Welcome to the Prescott Area Arts and Humanities Council’s website!
PAAHC has had low visibility in town the past few years, with the exception of having helped to organize the Arizona Centennial celebration here in Prescott. As the new PAAHC President, one of my goals is to try to make PAAHC more visible again and more of a presence in our community. The first initiative to help realize the goal is inaugurating a free, brown-bag, lunch interview series called, “My Life in Art,” in which I will ask area artists (which will include a wide definition of the word “Artist” to include visual artists, actors, singers, musicians, administrators, writers, entrepreneurs, etc.) questions about the life as artists. The interview will last no more than 30 minutes and will allow the audience to ask questions after the interview.
PAAHC will, as it’s been doing for many years now, continue to administer Grants to non-profit arts organizations in town with funds generously appropriated by City Council from the Bed Tax revenue.
As part of the goal to make PAAHC more visible is a new and more user friendly website, re-designed by PAAHC Board Member, Terri New. Please let us know how we can make the website more effective for you.
PAAHC membership has waned greatly in the past few years, another issue to be rectified. Arts organizations and individual artists can be members of PAAHC. Why become a PAAHC member? If for no other reason, it gives artists and organizations a more effective voice in City government.
PAAHC has a small number of members because of its low visibility and relative inactivity, but has had low visibility and has been relatively inactive because of low membership. I encourage you or your organization to become a member of PAAHC, get involved and make Art more present and better heard in Prescott.
Prescott is known for its wondrous outdoor activities, Whiskey Row and the “World’s Oldest Rodeo” (all amazing and treasured). Prescott should also be known for being a haven to and of ART. But in order to make that a reality, all artists and arts organizations need to work together and hopefully, PAAHC can be the conduit for that to happen. Join PAAHC today and let’s make Prescott one of the most desired Arts destinations in Arizona! Thank you!
PAAHC President Executive Director
Prescott Center for the Arts
THE ARTS IN PRESCOTTMile-high Prescott is a community small in size, but is big on arts & culture. Our dedication to the arts is seen year after year, through the many museums & galleries to local theater groups. Residents and visitors can experience arts and culture through the numerous signature events that Prescott hosts. Deep historical and cultural roots-including ranching, mining, Old West cowboys and Native American tribal life-continually make there way into the town's museums and art works, as well as special annual events. Local art advocates work hard to keep arts & culture alive in Prescott.
Watch this video to learn about the incredible arts scene in Prescott featuring arts leaders: Cindy Gresser, Vivienne Farmer, John Langellier, Kim Villalpando and Jon Meyer.