Winslow Arts Council local art auction Feb. 9 at Hubbell Building

The Winslow Arts Council's fifth annual auction of local artists' work takes place Feb. 9 at the Hubbell Building in Winslow. The event opens at 6:30 p.m. with artists entering their work as early as 4 p.m. Local artists will donate pieces to the Council, which will auction the work at the Art Sweet Art event beginning at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event support the Winslow Arts Council and its yearly schedule of free art and entertainment programs in Winslow. There is no fee to enter art or to attend the auction. The event will also feature door prizes, a gourmet food silent auction and a free banquet of food for attendees. Additionally, there will be music and entertainment during the event. Art entry forms are available from Marci Heavrin, silvertreez@cableone.net, or April Neill, sixcircuit@hotmail.com.

Following theValentine's Day themed art event, the Winslow Arts Council and the Washington D.C. Smithsonian Institution will present a Western Art display beginning on June 22. The Smithsonian Institution, Arizona Humanities Council and Winslow Old Trails Museum are bringing a traveling six-month Arizona exhibit highlighting the migration of U.S. settlers from east to west.

The Smithsonian namedthe exhibit Journey Stories. Winslow is presenting the first six weeks of the traveling Arizona exhibit and will have other western themed satellite exhibitions here in Winslow. The Winslow Arts Council will hold a northern Arizona Art and Craft Expo during the Smithsonian Winslow event.

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