Prescott, Arizona

Upcoming Events in Prescott Arizona


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4th Dimension Art Walk - Prescott's Art the 4th Dimension has expanded gallery events beginning Friday evening through Sunday afternoon on the 4th weekend of every month except December. Pick up Art Walk Map at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery on Whiskey Row or any participating Gallery.

A shared advertising collaboration between gallery owners and artists from Prescott, Art! The 4th Dimension takes its name from Einstein's theory of relativity. Going a step beyond the 2 dimensional aspect of painting and the 3 dimensions of sculpture, the 4th dimension is where time and space co-exist. Their reliance on one another is precisely what allows for motion.

While a number of arts events take place in and around Prescott's downtown square though out the year, Art! The 4th Dimension has expanded the perimeters of art activities to an outer square. It's a bit like a hypercube, a square that is multi-dimensional, which moves in all directions at once. Within it one will experience both the movement and diversity of Prescott's expanding cultural district.

Ph: 928-776-7717 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pattiandwm@earthlink.net
Web: www.artthe4th.com

Mountain Spinners and Weavers Guild - 3rd Saturday of each month - visitors welcome

Address: American Lutheran Church, 1085 Scott Dr , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-899-3574 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.mtnspinweave.org/

February

15Prescott Women's Expo Connection - 38 Vendors(Men & Women) Featuring products/services/arts & Crafts for the promotion of their business to the Women in the Community. 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

If you are interested in being a vendor email your request to womensexpo210@yahoo.com

Address: Prescott Inn & Suites,4499 East State Route 69,Prescott, AZ , Prescott, Arizona
Email: womensexpo@yahoo.com
Web: www.womensexpoconnection.com
Fee: $2.00 for adults, Kids 12 and under free

March

14 - 15Spring Indian Art and Navajo Rug Auction - Get ready to bid on 200 pieces of traditional and contemporary American Indian art and 300 Navajo weaving during this auction at the Smoki Museum.

Address: Smoki Museum , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-1230 (Always call and confirm events)

April

9 - 24Yavapai College Student Show - April 15 - May 14, 2009. The Art of Woodturning. Students of all levels in their studies.
Reception: April 24,
6pm - 8pm

Address: Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, 134 S. Montezuma St. , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-776-7717 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: artsprescott@earthlink.net
Web: www.artsprescott.com

18 - 20Easter Egg Window - Easter Egg Window Featuring Local Artist Sunny Klapp
A celebration with the European Easter Egg Tree.

Address: Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, 134 S. Montezuma St. , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-776-7717 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: artsprescott@earthlink.net
Web: www.artsprescott.com

May

26Annual YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon - 5 races, marathon, half marathon, 10K run, 10K racewalk. 2 mile fun fun/walk. Sponsored by Prescott YMCA. 6AM-Noon.

Address: Downtown-Thumb Butte , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-7221 (Always call and confirm events)

3Cinco de Mayo Festival - It's a fiesta on the Village Paver Walkway. Come enjoy the flair of Latin musica, refreshments & pinatas for the kids! The whole family will enjoy the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Noon-6PM. information.

Address: Prescott Gateway Mall, 3250 Gateway Blvd , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-443-0067 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.prescottgatewaymall.com

3Mt Top Street Rodders Rod & Custom Car Show - 1959 & older rods, customs, classics, antiques & specialty vehicles. Friday Nite Cruise, 12 - 4-8PM. (M&I Bank) Vendor space available for commercial vendors by reservation. 8AM-3PM.

Address: Mile High Middle School, 300 S Granite St , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-776-8813 (Always call and confirm events)

3Prescott Scottish Highland Games - Bagpipe bands, Scottish athletics, highland dancing, Scottish folk music, Scottish food and vendors, Scottish clan societies, historical reenactors. 9 am - 5 pm.

Address: Watson Lake Park, Highway 89 , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-443-5191 (Always call and confirm events)

32Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Event - Endurance mountain bike event including technical single track, smooth fire roads and quality climbing with great views. 15-mile, 25-mile, and 50-mile. Starts and ends at Historic Whiskey Row in Prescott. Benefits Yavapai Food Bank. 7:30AM.

