Art N' About

Featuring area arts and events

A Hometown Community Center, for One and All

A Hometown Community Center, for One and All

The newest addition to the SPCA property is the Studio Theater, which opens this winter! Members of the SPCA board have been busy seeing this to fruition for the past several years, and as it nears completion, they are excited to share it with the community.

The new Studio Theater will house not only a 99-seat theater in the round with LED lighting, digital sound, and 360-degree projection capabilities, but it also includes multi-use classroom space, an art gallery, rehearsal space, box office and concessions, costume and prop storage, and an outdoor amphitheater/event space.

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‘My Calling is Service’

‘My Calling is Service’

Teri Drew, Northern Arizona Council of Governments Economic Workforce Division, is the recipient of the 2022 Prescott ATHENA Award. The award actively supports and celebrates the ATHENA mission to support, develop, and honor women leaders, to inspire women to achieve their full potential, and create balance in leadership worldwide.

Teri embodies the spirit of the award which honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for other women to follow.

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Farming Roots

Farming Roots

Mortimers have taken farming far beyond what their ancestors could have imagined. Mortimer Farms welcomes thousands of visitors each year to pick their own food, participate in a huge variety of activities and games, and enjoy seasonal festivals including the wildly popular Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze each fall.

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50 Years of Friendship

50 Years of Friendship

On August 14, 1972, Prescott Mayor Taylor Hicks signed Resolution No. 727, establishing a formal relationship between the City of Prescott and Heroica Caborca, in Sonora, Mexico.

The Sister City Association of Prescott was born, linking these two communities which share a history of ranching, mining, and agriculture. This year, the Association celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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Capturing the Beauty … Outdoors

Capturing the Beauty … Outdoors

The Third Annual Prescott Plein Air Art Festival, October 13–16, brings art outdoors. Fifteen professional painters will take their studios outside to capture the area’s natural, architectural, and historical beauty.

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New Theater, New Season

New Theater, New Season

As the seasons start to change, so does the lineup of performances at Suze’s Prescott Center for the Arts (SPCA). What makes this season even more exciting than previous years is the anticipation of the 99-seat Studio Theater. While completion is scheduled for late Fall of 2022, people can still catch upcoming shows in the classic Main Stage Cabaret Theater.

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A Magical Forest Wonderland… for a Great Cause

A Magical Forest Wonderland… for a Great Cause

The annual Festival of Trees Prescott is a forest wonderland of beautifully decorated holiday trees and wreaths, which are up for auction … and it’s for a great cause.

This community event, which takes place this year from November 16–19 at the Sam Hill Warehouse in Prescott, benefits Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS).

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Investing in the Community, One Star at a Time

Investing in the Community, One Star at a Time

Our community has come together over the past few years in support of Dancing for the Stars, the Clubs’ signature event and major fundraiser of the year. Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, the event has grown to raise a significant portion of the Clubs’ annual budget and has an immense impact in the lives of the future stars of our community—our youth.

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Making the Familiar Fresh

Making the Familiar Fresh

Now in its fifth season, AZ Phil is dedicated to growing a professional quality orchestra that attracts musicians to the area.

“We’ve introduced 160 musicians to Prescott who had never played here before,” Henry said. “Our vision is to help musicians make their livelihood in northcentral Arizona. By paying professional wages and coordinating with other orchestras, AZ Phil helps musicians begin to build a local and viable income portfolio.”

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‘Eat, Drink, and Be Merry’

‘Eat, Drink, and Be Merry’

Organizers of Prescott’s annual holiday attractions have added a new event for 2022. Inspired by a centuries-old European tradition, Prescott’s inagural Christmas Village & Christkindl Market will feature holiday gift items from more than 20 local vendors, German-style foods, a beer and mulled wine garden, a carousel, live Christmas music, visits with Santa, and horse-drawn carriage rides around the beautifully lit Courthouse Plaza. The event will be open Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on West Goodwin Street in downtown Prescott. Admission is free.

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The Grand Gala Returns

The Grand Gala Returns

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the staff of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (YBBBS) is excited to announce that Prescott’s premier event for the youth-serving organization is returning Saturday, November 12.

“The Annual Grand Gala is back! This event has been a staple in the community for several decades and as we honor our 50-year history and pay homage to our seventies roots, we hope you’ll come celebrate with us,” said Marlo Dykeman, YBBBS Donor Relations Director.

Following the “Call of the Disco Ball,” guests can share in the Saturday-Night-Fever-themed vibes, complete with music by Funk Frequency, a gourmet menu of ’70s food, and disco balls galore, as well as a dance floor, light-up bar, and much more.

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Spectacular Musical Entertainment

Spectacular Musical Entertainment

For a town its size, Prescott can rightfully boast of an amazing array of musical talent regularly displayed by a number of long-established performing groups.  Whether one’s preferences run to classical or popular, choral or instrumental, religious or secular, the “scene” in Prescott has something for everyone. With the welcome relief from the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, our local ensembles are once again planning full seasons.

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