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What is Art?

The start of the Patagonia Fall Festival, a celebration of music & art, is fast-approaching (October 7 – 9). In light of this, we thought it would be a good idea to ask the question, “What is Art?”. According to the dictionary, art is an expression or application of human creative skill […]

Expanded Musical Entertainment at Patagonia Fall Festival

The Patagonia Fall Festival calls itself a “celebration of music and art”, and music will really earn its top billing with this year’s expanded entertainment program. The Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts (SCFPA), based in Patagonia, is the sponsor of the music performances this year, and they are […]

Horse Activities in Sky Islands Arizona

“Enjoy a variety of horse activities here in the Sky Islands of Southern Arizona” Horses are an inspiration to many people and are associated with many common symbols such as power, grace, beauty, nobility, strength and freedom. The horse is also one of the 12 Chinese signs of the zodiac. […]

Horse Activities in Sky Islands Arizona

1st Annual Sky Islands Photo Contest

We want to see your best photos of the Arizona Sky Islands’ region of Sonoita, Elgin and Patagonia. Be as creative as you desire with the photos. You are only limited by your imagination! Send your pictures to Deadline to submit photos is September 15, 2016. The winner will be […]


The histories of Patagonia, Sonoita, and Elgin are as colorful as their sunsets and as rich as the ore that came from local mines. Native Americans, Spaniards, Mexicans, ranchers, miners, and Jesuit priests have all inhabited this land over the past five hundred years, and recent archeological work suggests evidence […]