Once a mining town, Bisbee is now a haven for artists, both residents and visitors. And what better way to showcase their talents than at a popular fundraiser featuring local art. Among a plethora of fun activities and local art shows, one fan favorite, standing far above the rest, is the annual Altered Books benefit. This truly is an event for the entire family. This will be the 8th year for this benefit, and this year, on August 25, from 5pm-8pm, it will be featured at Central School Project (CSP). CSP is about two minutes on foot from the Toland Adobe, our Bisbee vacation rental.
The Altered Books benefit will host a silent auction showcasing all of the amazing work on display, and all proceeds will benefit Bisbee’s very own Copper Queen Library. Artists flock from all over the place to enter their work in this event, and we know that it will truly be the cherry on top of your family vacation at the Toland Adobe. In the past, artwork featured has been as eclectic as an entire bedframe made from old and discarded books, to shadowboxes carved into books, collages, and even 3D art bringing life out of the pages. You never know just what you might find at this fantastic event, so be sure not to miss it.
Whether you are a serious art-collector or you have a fancy for looking at some really cool pieces made by some amazing people, the Altered Books event in Bisbee this summer is meant for you. We know it will make your stay at our Bisbee vacation rental, the Toland Adobe even better, and we are certain this event will have you coming back year after year!
This post was published in 2016 and updated for the 2018 event.