Art N' AboutFeaturing area arts and events
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.
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).
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.
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.”
‘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.
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.
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.
Sponsor a Theater Seat and Leave a Legacy!
Suze’s Prescott Center for the Arts (SPCA) is both a historical landmark and an all-encompassing center for the arts in downtown Prescott. The 126-year-old former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, which was gifted to the Center in 1969, houses SPCA, and the facilities have served the communities for 51 years.
The center has embarked on a new era of artistic adventures with the building of a new studio theater. Since SPCA is a community theater, the organization is relying on the support of donors and community members to help keep the arts thriving locally.
10 Years of Passion in Action
Prescott Woman magazine spoke with Jaye Lene Long, Executive Director, Co-Founder, and organizer of HOPE FEST Arizona, which is planned for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 10 at the Courthouse Plaza. Admission is free.
‘Right Here in Our Backyard’ featuring Lisa Mitts
Lisa Mitts remembers when she realized that sex trafficking “is not just an overseas problem we can throw money at. It’s right here in our backyard, in every city,” and although “it’s an uncomfortable conversation, we can’t close our eyes and pretend it’s not here.”
Dancing for the Stars!
It’s that time again! Dancing for the Stars is the Boys & Girls Clubs’ signature event and major fundraiser of the year and will take place September 9 (Opening Event) and 10 (Main Event/VIP Reception).
The event has grown to raise a significant portion of the organization’s annual budget, strengthening the Clubs’ operation. Dancing for the Stars consists of an exciting friendly competition in which local celebrities are paired with professional dancers to perform a wide variety of dances, in a fun and dazzling event. All proceeds stay local and directly benefit our community youth.
Our local Boys & Girls Clubs are steadfast in promoting greatness in youth and their families through inspirational leadership and transformational programs. Clubs’ after-school and summer programs focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship. Serving young people with tools and opportunities to help them develop and thrive, the Boys & Girls Clubs also serve the whole family by empowering parents to work outside the home and provide for their household.
How to Change the World
Colleen Biggs lives to empower women to achieve their peak potential.
The Mesa-based Peak Performance and Leadership Coach said she loves nothing more than to guide her clients to grow and thrive so they can make a difference in the world … which makes her the perfect Keynote Speaker for this year’s Prescott ATHENA Award ceremony September 18.
The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who 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.