Rural Art Fair In Cascabel, AZ This Weekend 12/4-12/5by Charles Spillar on Dec. 02, 2010, under arts, Tucson Art
If you want to take a trip out of Tucson this weekend plan on visiting the Casabel Community Fair. It is a celebration of rural Arizona beauty, history, hospitality, diversity and artistic expression in an awe-inspiring outdoor setting.
Cascabel is located along the banks of the beautiful San Pedro River about an hour and a half drive from Tucson. Take I-10 through Benson to exit 306. Head north through Pomerene. Follow the signs for 20 more miles on a scenic country road.
Event sponsors, the Cascabel Community Center, Volunteer Fire Department, and Garden and Orchard Group will serve a homemade lunch and desserts and hold a dollar raffle for a multitude of prizes, including a homemade quilt.
Live music adds to the pleasant ambiance of this rural adventure. Live music includes Slim, Tom and Emily of “Way Out West”, Mike Ringnell from Willcox, “Debbie ‘n Miller with the San Pedro Sand Trouts”, La Luna Tunes, Keny Templeton, San Pedro Sand Trouts, Steve Dunlap, Mike Ringnell and Bisbeeites Mark Apel, Steve and Vince.
There are three very different sites all within a pleasant walking distance. Handicap parking is available. The Oasis Bird Sanctuary conducts scheduled tours of their exotic birds and sells products that support animal rescue efforts.
Akasha Center of Light offers original paintings and unique Christmas decorations by the resident artist. Cascabel Clayworks will host an open house. Joining them will be many other fine artisans displaying their work in fiber, metal, wood, jewelry, clay, leather, photography and more.
You will enjoy touring the wide variety of locally made products displayed under the mesquite canopy. There is a fourth stop you won’t want to miss. Visit our friends at Forever Home Donkey Rescue on your way back home.
Please remember, rural Arizona still has gravel roads. You’ll be travelling five miles beyond the pavement. Take your time, keep the dust down, and enjoy the scenery. We look forward to seeing you and sharing some traditional rural neighborhood fun.
Date and location: Saturday and Sunday, December 4th & 5th, 2010, 10am-4pm each day For more information view their website: http://www.cascabel.org