Attend Me: What is Alice in Bisbee Land?
Bisbee = Colorful and Quirky
There's a dictionary located through the looking glass that lists Bisbee right next to the words, colorful and quirky. Where else can you go where an entire city dons their finest attire for a town-wide cosplay?
Don't be late for this weekend's important date! Get to Bisbee for the annual quirky and colorful adventure and watch the entire town of Bisbee transform into Alice in Bisbee Land.
If you've never experienced this whimsical art installation, head down the rabbit hole for as artists fill this old mining town with wonderland of sculptures, murals, and mosaics.
The History of Alice in Bisbee Land
Alice in Bisbee Land is the creation of local artist Sam Woolcott, who started making art out of recycled materials and found objects in 2010. She was inspired by the history and culture of Bisbee, a former copper mining town that became a haven for artists, hippies, and free spirits.
Sam decided to use Alice in Wonderland as a theme for her art, because she felt it captured the spirit of Bisbee: a place where anything is possible, and nothing is as it seems. She began placing her sculptures around town, inviting visitors to follow Alice down the rabbit hole and explore the hidden gems of Bisbee.
Some Things to Expect with Alice in Bisbee Land
- A giant caterpillar made of tires and metal scraps that sits on a mushroom near the entrance of town.
- A mural of the Mad Hatter's tea party on the side of a building, featuring portraits of local residents as the characters.
A mosaic of the Cheshire Cat on a fence, with its grin made of broken mirrors.
- A sculpture of the Queen of Hearts playing croquet with flamingos and hedgehogs in a park.
- A metal tree with dozens of clocks hanging from its branches, representing the White Rabbit's obsession with time.
Alice in Bisbee Land Events
See the Alice in Bisbee Land Facebook page for the full schedule of events.
A Town-Wide Cosplay Event in Bisbee
Alice in Bisbee Land is not an official attraction, but rather a community project that Sam Woolcott hopes will inspire people to appreciate the beauty and creativity of Bisbee.
She welcomes anyone who wants to join her in making art or just enjoying the scenery. Sam says Alice in Bisbee Land is a reflection of her own journey as an artist and a person.
She says she's always curious, always learning and growing, and she hopes Alice in Bisbee Land will make people feel the same way.