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FEBRUARY 2019

FREE Youth Art Workshop
Cowboy Valentines
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 10AM
Children can show that special someone they care with a handmade Valentine. Kids will explore ink stamping, use of appliques, lace making and clay molding to come up with a unique holiday gift. So come take advantage of the museum's resources and win someone's heart with a special handcrafted Valentine. Drop ins are welcome but, if possible, register at (928)778-1385.

MARCH 2019

FREE Youth Art Workshop
Western Key Rings
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at 10AM
Here’s a chance to try your hand at leather-crafting. Finish this piece with some tool-ing and stain to make a unique and useful gift for someone special (like yourself). But there will be tools and permanent dyes involved– so be sure to dress appropriately. Drop ins are welcome but, if possible, register at (928)778-1385.

The Fine Line Between Old West Lawmen & the Outlaw Life with Alan Rockman
Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at 1PM
Back when the American Southwest was an untamed and dangerous place to make a living, there was a fine line between being an old west lawman and being considered an outlaw. These characters existed in a convoluted grey area where men operated on both sides of the law, crossing back and forth with little forethought or repercussion. In fact, this line was crossed so many times in the history of the old west that some of its most notable figures al-luded their dubious pasts, served as the law in some of the area’s most desolate regions and then ended up returning from time to time to their criminal roots. To find out the whole story, please join author and historian, Alan Rockman, for this fascinating exploration of these fa-mous icons of the west who are difficult to classify as merely good or evil. 

Haunted Prescott with Parker Anderson & Darlene Wilson
Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 1PM
When Arizona was created as a U.S. territory in 1864, Prescott became its first capital. Ac-companying the city's rich history is an equally dramatic heritage of supernatural manifesta-tions. Visitors report a strange chill in the Palace Restaurant and taps on the shoulder at the Smoki Museum. Lingering spirits crowd famed hotels like the Vendome and the Has-sayampa Inn, as well as theaters such as the Elks Opera House and Prescott Center for the Arts. Learn the secrets of Prescott's cemeteries and the truth about the hangings on the Courthouse Plaza as Parker Anderson and Darlene Wilson lead members and guests on an excursion through the haunted sites of Arizona's mile-high city.

Ghost Towns of the Second World War: Arizona's Historic Military Sites with Erik Berg
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 1PM
When America entered the Second World War, Arizona’s sparse population and mild weather made it an ideal location for training facilities and prisoner of war camps. And by the war’s end, the Grand Canyon state had trained more airplane pi-lots than any other, hosted the country’s largest Prisoner of War camp, and was an integral part of the largest military training grounds in history. This exciting presentation by author and historian, Erik Berg, explores Arizona’s war-time role by focusing on the stories of those WWII sites that still have significant features that remain from the war period. It will include many photographs and first-hand accounts. Presented in cooperation with Arizona Humanities' Speaker's Bureau, AZ Speaks.

APRIL 2019

FREE Youth Art Workshop
Rock Cactus Garden
Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at 10AM
Let your imagination run free and build an Arizona favorite - the miniature cactus garden. No mess, no watering needed, and best of all, no sticky spines. These cacti are smooth rocks that you paint and dress up to look like the real thing. 

Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing
Thursday, April 11th, 2019 from 5:30-7:30PM
$35 per person; reservations required
Must be 21 or older to participate
Join us for another memorable evening of art and fun. This two-hour excursion is designed for those who enjoy wine but may know nothing about painting. Discover hidden wells of creativity as artist and Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen, leads you through the step-by-step process of creating your own original Western-themed acrylic painting ... a fun-filled evening of art, wine and dessert appetizers will result in a painting that is finished and suitable for framing. But call (928)778-1385 to make your reservation today as these events are extremely popular and seating is limited.

MAY 2019

FREE Youth Art Workshop
Perspective Drawing
Satuday, May 4th at 10AM
Recommended for ages 9 and older
Discover the art secrets of the great renaissance painters and one of the fundamentals of realistic drawing and painting – the use of perspective. Kids are guided in an art exercise to create a perspective painting while docents discuss the concepts of perspective: vanishing point, horizon, and eye-level, and demonstrate one and two point perspective. 

16th Annual Miniature Masterpiece Show & Sale 
Wednesday, May 1st - June 2nd
More than 60 successful and estabalished western artists have been invited to display small works of art to be sold by draw at fixed prices to benefit the Museum. Arwork will be on display throughout the the month of May. Collectors will be able to place an intent-to-purchase either in person or on-line, so make plans to visit the Phippen and enjoy these works by some of the West's most renowned artists, then make an offer on one or several of these outstanding and reasonably priced pieces of art. The Live Drawing will be held on Monday, May 27th at 11AM.

3rd Annual PAWs (Phippen Award Winners) to Celebrate - Small Works to Go 
Saturday, May 4th - June 2nd
Opening Reception on May 4th at 5:30PM
This exhibition and sales event is created with both new and experienced western art collectors in mind, featuring paintings and sculptures by award-winning artists from our past three annual western art shows. Purchasers can leave with their art at any time during the event and unsolc pieces will remain on display and available for purchase throughout the show.

45th Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday, May 25th & 26th from 9AM to 5PM
& Monday, May 27th from 9AM to 3PM
Arizona’s premiere, outdoor western art show and sale is held over Memorial Day weekend on the grounds of the famous Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza in historic Prescott, Arizona. It features over 90 outstanding Western artists from all across the nation. Weekend events include Quick Draw competitions, live art auctions, an Western Artist Meet 'n Greet dinner and much more!

