Winslow-Snowdrift-HistoricSnowdriftArt-Winslow-BabbittsIn 2002, Dan Lutzick , a sculptor and partner on the La Posada Hotel rehabilitation project, purchased the former Babbitt Brothers Mercantile and began an extensive renovation process.

Named after an old shortening advertisement still visible on the east side of the building, Snowdrift now houses a 23,000-square-foot multipurpose space, including a 7,000-square-foot main gallery, a 10,000-square-foot basement studio, and the Lutzick’s home. Snowdrift provides guided tours by appointment only.

In 2014, Snowdrift and the Old Trails Museum presented the Snowdrift Art Space Centennial Celebration. The museum debuted Snowdrift Art Space: One Hundred Years of History, now on permanent display at Snowdrift and as PDFs below.

The exhibit tells the story of the building’s evolution from the Babbitt Brothers’ largest branch store to an art gallery and community event space:

Snowdrift Art Space-Panel 1-The Babbitt Brothers in Winslow

Snowdrift Art Space-Panel 2-Babbitts on the Mother Road

Snowdrift Art Space-Panel 3-Snowdrift Art Space is Born