstage to bring you the cabaret experience—complete with drinks and small plates of delicious food in support of our local restaurants—while staying safely socially distanced at your own table.

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Give 2020 the Boot!

Give 2020 the Boot!

It is an understatement to say 2020 has been a difficult year for people all over the world. The planners of this year’s Whiskey Row New Year’s Eve Boot Drop are ready to help folks mark the end of the year in a big way. Revelers can say goodbye to 2020 at the 10th annual celebration on Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Montezuma Street in downtown Prescott.

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How Do You Like to Commune with the Dead?

How Do You Like to Commune with the Dead?

Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA) is excited to bring you Ghost Talk the Experience—with a twist. The 13th annual event will provide patrons a virtual night of terror on October 30th, 2020 at 7 p.m.  This ghostly encounter is an annual fundraiser for local youth art programming and scholarships at PCA. The Prescott tradition of “where haunting legends” come alive has changed over the years, and Ghost Talk 2020 is no exception.

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Spinning and Weaving Art that Dazzles

Spinning and Weaving Art that Dazzles

While many Prescott locals are sheltering with their computers and phones, members of the Mountain Spinners and Weavers Guild (MSWG) are busy spinning and weaving on the same kinds of spinning wheels and looms that have been used for centuries.

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Creating Connection

Creating Connection

Earlier this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting quarantine had so many people feeling isolated and alone, a group of local performing artists sought a way to connect.

“I knew we were all feeling a deep need to connect and be able to dance and share art,” said Bre Rogers, who teaches dance at Skyview School.

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Honoring Diversity

Honoring Diversity

Prescott Center for the Arts invites artists and all community members to take action to find new ways to fight racism By Tina Blake, Development Director, Prescott Center for the Arts When we create art on the stage or on a canvas, we are showing others the world...

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A Dark Theater is Never Really Dark

A Dark Theater is Never Really Dark

PCA started PCA SERVES, an initiative providing volunteer services for vulnerable members of our community that were being asked to stay home. The three main goals: to assist with daily tasks like picking up prescriptions or groceries, conduct wellness checks by phone, and provide virtual entertainment.

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