Sixty-five years ago Harry Truman was president, Ed Sullivan premiered his new TV show, and you could buy a brand new Ford 4-door sedan for about $1,200. And, the first annual Gold Rush Days celebration was held in Wickenburg, Arizona. It’s now a new century, and Wickenburg is continuing that tradition by hosting its 65th Annual Gold Rush Days on Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10. It’s a great event, and a wonderful time to visit small town Arizona at its liveliest.
As part of the celebration, the Wickenburg Art Club will be featuring an art show of local artists right on Wickenburg’s historic Valentine Street. As a juried member of the Art Club, I’ll be exhibiting for my first year, and look forward to seeing you there. I’ll be showing all three days and many of my new works will be featured. A great friend of mine, and a nearby Congress, Arizona resident, Terrie Grasse, will be in the booth with me.
Be sure to make the short trip to Wickenburg on one of the festival’s days. There’s something for everyone of all ages including the Senior Pro Rodeo, parade, food and drinks, stage entertainment and much more. Full details are here, and please visit Terrie Grasse’s web site to preview some of the exciting paintings she’ll be showing.