The AMM Mission
Let’s take a trip into a key Winslow Art Space. One of the key elements of Affeldt Mion Museum is to celebrate artists who have contributed to the success of Winslow Arizona; artists like Dan Lutzick, who came to Winslow with Allan Affeldt in 1997 to renovate La Posada Hotel. While working on the hotel, Dan began using industrial construction materials to create his artwork, including cast-off materials from the restoration of Fred Harvey Hotels. Over three decades, he developed a collection of sculptures using plywood, roofing tar, corrugated tin, wall patch, baling wire, and rebar, all of which are displayed inside his home and studio, Snowdrift Art Space. Since 2002, Dan has been renovating the historic building (formerly the Babbitt Brothers Mercantile) saving another at-risk property in downtown Winslow.
The marrying of art and architecture, of historic preservation and creative thinking is what the AMM will explore beyond the walls of the museum. Follow us as we celebrate how art can transform a community and encourage visitors and locals alike to explore their inner artist.
An example of the interaction of arts and architecture is this recent workshop, where visitors learned painting basics in an inspiring Winslow art space.
In June (2023), Snowdrift hosted art instructor Jessica Lewis as she guided a group from Local First Arizona through the creation of a simple saguaro cactus. Not only did the group enjoy the class, they also raved about the incredible building and the magnificent sculptures of Dan Lutzick. This is the kind of aspirational experience we hope to share.
Snowdrift Art Space is the gallery, studio, and home of Dan and Ann-Mary Lutzick (director of Old Trails Museum), located on Historic Route 66 in downtown Winslow, Arizona. If you’d like to tour this incredible space, please go to their website!