Art N' AboutFeaturing area arts and events
The average American spends nearly half a day staring at a screen. A 2018 Nielsen Company audience report revealed that adults in the United States devoted about 10 hours and 39 minutes each day to consuming media. This includes the use of tablets, smartphones, personal computers, multimedia devices, video games, radios, DVDs, DVRs, and TVs.
The numbers are staggering for everyone, but even more so for youth! Screen time is linked to obesity and an increase in diabetes, especially for children. It is time to bring back the live experience. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the experience is defined as “direct observation of or participation in events as a basis of knowledge.”
So this season, embark on more experiences: enjoy the outdoors, events, and the arts.
Worldwide, there are so many issues that need our attention. Deciding which cause to help can feel overwhelming.
One such issue: hunger. It’s an issue everywhere, including right here in our little part of the world, Yavapai County. We all know the feeling of hunger. While some of us can simply open the cupboard or refrigerator and satiate our need, others do not have food so readily available … and they need our help.
Brian Wilson, from the musical group The Beach Boys, said, “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.”
Well, Prescott doesn’t have the beach or Disneyland, but is beautiful in its own right—and thanks in part to Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA), it offers lots of fun for everyone. Whether you crave outdoor adventure, historical traditions like the rodeo, or being entertained by the arts, you will find it. PCA has created a lineup of visual and perform arts programs to entertain you, your family, and your friends.
Nine years ago, the Northern Arizona Tattoo Fest was a dream for a local couple, Tony and Adrienne Carey, who wondered whether Prescott could sustain such an event. As the convention enters its seventh year—it will take place starting Friday, July 5 this year—the answer to that question is a resounding, “YES!”
The third annual Dancing for the Stars to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona took place on April 13th 2019, at the historic Elks Theater in Prescott, AZ. Presented by the Jewish Community Foundation, Lamb Chevrolet, El Gato Azul, Good Samaritan Society Hospice and James Deep Well Ranch, the event paired 10 local celebrities with professional dancers to perform a wide variety of dances, also featuring Clubs kids in a special performance.
The Basin Lake Theatre Project has always been closely linked to Prescott and the surrounding area, and now it plays an integral role. It all started in 2014 when founding members Julie Chavez Harrington, Jeannen Calvin, and Ered Matthew launched it to produce a documentary-style play. Since then, it’s grown to be so much more, thanks to its mission of collaboration, entertainment, education, and elevation.