Address: Historic Whiskey Row, Montezuma Street , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-778-4246 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.epicrides.com

3Splanglish - Sacred Heart Church is sponsoring a get-together on May 5th, 2-4pm, called Splanglish, in honor of Cinco de Mayo. As is obvious from the name we want to unite English and Spanish. Our goal is to share cultures, American, Irish, and Mexican, and to appreciate what each has to offer. This event includes sharing of foods, songs, dances, and engaging each other in conversation and in shared stories. We will meet in Sacred Heart School Gym from 2-4pm. A simple meal and drinks are provided, and we ask that you bring a dish to share.

Address: Sacred Heart School Gym, 131 N. Summit , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-7861 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: annef36@hotmail.com

9 - 11Yavapai Contractors Home, Garden & Life Style Show - Come join the home & garden show with many different vendors for home & garden improvements. 10 am - 6 pm.

Address: Prescott Gateway Mall, 3250 Gateway Blvd , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-778-0040 (Always call and confirm events)

10Prescott Highland Games - Join us for the 9th Annual Prescott Highland Games that will include traditional Highland Athletics judged by international standards and the 2nd Annual Prescott Highland Dance Competition that is also professionally judged by international standards. There is plenty of entertainment with bagpipe bands, Celtic music, Clans & Associations, 1700's Jacobite Re-Enactors, Genealogy, Children's Glen, Sheep Dog Demonstrations and shopping at great Celtic Crafters and Merchandise booths. You won't go hungry with a wide range of food types - both Celtic and American. Quench your thirst with water, soda, or relax in our beer & whiskey tent and sample the choices.

Times: 9AM-5PM

Address: Watson Lake Park , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-443-1422 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: regjill@q.com
Web: www.prescotthighlandgames.com
Fee: $15; $12 Seniors/Students/Veterans; under 5, free

10 - 11Annual Prescott Fine Art & Wine Festival - Over 140 of the Southwest's finest artists will be showcasing and selling their exquisite work, Kid's Korner, and demonstrations by the Mountain Artists Guild. 9 am - 5 pm. Always held on Mother's Day Weekend.

Artisans present unique, hand-made creations offering visitors a distinctive shopping experience. Works available for purchase include: Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, and Silk Paintings, Scratch Art, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, Glass, Metal, Stone, Wood, and Gourd Sculpture, Photography, and Jewelry.

In addition to the spectacular collectors artwork, the festival also presents a wine garden featuring a variety of Arizona Vineyards & Wineries. There is also an interactive Kids Art Zone for budding young artists, and variety of delicious foods from choice Prescott area restaurants. Come join us in beautiful Prescott for a weekend that will satisfy your creative senses!

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-2510 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: magart@qwestoffice.net
Web: www.prescottartfestivals.com
Fee: Free

17AZ0514012e078 - PrescottAnnual Arizona Aircraft Expo - Arizona's leading aircraft dealers are working together to create the 5th Annual Arizona Aircraft Expo where the latest models of general aviation aircraft will be on display at one venue. Three separate events are scheduled to take place over the remainder of the year where prospective buyers can see the newest aircraft from Cessna, Cirrus, Beechcraft, CubCrafters, Eclipse, Piper, Pipestrel, Quest and more. These free events will also provide the opportunity to speak with representatives from Wings Aviation Insurance, Airfleet Capital, Aviation Tax Consultants, and Airport Property Specialists on the details of aircraft ownership. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Attendees can pre-register online.

Each venue will also have an ownership seminar that will focus on the many questions that arise during the acquisition and ownership of an aircraft, as related to insurance, financing, and tax implications.

Address: Legend Aviation - Ernest A. Love Field (KPRC) , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 480-363-0058 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: brian@pacificaircenter.com
Web: www.azaircraftexpo.com

17A nother L ousy R ide - The American Legion Riders of Post 6 Prescott, AZ Presents: A nother L ousy R ide - "A Mystery Ride". Open to all motorcycle enthusiasts, car clubs, and just anyone who wants to take a ride. *All proceeds to go to programs/charities sponsored by the American Legion.

Time: Registration 8:am-9:am
First bike out at 9:am
Games:, Mileage Guess, 50/50, Raffle prizes, Others Possible
Winners for High and Low Scores

Costs: Riders $10.00 Donation*
Passengers $5.00 Donation*
After ride Meal $5.00

Address: American Legion Post 6, 202 S. Pleasant Street , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-848-8359 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: Eaglerider@gmx.com
Fee: 10$ donation

23 - 26Art the 4th Dimension - Put on your walking shoes, clean your eyeglasses, and get ready for an AWESOME weekend.

