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OTM-Winslow-SnowdriftCentennialHomeSnowdrift Art Space, the Old Trails Museum, and the Winslow Arts Trust present the Snowdrift Art Space Centennial Celebration on Saturday, October 18, from 2 to 5 pm. Join us at Snowdrift, 120 West Second Street in downtown Winslow, for this free event celebrating a century in the life of one of Winslow’s most historic buildings.

The event also serves as the Old Trails Museum’s Fall History Highlight, when it will debut its latest exhibit, Snowdrift Art Space: One Hundred Years of History. In addition, the Coyote Boys dance group will perform the Hopi Eagle Dance from 4 to 5 pm. Snowdrift’s main gallery will be open for viewing, and there will be cake and refreshments for everyone.

Snowdrift Art Space: One Hundred Years of History tells the story of the building’s evolution from the Babbitt Brothers’ largest branch store to its present-day incarnation as an art gallery and community event space. The Babbitts operated one of the most influential and respected corporations in Northern Arizona for over a century. Built in 1914 to house Winslow’s Babbitt Brothers Mercantile, the Hubbard Building (now Snowdrift Art Space), was the largest single building in town to date. The Babbitts leased the building through the late 1970s, when they closed the large store that had supplied Winslow families with almost everything they needed for decades.

Image: A Fourth-of-July parade passed in front of Babbitt Bother’s Mercantile, now Snowdrift Art Space, in the 1920s. (Photo courtesy of Old Trails Museum)

For more information about the Snowdrift Art Space Centennial Celebration, contact Snowdrift at 928-289-8201 or annmaryj@yahoo.com. Support for both the celebration and the exhibit has been provided by Snowdrift Art Space, the Winslow Arts Trust, and the Old Trails Museum/Winslow Historical Society.