JUNE 2019

FREE Youth Art Workshop
Brands & Bookmarks
Saturday, June 1st at 10AM
Recommended ages 9 and older
Make your own leather bookmark and personalize it with a cowboy brand that you design. Learn about brands, their history and how to read these unique symbols. This class is an introduction to leatherworking and leather tooling.

Summer Wine at the Phippen -The Romance of Western Art with Neal McEwen
Saturday, June 9th, 2019 from 2-4PM
Cost $10; Reservations required
Must be 21 or older to participate
Join us as we kick off summer with a delightful afternoon program. Partake in light wine libations and some delicious appetizers as Museum Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen, visits highlights in the story of Art of the American West and the artists who helped shape our impressions of the West and its denziens.

JULY 2019

FREE Youth Art Workshop
Pioneer Journal
Saturday, July 6th at 10AM
Make your own personal hard bound journal for writing stories, thoughts, drawings and ideas. Learn the basics of bookmaking and discover the vanishing art of calligraphy-then let your imagination run wild and make up your own stories of pioneer experiences.

Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing
Thursday, July 18th, 2019 from 5:30-7:30PM
$35 per person; reservations required
Must be 21 or older to participate
Join us for another memorable evening of art and fun. This two-hour excursion is designed for those who enjoy wine but may know nothing about painting. Discover hidden wells of creativity as artist and Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen, leads you through the step-by-step process of creating your own original Western-themed acrylic painting ... a fun-filled evening of art, wine and dessert appetizers will result in a painting that is finished and suitable for framing. But call (928)778-1385 to make your reservation today as these events are extremely popular and seating is limited.

Arizona Place Names: Our Map & How It Got That Way with Gregory McNamee
Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 1PM
Place names are like fossil poetry...they afford a kind of folk history, a snapshot in time that enables us to read in them a record of important events. It also allows us to reconstruct something of the members of a culture when they first assigned names to the places they saw. The United States has over 3.5 million place names, and there is no part of the world where nomenclature is so rich, poetical, humorous and picturesque, providing a tradition to which Arizona has had more than its share of contributions. In this lively presentation, Arizona writer and historian, Gregory McNamee, talks about the Four P’s of Arizona place names and examines the history of venues from Ali Shonak to Zephyr.

AUGUST 2019

FREE Youth Art Workshop
Horse Shoe Hijinks 
Saturday, August 3rd at 10AM
After the horse is through with his shoe, this lowly piece of equestrian equipment gets a second life as an art object. Join the fun as we turn an ordinary piece of scrap iron into a cherished wall hanging.

Aldo Leopold with Stephen Morgan
Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 1PM
Join us for this exciting chataqua as Stephen Morgan brings us the life and experiences of ecologist, naturalist and writer, Aldo Leopold. Leopold was notable for his portrayals of the various natural environments through which he had moved, or had known for many years. He displayed impressive intimacy with what exists and happens in nature, and offered frank criticism of the harm he believed was frequently done to natural systems (such as land) out of a sense of a culture, or society's, sovereign ownership over the land – eclipsing any sense of a community of life to which humans belong.

SEPTEMBER 2019

FREE Youth Art Workshop
Mystery Braids
Saturday, September 7th at 10AM
Recommended for ages 10 and older
Come have fun and learn the secret technique to crafting a leather braided wristband. Amaze your friends and challenge them to figure out just how you did it.

13th Annual Phippen Fall Gathering
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 5:30PM
$30 per person; children 8 and under FREE

A perfect evening of great Western fun, food and friendship await guests at at our 13th annual Fall Gathering celebration, commemorating our Grand Opening in 1984. Attendees will be treated to a delicious Ranch-style barbeque, authentic Western entertainment, a very special raffle drawing and the Arizona Rancher & Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  The Rancher and Cowboy Hall of Fame is a permanent exhibit that features biographical information, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia from notable Arizona ranchers and cowboys. Sky Daddy will also be on hand to provide entertainment with dance rhythms for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Throw in Big Daddy E's special brand of Ranch style cooking and you're in for another special evening of unique Western fun like only the Phippen can provide. The cost is $30 per person and reservations must be made in advance by calling the museum. Children under 8 will be admitted free but call now because space is limited for this ever popular event. For more information or to RSVP, please call the Phippen Museum at (928)778-1385.

OCTOBER 2019

3rd Annual CLAY OUT WEST Sculpture Jamboree & Competition for Kids
$10 per student; reservations required
The museum is hosting its third annual clay sculpture contest, open to all area students interested in trying their hands at sculpture. Participants are invited to our hands-on workshops with instruction in the clay sculpture process. They're then invited to execute a Western-themed sculpture. Certificates are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in three age categories (Elementary, Middle School & High School) and first-place winners will have their sculptures rendered as actual bronze statues for display in the museum.
Youth Art Workshops Dates
Saturday, October 5                      10AM-4PM
Saturday, October 19                    10AM-4PM
Sunday, October 6, 13, 20 & 27          1–4PM
Sunday, November 3                            1-4PM
         Sign up by calling the museum at (928)778-1385.


 *PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15% fee for cancellations up to 1 week before paid programming; no refunds are given after that time. (All refunds will be dispersed by check.)