Memorial Day weekend begins the new season of Art Walks in Prescott. Activities began Friday evening, and continue through Monday, and include the Phippen Museum Western Art Show.

Prescott's Art the 4th Dimension sponsors a weekend art experience beginning the fourth Friday of each month. Art walks, gallery openings, and special events by fifteen participating galleries make for an art-filled weekend. Gallery Guides are available at Prescott area galleries, hotels, and restaurants.

Ph: 928-445-4225 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: 4art@artthe4th.com
Web: www.artthe4th.com

23Arts Prescott Spring Anniversary Party - The public is invited to join us for cake and refreshments along with the reception for Guest Artist David Neely. 6pm to 8:30pm. We celebrate 17 years of business in Prescott.

Address: Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, 134 S. Montezuma St. , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-776-7717 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: rowena@rowenaart.net
Web: www.artsprescott.com
Fee: Free

24 - 26Annual Off Street Festival Arts & Crafts Show - Memorial Day Weekend. Kick off the summer season with Arts & Crafts vendors. Sponsored by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. 9AM-5PM

Address: Prescott Chamber Parking Lot, Montezuma & Goodwin , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-2000 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.thechamber.net

24 - 26Annual Phippen Museum Western Fine Art Show - Juried outdoor featuring contemporary & traditional western art, featuring 160 artists, a popular "Quick Draw" & auction 2 pm Sat & Sun, daily 9 am to 5 pm.

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-778-1385 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.phippenartmuseum.org

26Memorial Day Observance - Patriotic ceremony honoring those who died protecting the U.S. Also honored are those who served our country then moved to this area to establish & develop the Arizona Territory & later the newly formed state. The rest of the more than 2,500 pioneers interred at the cemetery are also honored at this patriotic ceremony. 9AM.

Address: Citizens Cemetery, 815 E Sheldon Street , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-778-5988 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.thechamber.net

June

311Mountain Flowers Quilt Show - Biennial Event - 2010. Vendors, quilts, wearable art, small quilt auction Saturday, 1PM. Display of community service projects quilts as well. 9AM-5PM.

Address: Yavapai College, 1100 E Sheldon Street , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-771-9123 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.mountainartistsguild.org

311AZ0514012e013 - PrescottAnnual Folk Arts Fair - This popular heritage festival celebrates traditional arts, crafts, and entertainment of central territorial Arizona. The fair is demonstration and education oriented rather than a sales event or crafts fair. This popular heritage festival celebrates traditional arts, crafts, and entertainment of central territorial Arizona. This year's event will be arranged in "villages" focusing on such areas as cloth, traditional crafts, military, food/food production, and vintage engines. Folk music and tasty vittles add to fun. 10 am - 5 pm. each day.

Address: Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W Gurley St , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-3122 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jody@sharlot.org
Web: www.sharlot.org
Fee: $5 for adult non-members; Museum members and children free.

31Annual Tri-City Lions Pancake Breakfast - Annual pancake breakfast to benefit the Yavapai Blind Center. Sponsored by Tri-City Lions/Lioness Clubs. 7-11AM.

Address: First Congregational Church, 216 E Gurley St , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-771-0945 (Always call and confirm events)

31Prescott Auto Enthusiasts Car Show - Classic, race, muscle, truck & car show. 9AM-5PM.

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-899-7674 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.thechamber.net

1Antiques on the Square - This has been a premier Arizona antique destination for over 20 years. More than 50 antiques and collectibles dealers display their wares for show and sale including glass, pottery, furniture, art, jewelry, primitives and lots of unique surprises, presented by Thumb Butte Questers, 9 am - 5 pm.

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-899-6438 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.thechamber.net
Fee: Free

78Southwest Indian Arts Festival - Hoop Dancer, Tony Duncan, and the Yellowbird dancers perform during this annual event, which also features American Indian artists displaying and selling their creations.

Address: Smoki Museum , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-1230 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.smokimuseum.org

14Annual Tsunami on the Square - Following the Parade and Opening Ceremonies at noon, Tsunami on the Square will present a full day of live performances, closing with a fire show at 10pm. This festival offers a range of performing arts rarely seen in our community, including acrobatics, fire spinning, stilt walkers, dance and circus arts. This is a free, all ages show. In addition to the main stage performances, the Kids Cove serves as a second stage just for Tsunami’s younger audience members. The Kids Cove offers some of our main stage acts a chance to interact with and perform, with the child’s viewpoint in mind. Hosted by Prescott’s ever-wonderful Super Silliest Band, the Kids Cove opens immediately after the Opening Ceremonies and offers kid-friendly activities, music and performances until 5pm. More information about the festival and other Tsunami Week activities and performances, including Circus Camp and Flourish Before the Flood, is available online. 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-925-6830 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.tsunamionthesquare.org
Fee: Free

14Classics at Prescott - Car Show and Swap Meet - Original/restored and modified vehicles will be on display. Voting by car show participants only to receive trophies for vehicles. Vendors selling car parts and food will be available. Go to website to obtain vehicle registration form. Sponsored by Yavapai Classic Cruisers of Arizona. 8AM-3PM.

Address: Mile High Middle School, 300 S. Granite Street , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-443-9013 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.yccaz.org

21 - 22Annual Bluegrass Festival - 4 top bands, jam sessions, workshops. Sat 11AM - 10PM, and Dance 7-9PM. Sun 11AM - 3 PM.

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 800-266-7534 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.prescottbluegrassfestival.com
Fee: Free

262World's Oldest Rodeo - Sponsored by Prescott Frontier Days, Inc. Sanctioned by Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. For over 115 years, the "World's Oldest Rodeo" continues to keep rodeo fans on the edge of their seats! Featuring the traditional roughstock & timed events along with the Wild Horse Race - there's something for everyone! Prescott Frontier Days, Inc hope to see you at the rodeo.

Address: Yavapai Rodeo Grounds, 828 Rodeo Drive , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-3103 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

27 - 29Rodeo Days Arts and Crafts Show - A juried show featuring on-site artisans and crafts persons from across the Southwest. Music and entertainment too. 9AM-5PM.

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-443-5220 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.PrescottDowntown.com

July

44th Of July Celebration - A full day of family fun with a carnival of inflatables, craft vendors, fun contests, food, games, live entertainment, dancing, pony rides, helicopter rides & more including the world's tallest water slide. Noon-11:30 PM.

Address: Pioneer Park, 1200 Commerce Dr , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-777-1349 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: visit-prescott.com

12 - 13Annual Prescott Indian Art Market - Art by some of the finest Indian artists from across the country. Outstanding Native American painters, potters, weavers & jewelers will display their wares on the grounds of Sharlot Hall Museum. Enjoy actual presentations, arts & crafts, demonstrations, musical performances & Indian Fry Bread. 9AM-5PM-Sat; 9-4-Sun.

Address: Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W Gurley St , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-3122 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.sharlot.org
Fee: $5 general public; $3 Museum members; children free

19 - 20Annual Courthouse Arts and Crafts Show - One of the favorite arts & crafts shows on the plaza. Hand-made and enhanced crafts -- culinary arts -- fine arts -- leather -- metal works -- wood. Benefits the Williamson Valley Fire Department. 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-642-2622 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.wvfd.net

26Annual Navajo Rug Auction - Features authentic Indian creations at amazing prices. Navajo weavings & Indian jewelry, baskets, ceramics & other art. Frybread & Navajo Tacos made right before your eyes. Previews Friday and Saturday mornings.

9-10AM;Saturday Auction 1PM. (Call to verify)

Address: Smoki Museum , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-1230 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.smokimuseum.org

August

13Prescott Gem & Mineral Club Show & Sale - Extraordinary three day event featuring over 21 dealers with beautiful rock & mineral specimens, finished jewelry as well as components for jewelry making and beading, lapidary equipment and supplies. Door Prize Drawings. Largest and best indoor show in Northern Arizona, come check it out for yourself! The phone number listed below is for dealers only. Friday & Saturday 9AM-5PM. Sunday 9AM-4PM.

Address: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Activity Center), 3700 Willow Creek Rd. , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-636-9188 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: gems@cableone.net
Web: prescottgemmineral.org
Fee: Adults $2.00, Children 12 & under free with paid adult. Free Parking

2Annual Family Sunflower Festival - Live music, excellent food, an amazing art exhibit of sunflowers, artists working, children's games, all surrounded by a forest of sunflowers. All proceeds go to support the 'SMILE PROJECT' for the dental health of the homeless. 4-8PM.

Address: Yavapai College Performance Hall, 1100 E Sheldon St , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-778-2713 (Always call and confirm events)

79Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering - A celebration of the storytelling & songs of Arizona working cowboys. Over 125 cowboy performers. Various hours & locations.

