64th Annual Fine Art & Crafts Festival
Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Courthouse Plaza, Prescott, AZ
Prescott, Arizona's Mountain Artists Guild presents its 64th Annual Fine Art & Crafts Festival on August 9 and 10, 2014. This juried festival is free and open to the public, and it's not just cowboy art. The Festival showcases a wide range of fine art and the work of a select group of artisans and crafters on the grass under the many tall trees that shade the Historic Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott. The Festival is hosted by the Mountain Artists Guild, a non-profit group of artists that has been supporting art and art education in the Prescott area since its founding by Mabel Laurence and famous Cowboy Artist George Phippen in 1949.
There will be nearly 120 of the best artists and artisans in the West offering their finest creations for display and sale. There are also arts and crafts demonstrations that will both fascinate and entertain while revealing some of the secrets of artistic creation. Another favorite place is the interactive Kids Art Zone where youngsters of all ages can try their hand at creating real art projects under the instruction of professional artists and crafters. By adding a ChildrenÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Face Painting Booth, a Quick Draw Caricatures Booth and lots of fun Festival Foods, we think we have assembled all the ingredients needed for a really fun and memorable day in Prescott for couples and families alike.
On Saturday the Mountain Artists Guild Stage will feature Terry Furlong, former lead of the Classic Rock Group "The Grass Roots" and his new band, "Re-Rooted." Terry and his band will recreate his great hits, songs we have all heard thousands of times; hits like Live for Today, Temptation Eyes, Midnight Confessions and so many more that made The Grass Roots one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Get up and dance, rock along in your lawn chair or just find a place on the courthouse steps to sit and enjoy this great band on Saturday, August 9 from 1-3pm.
Resting at 5,300 feet elevation and surrounded by the scenic mountains of Central Arizona, the Prescott Courthouse Square is an exceptionally attractive venue, a joy to exhibitors and visitors alike. Located along Montezuma Street and Prescott's infamous Whiskey Row, one-time haunt of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday, the Festival site is within easy walking distance of fine restaurants, wonderful and unique shops, art galleries, modern and historic hotels and more than a few places where you can wet your whistle. Parking is easy at the city's Granite Street Parking Garage, one-half block from the Festival site. This event attracts people from all over the country who enjoy fine art and crafts, music, and a day under the shade of the big trees of Prescott's Courthouse Square. So set your GPS to 120 S. Cortez Street for the Festival or 135 S. Granite Street for the Parking Garage, both in Prescott, AZ 86303 and get ready to have some fun!