In the Summer of 2019, Lowell Observatory approached Kelsey Drayton of Brandy's Restaurant and Bakery about curating an art show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.
Drayton reached out to Ben Proctor from Coconino High School and Dave Hale from Flagstaff High School to see if they would be interested in pitching the project to their art students. Both high schools have regular art shows at the restaurant, which goes out of its way to support the arts community and especially student artists.
Both schools set out on a quick deadline at the beginning of the school year for moon-landing themed artwork. Coconino alone has over 60 students represented at the show, which will be up until October 3.
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