Address: Yavapai College, 1100 E Sheldon , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-713-8911 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.azcowboypoets.org
Fee: Day sessions are free. Evening show tickets $20 each

9 - 10Summer Festival Of Fine Arts & Crafts - The Mountain Artists Guild Summer show is a juried show and will include 150+ Fine artists as well as Fine crafters from Arizona and beyond. Food and live entertainment are located in the Gazebo. There will be a KidZone and demonstrations by the Spinners & Weavers, the Mad Mudders, and the Prescott Area Woodturners. 9AM-5PM.

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-2510 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: magart@qwestoffice.net
Web: www.prescottartfestivals.com
Fee: Free

September

56Antique Quilt Show - 50 plus quilts displayed, crafts, demonstrations, and raffle. Guests receive booklet. Benefit for Elks Opera House.

Address: Antelope Hills Golf Course, 1989 Clubhouse Dr. , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-771-9705 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: spreadthejoy1@msn.com
Fee: $8 or $7 in advance

7Empty Bowls - Buy a handcrafted bowl made by local potters. Get it filled with soup from local chefs. Proceeds benefit the food banks in the area. 11AM-2PM.

Address: Courthous Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-771-9559 (Always call and confirm events)

301Faire On The Square Arts & Crafts Show - Labor Day Celebration at the beautiful Courthouse Plaza -- More than 100 quality Arts & Crafts vendors with something for everyone! Plus, food, music and fun for all. Sponsored by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. 9AM-5PM.

Event Type(s): Community Events
Description: Enjoy over 100 vendors at The Prescott Chamber of Commerce Faire on the Square Arts & Crafts Show.

Kick in Labor Day weekend under the cool American Elms at our Historic
Courthouse Square.

Address: Courthouse Plaza - 120 S. Cortez St. , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-2000 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.prescott.org

October

27Annual Folk Music Festival - Workshops on instrumental styles, song swaps, singer-songwriter sessions, theme jams, mini-concerts, sing-alongs, Sunday morning county gospel sing, teaching workshops, contra dancing, clogging, flamenco dancing. 10AM-5PM.

Address: Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W Gurley St , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-3122 (Always call and confirm events)

34ASRA High Country Rod Run - Open to 1972 & older American Rods, Customs & Classics.

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 623-533-7839 (Always call and confirm events)

45FallFest In The Park Arts & Crafts Show - The last Arts & Crafts show of the year sponsored by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. A great opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Plus - a salute to local our local charitable organizations. Learn about what they do, and how you can help them continue to make a difference in our community! Sat. 10AM-5PM; Sun.-10AM-3PM.

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-2000 (Always call and confirm events)

11Annual Home Showcase - The Phippen Museum will again host the fantastically successful Home Showcase. This fundraiser for the museum takes participants via luxury motor coaches on a tour of some of Prescott's most beautiful homes.

Address: Phippen Museum, 4701 Highway 89 N. , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-778-1385 (Always call and confirm events)

18Annual Ghost Talk - Guided trips through tales from Prescott's folklore, told by costumed storytellers. Co-sponsored by West Yavapai Guidance Clinic & Prescott Fine Arts Assoc. 6,7, & 8PM.

Address: Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W Gurley St , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-3122 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.sharlot.org

24 - 26AZ0514012e048 - PrescottArt! The 4th Dimension - Gallery Art Walk through Prescott.

Program Guides can be picked up at Arts Prescott, 10 am to 6 pm.

Prescott's 4th Friday Art Walk. Beginning this Friday at 5 p.m.
For a map with gallery listings
www.ArtThe4th.Com
For Art Walk Special Events
www.artthe4th.com/events/index.html
Pass it On!

Address: 134 S. Montezuma St , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-776-7717 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pattiandwm@earthlink.net
Web: www.artthe4th.com

30Boo At The Zoo - Dress in your costume and come out for safe and fun trick-or-treating at the Heritage Park Zoo. Bring a flashlight for a chance to see the nocturnal animals in their natural setting. 6-9PM.

Address: Heritage Park Zoo, 1403 Heritage Park Rd , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-778-4242 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: heritgeparkzoo.org
Fee: Admission

November

218Arts Prescott Gallery Holiday Raffle - "Kids and Kritters Christmas"

Animal show benefits Yavapai Humane Society

Raffle tickets benefit Yavapai Big Brothers and Sisters

Address: Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, 135 S. Montezuma Street , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-776-7717 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: artsprescott@earthlink.net
Web: www.artsprescott.com

29 - 24Mt Artists Annual Holiday Craft & Gift Show - Annual holiday gift & craft show added to "Food For The Soul" exhibit. Christmas crafts of all types & price ranges. Gallery Hours.

