This promotional video for Snowdrift Art Space was produced by Morgan Myrick and Liana Warren as their final project for the Creative Media and Film Capstone course in the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University. We thank them for their interest in Snowdrift! Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt_KRh-r0S8
Snowdrift Art Space hosted the Snowdrift Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 2 to 5 pm. Admission was free for the 50 or so visitors who came and enjoye holiday decorations and refreshments. As always, you can schedule a guided tour of Snowdrift Art Space via email. The decorations will be up through New Years Day 2018!
Snowdrift held an Open House during the Mid Summer’s Day in Winslow, which featured events across downtown from the Winslow Visitor’s Center/Hubbell Trading Post to La Posada Hotel. Our thanks to the community partners — the Winslow Chamber of Commerce and the City of Winslow — for all the work they put into this event. Snowdrift had a great turnout of 150 visitors!
Snowdrift Art Space regrets to inform our supporters that we will not be presenting Winslow’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration this year. Even though we will not be hosting a public event, Día de los Muertos altars in the Family Chapel are available for viewing though private tours of Snowdrift. E-mail us here to set up an appointment.
Families celebrate Día de los Muertos throughout Latin America and the Southwestern United States to remember their departed ancestors and loved ones. They pray, sing, dance, and place ofrendas (offerings) at graves and altars for the departed, who are thought to briefly visit the earth at this time each year to make sure that all is well and they have not been forgotten. Ofrendas on altars often include flowers, candles, incense, sugar skulls, and statues of saints as well as pictures, personal items, and favorite dishes of the departed.
Snowdrift Art Space was honored to host the Material Girls’ 2016 Quilt Guild Show on Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24 *and* Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1, 2016. Hours were from 10 am to 6 pm each day, and admission was $2.
Dozens of quilts in multiple categories were on display, and visitors voted for their favorite. The drawing for a raffled quilt was held at 4 pm on Saturday, October 1, and tickets were on sale at the door for $1 per ticket, $5 for 6 tickets, or $10 for 12 tickets.
Charlie from Odegaard’s Sewing Center in Flagstaff sold quilting supplies the first weekend, and Sharon from Painted Desert Quilts in Holbrook did the same on the second weekend. For more information about future quilt shows, call Elaine at 928-289-5032.
On November 1, 2015, Snowdrift Art Space presented Winslow’s Día de los Muertos Celebration. Families celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) throughout Latin America and the Southwestern United States to remember their departed ancestors and loved ones. They pray, sing, dance, and place ofrendas (offerings) at graves and altars for the departed, who are thought to briefly visit the earth at this time each year to make sure that all is well and they have not been forgotten. Ofrendas on altars may include flowers, candles, incense, sugar skulls, and statues of saints as well as pictures, personal items, and favorite dishes of the departed.
Over 300 people attended this free annual event, and we thank all our returning partners for its success: to the members of the public who set up individuals altars or added their own ofrendas for departed family and friends to Snowdrift’s Community Altar; to Flagstaff Nuestras Raices for their Sugar Skull Workshop; to the Winslow Ballet Folklorico for their great performance; to Sandi Martinez and family for selling Día de los Muertos crafts; to Christa Knox and her Winslow Middle School students for displaying their paper mache “sugar” skulls at the event; and to the Winslow Arts Trust and the Winslow Chamber of Commerce for their continued financial support.