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Unveiling Creativity: The 36th Annual Made in Clarkdale Artist Showcase

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Experience the magic of artistic expression at the 36th Annual Made in Clarkdale Artist Showcase, a celebration of local talent that promises to captivate your senses and ignite your creative spirit. Held from November 30 to December 3, this four-day extravaganza invites you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of artistic endeavors at the historic Clark Memorial Clubhouse.

Ceramics by Luke Metz

Dates and Times

  • November 30 – December 3 (Thursday through Sunday)

  • Open Daily: 10 am – 5 pm

  • Informal Music Daily: 3 pm – 5 pm

  • Friday Extended Hours: 10 am – 7 pm

  • Friday Entertainment and Beverages: 5 pm – 7 pm

Location

The Clark Memorial Clubhouse 19 N 9th Street Clarkdale, AZ

Photography by Edward Krish

A Canvas of Creativity Unveiled

Daily Artistry (10 am – 5 pm)

Step into a world of imagination as the doors of the Clark Memorial Clubhouse open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, inviting you to explore the myriad creations of talented local artists. Roam through the showcase and witness the diversity of artistic expression—from paintings and sculptures to handcrafted jewelry and textiles. Each piece tells a unique story, a reflection of the vibrant and dynamic artistic community that thrives in Clarkdale and the Verde Valley.

Cass Schorsch has been weaving and teaching Bark Basketry since 1981. She harvests all of the bark she weaves with. These consist of Birch Bark, Eastern White Cedar, Basswood, Elm, and numerous pine barks.

Musical Interludes (3 pm – 5 pm)

As you peruse the artistic pieces on display, let the backdrop of informal music serenade your journey. Daily from 3 pm to 5 pm, enjoy a melodic surround as you explore the artistic treasures.

Painting by Ramona Stites

Extended Hours on Friday (10 am – 7 pm)

Friday offers an extended opportunity to soak in the artistic atmosphere, with doors remaining open until 7 pm. Take advantage of the extra time to delve deeper into the exhibits, engage with the artists, and perhaps find that perfect piece to adorn your home or gift to a loved one.

Gourd by Jodi Imms

Friday Evening Entertainment (5 pm – 7 pm)

As the sun sets, the festivities continue with Friday evening entertainment and beverages from 5 pm to 7 pm. Enjoy a lively atmosphere as local entertainers take the stage, providing a festive backdrop to your exploration of the artistic wonders on display. Sip on local beverages, mingle with fellow art enthusiasts, and celebrate the creativity that defines Clarkdale.

Contemporary Artist, Beth Courtright Detwiler featured a colorful flock of her hand-made ceramic "Birds" at last year's Made in Clarkdale.

Plan Your Visit

The Made in Clarkdale Artist Showcase is not just an event; it's an invitation to experience the heart and soul of the local arts scene. Whether you're an art aficionado or simply seeking inspiration, this showcase promises a visual and auditory feast that will leave an indelible mark on your visit to Clarkdale.

Inside the Clark Memorial Clubhouse

Make your way to the Clark Memorial Clubhouse and embark on a journey through the 36th Annual Made in Clarkdale Artist Showcase. Revel in the artistic prowess of the community, support local talent, and create memories that will linger long after the event concludes.


Enjoy a stay at the elegant and historic Clarkdale Park Hotel

Extend Your Experience: A Weekend Getaway in Clarkdale

Why limit your artistic adventure to just a day? Elevate your experience by turning the Made in Clarkdale Artist Showcase into a weekend getaway. Clarkdale has more to offer beyond the artistic wonders of the showcase, and we invite you to linger a little longer, savoring the town's unique charm.

The Clarkdale Lodge is right in the historic downtown district

Stay the Night

Book a stay in one of Clarkdale's charming accommodations. Whether you prefer a cozy bed and breakfast or a boutique inn, Clarkdale offers a range of lodging options to suit your preferences.



Owner of Violette's Bakery, Amber Godina showcases a gorgeous spread

Wake up to Culinary Delights at Violette's Bakery

No weekend escape to Clarkdale is complete without savoring the exquisite offerings at Violette's Bakery, the finest little French bakery in the Verde Valley. Begin your day with the aroma of freshly baked pastries wafting through the air, drawing you into a world where every bite is a journey to Europe's culinary heart.


At Violette's, indulge in the best French pastries outside of Europe. Whether you're a fan of flaky croissants, velvety crepes, or artisanal baguettes, this charming outdoor cafe has something to delight every palate. Treat yourself to breakfast, brunch, or lunch specials served all day, featuring classics like Croque Monsieur and Belgian waffle sandwiches. Paired with a cup of perfectly brewed coffee, this experience is a symphony of flavors that will linger in your memory long after you leave Clarkdale.


So, after a day of artistic immersion at the Made in Clarkdale Artist Showcase, let Violette's Bakery be your morning haven, providing the perfect start to another day of exploration in this enchanting Arizona town. From art to culinary delights to craft brews, Clarkdale invites you to indulge in a weekend of sensory delights.

The warm glow of the brewery invites you in for a glass or two!

Craft Brews at Smelter Town Brewery

As the day winds down, treat yourself to the craft brews at Smelter Town Brewery. Located in the heart of Clarkdale, Smelter Town Brewery is a haven for beer enthusiasts. Indulge in a selection of expertly crafted brews, each one a testament to the skill and passion of local brewers. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts, there's a brew to suit every palate.

Friends enjoying Smelter Town Brewery

As you sip on your chosen brew, take in the laid-back atmosphere of the brewery. Whether you're a solo traveler or exploring with friends, the communal spirit at Smelter Town Brewery invites you to unwind and share stories of the day's artistic discoveries.

Live music at 10/12 Lounge

Live Music at 10/12 Lounge

Extend your evening by heading to the 10/12 Lounge in downtown Clarkdale, where live music takes center stage. The vibrant beats and eclectic tunes create an ambiance that perfectly complements the town's artistic spirit.

Connect with friends at 10/12 Lounge

Feel the rhythm, tap your feet, and let the music carry you away as talented local musicians grace the stage. The 10/12 Lounge isn't just a venue; it's a gathering place where the community comes together to celebrate creativity and talent. Enjoy the night with a refreshing drink in hand, surrounded by the warm and welcoming atmosphere that defines Clarkdale.

As the night unfolds with live music and craft brews, you'll find that Clarkdale isn't just a destination; it's a destination that beckons you to stay, explore, and immerse yourself in its unique blend of art, culture, and community spirit. Extend your visit, make memories, and embrace the enriching experience that is Clarkdale, Arizona. Cheers to a weekend filled with art, brews, and melodies! See you there!

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