Address: Mountain Artists Gallery, 228 N Alarcon St , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-2510 (Always call and confirm events)

8 - 24Annual Arizona's Largest Gingerbread Village - 100+ edible & enchanting castles, estates, houses, cookie decorating for the kids.

Address: Prescott Resort , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-776-1666 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.prescottresort.com
Fee: Free

21Arts Prescott Annual Holiday Party - 2011 is the year where Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery invites Penny's Purses to show their work and sell it to benefit The Prescott Area Women’s Shelter (PAWS). Penny’s Purses is a group of local women who donate their time and considerable artistic skills to design, sew, bead, and sell uniquely created purses. All of the materials and beads are donated - nothing is purchased. The purses are available for sale during the Arts Prescott Annual Holiday Fundraiser which runs one full month starting in November and 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Prescott Area Women's Shelter - Prescott's year round shelter for women and their children. Arts Prescott holds a non-for-profit fundraiser each year for a local organization. All 24 local artists at the gallery vote on the non-profit of their choice and the decision is made at one of their monthly meetings. The resent article written in Prescott Woman helped the members make their decision for PAWS.

The purses are created in honor of Penny, a homeless woman who stayed at Prescott's first temporary women's shelter in the winter of 2008. Penny's wish was to have a safe place to stay at night. Penny created purses from scraps of colorful material and adorned them with beads, watch faces, buttons, and anything else she could scrabble together to adorn her colorful creations. Sitting on the women's shelter bed, on a park bench, or in the library, Penny carefully sewed each stitch to make fashionable purses to sell to local antique stores. We are sure that Penny would be pleased to know that there is a year round safe place for homeless women in Prescott now. Even today many local businesses remember Penny coming in to sell her purses. The organization found several of these original purses created by Penny and bought them all from the antique shops - and collects them even today. They display these original purses made by Penny at each showing.

The money collected from the sale of the Penny’s Purses Group has helped to provide the women's shelter with many necessities, including lockers at the bottom of each bed (the lockers were crafted by woodworkers from the Yavapai College woodworking program who donated all of their work), bookcases, tables and chairs for the community room, help with rent when needed. The needs of the shelter vary month to month and they always appreciate a call to find out what their needs are.

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery artists are active community members and each year during the holiday season, in addition to displaying their own work, they showcase a local non-profit organization for a month in the gallery to help raise funds and contribute to our town. A reception will be held at the gallery on November 25, 2011 to introduce gallery visitors to the women who are Penny's Purses. Purses will be available to purchase at the gallery. Arts Prescott will also celebrate their Annual Holiday Party on the same evening - so be sure and mark your calendar for The Gallery Fundraiser and Party.

PENNY’S STORY

Much about Penny remains a mystery. She would not discuss her personal life. She had mental issues. But she was much more than the homeless woman who appeared each evening at Prescott’s temporary women’s shelter in the winter of 2008.

We know that she was talkative, sometimes argumentative and often entertaining. She enjoyed telling stories about herself: especially about her career in New York in Fashion. Nothing specific, just Fashion with a capital F. She had an eye for designer clothes and searched through the donated bags of clothing at the shelter for designer labels – sharing some of her finds with other women guests and volunteers at the shelter. “This vest is YOU, my dear,” she declared to a volunteer who took a special interest in Penny.

If you saw Penny downtown during the day, often in a coffee shop, it would not be apparent that she was homeless. A character - yes, but homeless - no. Dressed stylishly, her makeup carefully applied to her tanned and weathered face each morning before leaving the shelter, a scarf stylishly tossed around her shoulders, she was one of a number of characters in our beloved Prescott.

After the shelter closed in early spring 2008, Penny was often housed in motels provided by various charitable groups and caring individuals in Prescott. She tended to alienate some of those who might have given her more assistance. She wondered out loud “why can’t there be a safe place for a woman like me, just a room so I won’t have to wonder where I’ll sleep tonight.” She spoke of being in extreme pain but could not get the treatment she insisted she needed. She went downhill quickly in health and vitality and died later that same spring. The coroner’s report said she was riddled with cancer. She was in her mid-50s. She was buried in Potter’s Field in Prescott.

