Since 1949. This juried festival is free and open to the public, and it’s not just cowboy art. The Festival showcases a wide range of fine art and the work of a select group of artisans and crafters on the grass under the many tall trees that shade the Historic Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott. The Festival is hosted by the Mountain Artists Guild, a non-profit group of artists that has been supporting art and art education in the Prescott area since its founding by Mabel Laurence and famous Cowboy Artist George Phippen in 1949. There will be nearly 120 of the best artists and artisans in the West offering their finest creations for display and sale. There are also arts and crafts demonstrations that will both fascinate and entertain while revealing some of the secrets of artistic creation. Another favorite place is the interactive Kids Art Zone where youngsters of all ages can try their hand at creating real art projects under the instruction of professional artists and crafters. By adding a Children’s Face Painting Booth, a Quick Draw Portraits Booth and lots of fun Festival Foods, we think we have assembled all the ingredients needed for a really fun and memorable day in Prescott for couples and families alike.