The historic mining town of Clifton is the backdrop for the Sixth Annual Colors of Copper Art and Wine Festival. Talented artists from Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado will gather at the Galleria Coronado to display their works in a juried exhibition. Arizona's winemakers join in the festivities with a presentation of their finest wines. Sip and browse at your leisure! There is no charge for admission.
And while you're in town, take a walking tour of Historic Chase Creek Street, which is graced with lovely Victorian-era buildings from the town's halcyon days as western mining boomtown. You can learn more about Clifton's thrilling history at the Greenlee Historical Museum, 299 Chase Creek Street. The museum has an impressive collection of Indian artifacts as well as turn-of-the-century clothing, housewares, old photographs and a 1915 geological relief model of the area that shows the location of the old Morenci and Metcalf, now long since buried by the Freeport-McMoran copper mine.
As part of the Colors of Copper Art and Wine Festival Clifton's Headframe Apothecary will be open late Saturday evening, with live music by "Papa Gene" Roland:
Clifton's annual holiday extravaganza, the Festival of Lights begins at noon, with activities, music, food and fun for the whole family, and climaxes in the evening with the dazzling "Parade of Lights", featuring hand-decorated local floats, trucks and bicycles.