The Greenlee County Tourism Council will be presenting the 7th Annual Colors of Copper Fine Arts Competition & Showing the first weekend in November at the Galleria Coronado on Chase Creek Street in Clifton. The event will serve up fine art and fine wine from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd, and fine art showing and craft beer tasting on Sunday, November 3rd.
The event will feature the artwork of 31 artists. All of the art being shown is for sale. The event showcases fine art, which is painting, sculpture, jewelry and photography. Prize money is being awarded in three categories: Two dimensional art, three dimensional art and functional and decorative art, such as jewelry, bowls, etc.
The event started seven years ago as an art competition. Some southern Arizona wineries became interested in the art show and began offering wine tasting and sales at the event. The event soon became an art competition and wine gala.
Two wineries from Southern Arizona will be showcasing their wines at the event: Zarpara Winery in Willcox and Sonoita Vineyards in Elgin will have wine tasting samples and bottles of wine for sale. Wine tasters will purchase tickets for wine sampling and will receive a commemorative wine glass for sampling. People will be able to sample the various wines the wineries bring and will be able to purchase wine. The wineries are also donating a full case of wine that will be raffled at the event to raise money for the Colors of Copper.
There will also be craft beer tasting on Sunday from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday’s event will also feature Fine Art and Football.
Craft beer has become the fastest-growing segment of beverage industry in the United States. Colors of Copper has partnered with III Counties Distributing to offer Arizona breweries beer for tasting. Similar to wine tasting, people can purchase 10 tickets for beer sampling on Sunday. Ticket holders will receive a cup for tasting. Samples will be 4 ounce pours. Cans of craft beer will also be available for sale to consume on premises. Attendees on Sunday will be able to sample and purchase craft beer while enjoying NFL football on a video screen. Beer snacks will also be available to go with the beer. The event will be similar to other beer festivals.
The Fall Festival Craft Fair will be taking place on Saturday on Chase Creek Street, also. The festival will benefit the Morenci High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. There will be 36 vendors lining the street with crafts, retail items and food from 9:oo a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The money raised from the raffles and booth fees goes to the scholarship fund for Morenci High School Seniors.
253 Chase Creek Street