Prescott Office of Tourism - January Newsletter

Updated Prescott web banner

Prescott Office of Tourism

January 2012 

Follow Us!


 Find us on Facebook        Follow us on Twitter 




STEPS: Children's Art Show Exhibit 

January 3-30

'Tis Art Center & Gallery

105 S. Cortez St.


The nine 2011 STEPS students are 4th or 5th graders who completed a series of classes entitled An Introduction to Various Forms of Art Media. Their completed works will be on display and for sale in the 'Tis Art Center's Mezzanine Gallery throughout the month of January.  



"Wish You Were Here"  


January 6 - February 18 

Prescott Center for
the Arts

208 N. Marina St.


Wish You Were Here! The places artists have traveled have been portrayed in many ways throughout the centuries.  Our artists interpret places that may be real or imaginary.

Each work of art will be accompanied by a "postcard" sent to a friend in Arizona.  

Opening Night reception, Jan 6 at 5:00-7:00 pm. Light refreshments. Free.



Arizona History Adventure 


January 14

Sharlot Hall Museum

415 W. Gurley St.


"Mending: a Never Ending Job" is the theme for this month's educational adventure. In an era when most clothing was made by hand, making things last by mending them was an important job. Included with Museum admission.   



Artist Demonstration "Tricks of the Trade III"   


January 14-15

Phippen Museum

4701 Hwy. 89 N.


Two Dry Creek Arts Fellowship artists will be on hand all weekend demonstrating their skilled trades such as rawhide braiding, horsehair hitching, engraving, tooling leather, drawing or painting.

Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday - 1 to 4 pm



Sunday Cinema:  

Green Fire


January 15   

Highlands Center for Natural History

1375 S. Walker Rd.

The first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold's extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement.

Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land. For more information, or to watch the trailer,
visit the website. 


John McCutcheon Concert


January 21

Elks Opera House 

117 E. Gurley St..

John McCutcheon is a folk singer and multi-instrumentalist. He is one of the most prolific and entertaining musicians working today. He is regarded among the preeminent exponents of traditional Appalachian music.


John is equally respected as a topical songwriter; his vivid ballads follow the tradition of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. In fact, his latest CD is his rendition of 15 Woody Guthrie songs.


This concert is a benefit for New Horizons Independent Living Center and Granite Peak Arts.


4th Friday Art Walk      

January 27

Various Prescott locations  


The 4th Friday of the month offers locals and visitors a night out with fun, food, music and art.   


Pick up your self-guided Art Walk map at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce (117 W. Goodwin)


PCA Presents: Ronny Cox


January 27

Various Prescott locations  


Actor and musician Ronny Cox (from Deliverance and other blockbuster films) is an accomplished folk music performer, having worked with folk music greats like Jack Williams (who was with Prescott Center for the Arts for the 2010-2011 season).  


Pre-show reception with Ronny Cox in the Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. Reception and concert is $30, concert only is $17. 


For tickets, call 928-445-3286 or visit their website. 


Youth Art Workshop: Watercolor Treasure Maps


January 28

Phippen Museum

4701 Hwy. 89 N.   


Young treasure seekers will create their very own map to the Lost Dutchman mine! Ages 8 and up.

From 1:00 to 2:30 pm. 


Bringing Them Home: The Chautauquas


January 29

Sharlot Hall Museum

415 W. Gurley St.    

Historian, poet, free thinker and museum founder Sharlot M. Hall, performed by Jody Drake.  


Admission: members $3, nonmembers $5, under 18 free. Call 928-445-3122 to make a reservation; seating is limited. 

"Byway of Arizona" Music Series


January 7 - Sharlot Hall Museum
415 W. Gurley St., 7:00 pm      


Enjoy this performance of The OK Chorale and its "Arizona Music History" show. This popular Arizona-based group is dedicated to preserving western history through the telling of the stories in a unique and entertaining way. By combining the wonderful sounds of real cowboy harmony with the fascinating history of the old west, the OK Chorale is sure to leave you with great memories and a smile on your face.

