Festivals & Classes

Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun! Our Festivals and Activities span the spectrum from film to music to art

Exercise your creativity and participate in our arts activities yourself, or see the work produced by your talented Willcox neighbors.

Explore the Event Calendar for Upcoming Events or View Details of each of our program categories:

Art Exhibits display visual art from local and visiting artists. Willcox Art League, Sulphur Springs Valley Young Birder’s Club, individual local and invited artists display their art, photography, and sculpture.
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Adult Classes provide basic through advanced instruction in a variety of art forms, music, film, traditional crafts and technology-based art. Offerings range from single classes to multi-session. Skill levels range from novice through expert.
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Teens Create is a unique program for ages 13-18 to explore their creativity, learn and engage in a wide variety of art forms ranging from performing to visual to film. Teens themselves provide direction to the choice of platform they will schedule and explore.
View Details at Teens Create.

Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival – or SAIFF, is the Theater’s own Film Festival. Showcasing short films at all levels of experience, age groups and genre interests SAIFF offers opportunities to anyone creating visual stories.
View Details at Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival

The Wild Bunch Film Festival This Festival celebrates films in the Western genre in a star-studded, film-packed, entertaining weekend each Fall.
View Details at The Wild Bunch Film Festival

WAMM Summer Festival – Willcox Art, Music and Movies summer festival offers just that on one summer evening in Railroad Park. Enjoy an old-fashioned summer evening capped by a movie under the stars.
View Details at WAMM Summer Festival.

Theater Anniversary Weekend To celebrate the anniversary of the original 1937 Art Deco Theater, the first weekend in February of each year has special entertainment.
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Youth Classes offer children and youth the opportunity to engage in and learn a variety of arts, music and performing activities. Classes and workshops taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors cover a variety of topics and age groups, from 2 years to 18.
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Youth Drama Program is a summer program that not only teaches fundamentals of theater, acting, stagecraft and technical support but also culminates in a public production and performance.
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All Scheduled Festivals and Classes




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Holiday Workshop

November 24th, 3pm
Admission: $3 per activity, $10 for all

´Tis the season to be jolly... Are you stuck indoors on Black Friday? Do you want to make a memory that will last forever? Bring your friends and family to create something special together here at Studio 128






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Young Artist Studio

December 8th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Rookie Artists ages 10-12 at 9:30am
Apprentice Artists ages 13-18 at 1pm

Monthly art experience for youth - students will develop their artistic style through learning best techniques and processes for various art mediums.



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Deadline for Entries Young Birder Art Show

December 16th


Only one submittal per person per category. All artwork and photographs must be postmarked or hand delivered no later than December 16, 2017.
Please email admin@the-cranes.org or call 520-678-5543 for submittal instructions or questions.






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Young Artist Studio

January 12th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Rookie Artists ages 10-12 at 9:30am
Apprentice Artists ages 13-18 at 1pm

Monthly art experience for youth - students will develop their artistic style through learning best techniques and processes for various art mediums.



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Young Birder Art Show

January 13 to 14th


Sharpen your pencils, clean your brushes & collimate your cameras for the Youth Art & Photography Show during the 2nd Annual Arizona Young Birders WinterFest!
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Open to Youth age 8-18 Statewide




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Guitar Lessons

Beginner classes 5pm-6:30pm
Intermediate classes 7pm-8:30pm


Jeff Sanders. an experienced guitar teacher, will be instructing both beginner and intermediate classes. His group classes have been very successful in helping students´ learn guitar, have fun together, and ultimately enjoy music. Minimum of 6 students, must bring your own guitar



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Art Film Series: Canaletto: Art of Venice

January 19th at 6:30pm
January 21st at 1pm


Get privileged access to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, the intriguing story of how Canaletto´s work ended up in the Royal Collection. With a stunning, cinematic tour of Venice.

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Val Vigoda, Electric Violin

February 3rd at 6:30pm
Val Vigoda is an electric violinist, singer, writer, former Army lieutenant and founding member of the band GrooveLily. She has toured the world with Cyndi Lauper, Joe Jackson and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Supported by Arizona Arts Commission; WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts

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Art Film Series: David Hockney, Royal Academy of Art

Friday, February 16th at 6:30pm
Sunday, February 18th at 1pm


One of the worlds most popular living artists. Intimate, revealing never-before-seen interviews follows a series of hugely successful 80th birthday celebrations.

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CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS!! CALL FOR ENTRIES

Entry Deadline February 5, 2018
2018 Festival April 21, 2018

Student and Indie Categories, Cash Prizes. Films up to 15 minutes in length. Submissions are through FilmFreeway

Detail submission information at FilmFreeway




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Art Film Series: Cezanne, Portraits of a Life

Friday, April 27th at 6:30pm
Sunday, April 29th at 1pm


Exclusive access into the first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Cezanne. A cinematic spotlight on a hugely influential artist. A revealing film about a man dubbed "the father of us all" by Matisse and Picasso

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Willcox Art League Exhibit and Sale

May 19th and 20th, 10am - 5pm


Studio 128 Presents art of the Willcox Art League - includes works by Kaia Thomas, Peta-Anne Tenney, Maggie Bryce and Yolanda van der Lelij.






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WAMM Festival

June 16th, 2018


2nd Annual WAMM Festival in Railroad Park

Willcox Arts Music and Movies




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2018 Wild Bunch Film Festival

October 19th - 21st, 2018


It´s the 3rd Annual Int´l Film Festival, founded in 2015 by film producer Rock Whitehead and his wife, actress/screenwriter Brenda-Marie Whitehead, Join us for a family fun weekend, and experience a film festival competition in Arizona solely for the western genre and subgenres! It´ll be filled with great indie films and fun that will be legendary! Our hope is to attract high profile and novice filmmakers so attendees of the festival will enjoy an array of artistic experiences of western films and individuals driven by the true and raw spirit of independent movie making.






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String Fling Fridays

The first and third Friday of every month
Beginners 9:30 - 11:30 am
Advanced 12 - 2pm

Beginner and Advanced String Technique Instruction



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