Sep 272015


By Sam Conner

The Winslow Arts Council will sponsor an Ink Fest from 1 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at PT’s, located at 1500 E. Third St. in Winslow. The event is free and open to the public. There will also be no cost to participating artists.

There will be a number of events during the day, beginning with a Kids’ Coloring Competition from 2 to 3 p.m. Next will be a contest from 3 to 4 p.m. for the most patriotic tattoo. That will be followed by another contest from 4 to 5 p.m. for the most traditional tattoo. A contest for the most colorful tattoo will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. The last contest will be for the best black and white tattoo, which will run from 6 to 7 p.m.

Children must exit the premises after the last tattoo contest and there will be live music from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. when the Pin-up Girl contest will begin and run until 9 p.m. There will be live music until 10 p.m. when the event will end.

Artists and businesses wishing to participate in the event may begin setting up spaces on the patio where the event will be held at 11 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. There will be spaces for live tattooing, but participants must provide any waivers and be able to show their credentials to customers.

The council will accept donations for prizes in raffles or contests. Any business or artist wishing to participate must register by Friday, Oct. 16, by contacting Roberta Cano at city hall, 21 Williamson Ave., Winslow, Ariz. 86047. She may also be contacted by email at or by phone at (928) 289-1411.