This is, however, not the end of Penny’s story.

One thing we know for certain is that Penny was an artist. She created art from remnants of tapestries and costume jewelry. She had no access to a sewing machine or to a room where she could create her art. She sewed every stitch by hand and created unique and lovely purses decorated with colorful beads and bangles.

After her death, a volunteer who befriended Penny happened upon an antique store in downtown Prescott. Penny’s purses were on display and for sale. The store owner knew Penny and told of several occasions when, after hours, Penny would bang on the store’s front door shouting, “I know you’re in there. Open up. I’ve got purses for you and I need money.” The store owner accepted them and Penny went on her way.

Five of Penny’s Purses have been purchased from the antique store by women who want to make sure that Penny’s Purses live on to help other homeless women. Volunteers will be meeting at the shelter to make purses that are in the spirit of the original Penny’s Purses and to encourage current guests at the shelter to participate. All proceeds will be contributed to the women’s shelter.

Continuing to create purses in her honor and memory will ensure that Penny’s spirit lives on to help current and future women guests at the shelter. We are sure that Penny would be pleased to know that there is now a safe place for women each night

Address: Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, 134 S. Montezuma Street , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-776-7717 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: rowena@rowenaart.net
Web: www.artsprescott.com

21 - 23Art! The 4th Dimension - Gallery Art Walk - Enjoy Prescott at its best! Autumn

Program Guides and maps can be picked up at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery.

Address: 134 S. Montezuma St - Heart of Whiskey Row , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-776-7717 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: rowena@rowenaart.net
Web: www.artsprescott.com

December

258Mt Artists Annual Holiday Craft & Gift Show - Annual holiday gift & craft show added to "Food For The Soul" exhibit. Christmas crafts of all types & price ranges. Gallery Hours.

Address: Mountain Artists Gallery, 228 N Alarcon St , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-2510 (Always call and confirm events)

25Annual Arizona's Largest Gingerbread Village - 100+ edible & enchanting castles, estates, houses, cookie decorating for the kids.

Address: Prescott Resort , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-776-1666 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.prescottresort.com

29AZ0514012e043 - PrescottFrontier Christmas Open House - Sharlot Hall Museum will help Arizona's Christmas City welcome in the holiday season when it presents its annual Frontier Christmas Open House immediately following the Courthouse Lighting ceremony in downtown Prescott. "Christmas-past" will come alive with festive luminarias, seasonal entertainment, holiday traditions, costumed greeters and Christmas fare representative of Arizona's territorial past. The $2 admission (Museum members and children are free) gives access to the Museum's finely decorated historic buildings, period seasonal music, refreshments and homemade cookies, a Christmas tree with vintage decorations, and engaging stories of yesteryear. 6-8PM.

Address: Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W Gurley St , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-3122 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kristen@sharlot.orgkristen@sharlot.org
Web: sharlot.org
Fee: $2; members & children free

6Christmas Parade & Courthouse Lighting - Santa visits Arizona's Christmas City in this festive and elaborate parade through downtown Prescott. Then continue the celebration with carols and festivities as the Courthouse comes ablaze at the lighting ceremony. Frontier Christmas Open House at Sharlot Hall Museum. Christmas Around the Kiva at Smoki Museum. Jingle Bell 5K run.

Parade 1 PM; Courthouse Lighting 6 PM.

Address: Courthouse Plaza , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-445-2000 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.prescott.org
Fee: Free

6Mountain Spinners and Weavers Guild - Public Announcements - Holiday Meeting and Party.

Address: Adult Center in Prescott, 335 E. Aubrey , Prescott, Arizona
Ph: 928-899-3574 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.artsprescott.com

12Acker Night 2013 - Acker Night is over 100 Prescott, Arizona downtown businesses featuring a variety of performers in their place of business and on the Courthouse Plaza. This magical holiday celebration is the primary fundraising activity of the J.S. Acker Music Park Association. The performers are all volunteering their time. Please give generously to the TIPS for Scholarships! bags that are staged with the performing act at each venue. Your contributions will be used to award Local Area Youth with Performing Arts Scholarships! This annual event traditionally happens on the first Friday evening after the Courthouse Tree Lighting.

Address: Downtown Prescott Courthouse Plaza 5:30pm - 8:30pm , Prescott, Arizona
Email: meredith.hughes@msn.com
Web: www.ackershowcase.com
Fee: Donations requested


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