Mark your calendars for this upcoming event, Friday – Sunday April 16 – 18th

Sounds like fun!  Several of my pointillism paintings are in the Miami Art Works Gallery located right in the middle of the action.

The information written below are the words of Ken Boe of Miami Art Works.

Boomtown Spree 2010 Miami, AZ    April 16, 17 & 18    “Copper Creates Community”

Once again the annual “Boomtown Spree” is upon us in Miami, Arizona! What is the Boomtown Spree? It is a festival, a street fair, a mining contest, a dance party, an art walk, a poetry reading — PLUS — much more! Boomtown is a full weekend of fun, food and entertainment with family activities for every taste with crafts, music, inter-active arts, face-painting, henna temporary tattoos, hoopsters, poetry readings,  dancing and Arizona artists!

The Miami Loco Soundstage will take over the parking lot next to Miami Art Works, 509 W Sullivan Street for Boomtown April 16, 17, and 18. There will be many musical acts such as a 4 piece acoustic act, as well as poets lead by Cleopache, chalk art on the pavement, and numerous surprise acts. Last year Miami Art Works thrilled the town with its flying saucer “bed” in the bed race chased by hordes of Zombies.

The Fitzpatrick-Barcon building will be open to the public with works by Scottsdale painter George Caramanna. Seventh Fish Studios in the newly remodeled Hughes Drug building with feature the paintings of Miami artist Liz Weibler. The Coppermine Picture Cafe will feature henna and acrylic paintings by Joanna23, and experimental encaustic paintings by Ken Boe, and Miami Art Works will feature their group show of numerous local and regional artists. So if anyone missed the highly successful Miami Loco Art Walk, this is another chance to see much of the work.

Weekend activities include: State Mining Championship, Men and Women competing at hand mining skills that made this country great! Youth Mining Contest Sunday. Copper Crawl Hill Run, like no other! 5K and 13K Run up the ridge, through the hills and back down! Sunday afternoon highlights include: The Red Springs Express Bed Race, presented by Copper Cities Rotary! The Keystone Stairs Climb! The Car & Motorcycle Show & Shine!

Miami Art Works creates community with arts, music and poetry plus a full stage show with Arizona artists from Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Tucson, Casa Grande, Prescott, Camp Verde, Globe and Miami. On Saturday, April 17th musical acts include:

“Mary Godfrey & The Lotus Band”
“B 4 Skin”
“Pushing Buttons”
“Cr!s!s S!sters”
“Cadillac Steak House!”
“Batting Cage”
“ElectroShock Box”

Special performances include:

Joanna 23 Henna Body Art, Belly-Dance & Fashion Designer

Brandy Lintecum, Phoenix Poet, SlamMaster & Artist

Open Mic Poetry Reading hosted Jason Davis (JAD) Poet & Artist

Special Surprise Guests!

Admission is Free!

Come Early Friday for the Parade down Sullivan Street at 6:00 PM!

Miami “Boomtown Spree” is held annually each April to commemorate this copper mining “boomtown” that was started in 1909, and became the new hometown for over 10,000 miners and their families. The first Boomtown Spree was held in 1939, interrupted by WWII, and disappeared in the 1960’s. By the 1990’s the tradition returned with vitality.

Today, Miami is now the new “Boomtown” of the arts, harnessing a new “Art West” spirit of the traditional and the contemporary, with a broad vision of community, diverse cultures, bridging the old with the new.

The Town of Miami, located 70 miles East of Phoenix on US-60, the “Old West Highway” travels through some of the most scenic landscape in Arizona. Miami is host to an emerging contemporary art scene, as well as antique stores and great Mexican food.

More information can be found at these links:

Ken Boe        MiamiArt Works       509 W. Sullivan Street        Miami, AZ  85339        928-273-7679

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