Arts and Entertainment in The White Mountains
Rene Cushman Art Museum
A remarkable collection of art works given as a gift to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) by Renee Scharf Cushman, who was not a Church member. The collection contains an engraving attributed to Rembrandt, pen drawings by Tiepolo, and other art and furniture dating from the Renaissance to early 20th century. The museum is housed in a special wing of the LDS Stake Center in Springerville and is open by appointment only. The Round Valley Chamber of Commerce schedules tours of the museum.
Hon-Dah Resort and Casino
Owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, the Hon-Dah Resort and Casino is a sure bet. With more than 600 slot machines, blackjack and poker tables, Hon-Dah is always ready to play. Visitors can enjoy live music and dancing nightly as well as comedy shows in the Timbers Lounge. The resort has a full size pool, 128 guest rooms and a full-service conference center. There is also a fine dining restaurant, gift shop and RV park located on the property.
Silver Creek Performing Arts Association
Music and performing arts have been a part of Snowflake and Taylor heritage since its founding in 1878. Early pioneers brought their beloved instruments and sheet music with them when settling this region, and like much of the heritage, this love for the arts also lives on. The Silver Creek Performing Arts Association sponsors local choirs and world-acclaimed concert musicians and performers. A typical seasonal calendar might include Chinese acrobats, an operatic duet and pianist, or a night of orchestral Broadway hits.
The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains
Established in 1999, the organization promotes a strong interest in the arts. The organization supports visual, performing and media arts in the White Mountains Region. Understanding that a strong interest in the cultural arts is a benefit for both the region's economy and quality of life, the organization supports a film society, art scholarships and events.
White Mountain Symphony Orchestra
The White Mountains Symphony Orchestra aspires to excellence in performance of a wide variety of orchestral music from all eras and a diversity of composers. Performance repertoire includes full orchestral works, chamber music, concertos and collaborative performances with choirs and dance troupes. Each season the organization aspires to offer new opportunities and experiences for enjoying and sharing orchestral music within the White Mountains.
Festivals and Community Events
The White Mountains has a rich tradition of hosting festivals. During the cool summer months, when the rest of the desert southwest is battling severe heat, the region attracts visitors to a wide variety of festival events. From the Native American Arts Festival to the High Mountain Music Festival, there is virtually an event each weekend during the summer. Most community events are locally produced and include arts and crafts shows as well as local musical entertainment.