Art N' AboutFeaturing area arts and events
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.