This is Cottonwood!
A Recap of the Cottonwood Culture Challenge held on May 17, 2014 in Cottonwood and funded by the Arizona Commission on the Arts' Community Catalyst Grant Nestled between the red rocks of Sedona to the north and Mingus Mountain to the south lies the Verde Valley. It's here you'll find state parks, vineyards and entertaining attractions that offer activities for all ages. And right in the center of it all is Cottonwood, a small town with a big heart.
Join AZ Culture host Cindy Christi as she takes you on a journey to one of Arizona's best getaway spots, a town called Cottonwood!
Winner of the Governor's Tourism Award, Cottonwood is the perfect destination for vacations or a quick weekend escape. And that's what an intrepid group of adventurers did as they participated in the Cottonwood Culture Challenge. Follow them as they ride in hot air balloons, ride horseback through mountain trails, shop ‘til they drop, taste the local wines and even search for aliens! If you're anything like our challenge crew, you'll be wanting to experience everything Cottonwood has to offer.
William Eaton talks about the Catalyst Grant The historic Old Town Center for the Arts is Northern Arizona's premier concert venue and the cultural hub of Cottonwood. It's no wonder then that William Eaton, who runs the Old Town Center for the Arts is at the center of the Cottonwood Culture Challenge, which was funded by a Catalyst Grant.
In this video, William talks about how he partnered with the Old Town Association, the city of Cottonwood and Local First Arizona to shine a light on how a shared vision by local businesses has turned the small town of Cottonwood into a premiere destination for visitors and vacationers alike. He also share his experience in bringing world class artists to one of the most unique venues in the Southwest.
William Eaton talks about the Cottonwood Culture Challenge William Eaton of the Old Town Center for the Arts talks about the Cottonwood Culture Challenge where a group of out of town participants came to experience the many activities Cottonwood has to offer. He shares his thoughts on how this innovative approach can bring new visitors to small towns like Cottonwood.
Meg Williams Jamison talks about the Catalyst Grant Meg Williams Jamison of Local First Arizona talks about the Old Town Center for the Arts and how they've impacted the arts and culture scene in Cottonwood. She also shares her thoughts on the Cottonwood Culture Challenge and how the involvement of AZ Culture and their crew were important to its success.
The Community Catalyst Grant and the Cottonwood Culture Challenge was a project done in collaboration with AZ Culture, The Old Town Center for the Arts, Old Town Cottonwood Association, The City of Cottonwood and Local First Arizona.