Tickets are $10 ($8 for Museum members) in advance and $14 at the door. Call 928-445-3122 for tickets and information; seating is limited


The Sunshine Boys    

January 12-21 - Prescott Center for the Arts

208 N. Marina St. 


The hilarious and endearing story of two elderly Vaudevillians, Lewis and Clark, asked to reunite for a TV comedy special despite years of strong animosity between them.  Willie Clark, long past his employability as an actor, is managed by his long-suffering nephew, Ben, who tries to amiably reunite the pair long enough to make their appearance for the special. 

After a tumultuous rehearsal period, Al Lewis and Willie arrive at the studio with disastrously comic results and an ultimately heart-warming ending. By Neil Simon. Directed by Jon Meyer.

January 12-14 & 19-21: 7:30 pm
January 15 & 21: 2 pm

For tickets, call 928-445-3286 or visit their website.



"A Place Called Home" 


January 13 - February 10
Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse

232 N. Granite St.   


This exhibition features the collaborative sculptural works of Prescott-based artists Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis.    


Asay and Davis have partnered since 1983 as collaborative artists creating sculptures and installations from natural materials. These minimalist works focus on the organic richness of the material itself. There will be a reception for the artists on Friday, January 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The artists state, "In this exhibition . . .we explore familiar materials that abound in the Prescott Basin. Because the land is so diverse in its offerings, we are able to bring together but a sampling of all that there is to be experienced in this amazing place that we have called home for so long. Each sculpture speaks for itself, but carries with it the joy we find in discovery and collaborative sharing. May these materials that we know so well strike a chord deep within all who call Prescott home."   


Join us on Friday, January 27 at 7:00 pm for an artist talk with Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis in the gallery. All events are free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information, please contact 928-350-2341 or visit their website.  


Cultural Connections: Cowboys and Indians in Sculpture    


January 14 - April 28  
Smoki Museum

147 N. Arizona Ave. 


Featuring the work of Bill Nebeker, CA and Doug Hyde, Nez Perce. A cocktail reception with the artists will take place from 2pm to 6pm - members of the museum are free, guests $10 per person.

Artists Bill Nebeker, CA and Doug Hyde, Nez Perce combine their talents in stone and bronze to bring a one of a kind exhibit to the Smoki Museum. Hyde and Nebeker, long time friends, combine their unique perspectives - Cowboy and Indian, in their sculptures.

Each artist tells of the same people in very different ways. Approximately 30 sculptures will be on display throughout the museum gallery. The show will be accompanied by lectures and demonstrations. Contact the Smoki Museum directly for more information and a specific schedule of events during the exhibit.  


The Blues from A to Z  


January 15 - Elks Opera House  

117 E. Gurley St., 2:00 pm  


An all-new concert production created by Lonely Street Productions and Bad News Blues Bandleader Mike "Johnny Guitar" Blommer. The show will examine the origins of the blues from the cotton fields of the southern US through the juke-joint days of the 30's and 40's, and then lead you into the era of electric blues when Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon and Jimmy Reed ruled the airwaves.

From there we'll explore how the Blues expanded with the music of legends such as B.B. King and Buddy Guy, eventually evolving into the more modern blues-rock sound of artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top.  

Starring a cast of top-notch talent from the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame including Johnny Guitar, Alex Flores, "Hurricane" Carla Brownlee, Steve Grams, Stefan George, Tom Walbank and more. This show will feature the hottest blues you'll ever hear from A-Z.

For tickets, call 928-777-1370 or visit their website


The Music of ABBA: ARRIVAL 


January 28 - Yavapai College Performance Hall  
1100 E. Sheldon St., 7:30 pm      


ARRIVAL From Sweden is the world's finest and best-selling ABBA show band and has toured over 35 nations and appeared on TV and radio all over the world. Only ARRIVAL From Sweden is authorized to copy ABBA's original stage outfits and perform both hits and unreleased material by the original band.

For tickets, call 877-928-4253 or visit the Yavapai College Performance Hall website

Updated Prescott web banner


Official Office of Tourism Logo 


For information, please call 800-266-7534.