Art N' AboutFeaturing area arts and events
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.”
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.
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.
Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil) announced the seven-concert 2022-2023 season at an event in May, and were delighted when two of the guests, Ron and Laura James, surprised the gathering with the announcement of their sponsorship of A Nutcracker Christmas Celebration, a first-time collaboration with the Margot Fonteyn Academy of Ballet (MFAB) Alumni.
If you’re new to Prescott you may not know of one of the city’s hidden treasures, the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary. Although locals refer to it as the Heritage Park Zoo, it’s so much more than that.
“Journeys in Spirit” is an annual exhibition to give Native artists the opportunity to show and sell their work within the fine art gallery setting of the ‘Tis Art Center and Gallery.
A nervous twitter ran through the sold-out crowd at the Western Heritage Center on Whiskey Row as the reenactor put her hand on her gun belt, held out an enameled pot, and sauntered forward. Playing the role of the notorious stagecoach robber, Brenda Kruegar, also known as “Wildcat Pearl Hart,” during the “5 Amazing Prescott Pioneer Women” event, she proceeded to politely request, “yer jewels, your coins, yer watches,” and folks in the audience (who were in on the stunt) dropped large, clanking, fake coins noisily into the pot.
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed artists Arlene Minuskin, Nicole Sorensen, and Leslie Ramsey, with Suze’s Prescott Center for the Arts, about their artistic endeavors and what volunteering with SPCA means to them and to the community.
The Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering will again take the stage at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott on August 11-13. One of the area’s most popular annual events, this year’s gathering features more than 40 authentic cowboy poets and singers sharing the heritage and culture of the American cowboy for two days and three nights of entertainment.
Each of the experiences along her journey—she has an extensive background in the musical arts—has led her to a place of deep reverence and gratitude for the way music brings people together.
“I love the sound of hundreds of people raising their voices together – it can be so beautifully unifying,” Emily said.
The Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. – World’s Oldest Rodeo® proudly promotes women’s competitive rodeo sports and awards equal prize money and buckles for champions in these events. Showcased events include barrel racing; a red-hot ballet featuring a cowgirl, her horse, three barrels, and a stopwatch; and breakaway roping, a lightning-fast display of roping skill and horsemanship.
Every Memorial Day weekend, the Phippen Museum offers a variety of entertaining events at its Annual Western Art Show & Sale on the beautiful Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott. This year on May 28–30, this much-anticipated tradition is expected to return with an even larger gathering of fine art collectors, museum enthusiasts, and western aficionados (see a full schedule below).