Special Events

The B.R.A.T.S. are BACK!

The Bisbee Rolling Art Transport Society (B.R.A.T.S.) will have a whole new host of art coasters rolling down Tombstone Canyon starting at the Iron Man on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11 am!

Then, join the B.R.A.T.S. crew at Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave., for the Annual "BRAUTS for B.R.A.T.S." FUNdraiser and Awards Ceremony starting at 2 PM. The art carts will be on display in the parking lot to see up close and personal!
These informational handbills are available at SAMPOE Gallery, 24 Main St., Bisbee AZ

At 5 PM, the B.R.A.T.S. carts will be on display along Main Street for the Bisbee After 5 Artwalk, until 8 pm. 
There's still time to get your art cart ready! For more information, contact the B.R.A.T.S. by filling out the form here:  http://www.sampoegallery.com/contact 


Bisbee Pirates of the High Desert Weekend:
August 8-10, 2014

4th Annual Pirate Weekend in Bisbee

Visit the Facebook Page for more information!



The B.R.A.T.S. (Bisbee Rolling Arts Transport Society) and the Bisbee Plein-Air Festival will be returning in 2014 over the October Bisbee After 5 weekend (October 10, 11, & 12)!

For the most up-to-date information, and to learn about calls to artists, volunteers, and participants, follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Bisbee After 5 presents . . .

"Small Town Holiday"
on Saturday, November 30, 2013

"Small Town Holiday" in an old-fashioned holiday shopping event throughout historic Bisbee from 10 am to 8 pm. We are offering FREE horse and wagon rides, carolers, and over 30 shops and galleries open until 8 pm for your shopping pleasure! Santa will be on Main Street from 3 to 5 pm. Vote for the "Best Decorated Store Window" and win great prizes! 
For additional information, contact Kathy Sowden at (520) 432-2900.

Please check out our

Littlewing Jewelry



on the streets of Old Bisbee from 5 to 7 pm 




If you have not yet purchased a copy, you will want to head to the store and grab a May 2013 issue of Sunset Magazine. Several Bisbee After 5 merchants were featured this month! Congratulations to Belleza Fine Art GalleryOptimo HatworksPOCO, and Screaming Banshee Pizza for gracing its pages! 

Small Town Holiday
in conjunction with the Annual Historic Home Tour and
the Bisbee City Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24, 2012

Get the Holiday Spirit in historic Old Bisbee! Come and enjoy 2 Days of Holiday Celebrations presented by the City of Bisbee and the Bisbee After 5 merchants.

On Friday, November 23rd, come to our 24th Annual Festival of Lights from 10 am
to 7pm. This is the first year this event will be held in City Park on Brewery Avenue. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, food vendors, and artisan/craft vendors will be there ALL DAY! At 10 am, kids can make an ornament craft, then decorate the trees at Noon. The annual  holiday program will begin at 4.

On Saturday, November 24th, you will enjoy “Small Town Holiday”, an old fashioned holiday shopping event throughout historic Bisbee from 10am until 8pm. There will be free horse and wagon rides all day, Carolers, and more than 30 shops and galleries will be open until 8pm for your shopping pleasure! At dusk, luminarias will light the way . . . 

Santa will be on Main Street from 3pm to 5pm.

Vote for the “Best Decorated Window”, a contest sponsored by State Farm Insurance Bisbee/Douglas, and win great prizes! For additional information, contact Kathy Sowden at 432-2900.


Annual Bisbee Historic Home Tour Nov. 23, 24, 2012

The 30th Annual Bisbee Historic Home Tour – “Classic & Quirky” is showcasing 13 of its late 19th and early 20th century homes and the church will also be open for viewing. Docents will be at each home to explain its history and answer any questions about the homes. Attend this event in Bisbee’s Warren District, approximately 2 miles outside Historic Bisbee on Friday, November 23th, 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday, November 24th, 10 AM – 3 PM. This event is accompanied by the 10th Annual “Chairs of Bisbee” Art Chair Auction on Saturday benefiting the artists and the Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund. Tickets to the home tour can be obtained through the Bisbee Visitor’s Center for $12/$15 good for both days of the show.


In conjunction with Festival of Lights on Friday, November 23rd 2012, there will be an artisan fair. The event will take place in City Park in the covered area so tents will not be necessary. We are renting 8 foot table spaces so please indicate the number of spaces you will require. Other events that will take place in City Park that day are a variety of live music performances and activities beginning at 10 am followed by the Festival of Lights from 4pm-7pm. The festival generally brings around 500 people and we will be advertising in Sierra Vista and other areas as well in hopes of increasing this number. 
For more information and the vendor application, CLICK HERE. 


Bisbee After 5 presents . . .
 Plein Air Paint Out
Friday & Saturday September 7th & 8th, 2012

in conjunction with

and the September

Artists are invited to paint along the streets of Bisbee and in the Bloomer's Gardens during the tour! Additionally, many of the artists will join our galleries from 5pm to 8pm to display their work. Please visit our open call for more information to participate.  CALL TO ARTISTS 

This is also the first month of our

Bisbee After 5 AFTER PARTY! 

held at the Bisbee Grand Saloon! Click here for more info.


Friday, August 31st: Applications DUE for artists interested in painting in the gardens and/or wish to exhibit work at one of the galleries.

Friday, September 7th: Plein Air Paint Out on the streets of Bisbee (all day)

Saturday, September 8th:

10 AM - 4 PM -- Plein Air Paint Out in the Gardens and around Bisbee

5 PM to 8 PM -- Paint Out pieces exhibited & sold at the galleries (artwalk)

8 PM to 10 PM -- Bisbee After 5 AFTER PARTY with Derek Dodd at the Grand

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For more information about this event, click here: