Wednesday, December 4, 2013

5th Annual Rockin' in Quartzsite in full swing!

5th Annual Rockin’ in Quartzsite!
A Celebration of the Arts – Quartzsite Style!

Dec. 4, 2013 - Quartzsite, AZ –Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite (PNQ) invites the public to a most unique Public Art Event, called “Rockin’ in Quartzsite! A Celebration of the Arts”.

Quartzsite is known worldwide for its rocks and shows. On Dec. 8, 2009, Acting Mayor Wes Huntley, proclaimed Quartzsite, Arizona, the Rock Capital of the World. Expanding on this popular theme, local and regional artists transformed simple pieces of flagstone slabs into one-of-a-kind “Rock Art Pieces”. Rockin' in Quartzsite Public Art Event is held through March 7th, 2014. 

Local businesses sponsor Rock Art Pieces for the busy winter season. Locals and visitors alike will find themselves looking for the Rock Art Pieces throughout town, using a “Rockin’ in Quartzsite” Map published in Desert Messenger, bringing folks from one end of town to the other. At each location, people can vote for their favorite Rock Art Piece for the People’s Choice Award!

Then as part of The GRAND Gathering, PNQ will hold a live “Rock Auction” Saturday, March 8, 2014 to find permanent homes for the “Rock Art Pieces” and the People’s Choice Award will be announced. The Auction will take place at Quartzsite Town Park during The GRAND Gathering Senior Fair events. 

This event benefits local organizations, businesses, and the Quartzsite community! Come to the Rock Capital of the World and see what’s going on! Be sure to save the date March 8th, 2014 for The GRAND Gathering Senior Fair and Rock Auction!

Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite is established to help provide benefits to local charities and non-profit organizations by promoting the community of Quartzsite, and surrounding areas, through quality local celebrations! Visit the website for more information or call PNQ President, Shanana “Rain” Golden-Bear at 928-916-4235.

For more information on The GRAND Gathering town wide events March 6th, - 9th, 2014, visit

Volunteers from Quartzsite Improvement Association helped 
deliver the Rock Art Pieces to their "foster parent" sponsors.

Check out the ROCK ART MAP to find the locations of the Rock Art around Quartzsite!
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Calling all artists for Rockin' in Quartzsite!

Artists wanted for the upcoming 2012- 2013 
Rockin' in Quartzsite ~ A Celebration of the Arts!

Artists will paint from October 20th thru Nov. 2nd at the "Rock Motel", 100 E. Kuehn in Quartzsite. Hours to paint are from 9am - 1pm Monday through Friday with weekend by appointment.

Please fill out the application (link below) by September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

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Mark your calendars for the



4th Annual Rockin' in Quartzsite 2012- 2013

Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite 
announces the dates for the
4th Annual Rockin' in Quartzsite -
A Celebration of the Arts!

Rockin' Reveal Artist Reception will be held 
Saturday, November 3, 2012
 at the "Rock Motel" (a beautifully transformed warehouse) 
at Tyson Wells Showground, 100 W. Kuehn, Quartzsite.

Here is your chance to meet the artists 
who will have spent the previous two weeks 
painting and transforming a blank slab of rock into the most amazing Rock Art Piece! 

No peeking until Saturday, Nov. 3rd!

The Theme for this year's event is "Our Beautiful Arizona".

"Foster Parents" sponsor the Rock Art during the winter season, November thru February. 
Residents and tourists enjoy following the "Rock Map" published in Desert Messenger each issue, 
voting for the People's Choice Award at each location.

If you fall in love with a Rock Art Piece, be sure to attend the
"Rock Auction" held Saturday, March 2nd, 2013.

This live auction is always a fun event!!
(Location and time to be determined)

PNQ is always looking for volunteers to help during the weeks of Oct. 20th -Nov. 2nd while the artists are painting. Through our Volunteer Equity Program, volunteer time equals points, which equals dollars donated to the organization of your choice. In the past few years, Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite has donated to over a dozen local charities.

If your business would like to be a "Foster Parent" and enjoy the beauty of the Rock Art at your location this winter, pick your level of donation and fill out the Sponsor App (see LINK below).