Brandy’s Restaurant has been supporting the arts for 20 years. This all started when owner Brandy Wojciak owned La Bellavia restaurant 36 years ago, and since has proudly displayed the work of local artists of Northern Arizona.
Many artists have had their works featured on Brandy’s walls: Shonto Begay, Rachel Running, Catherine Sickafoose, Roberta Rogers, Joe Sorren, Amy Horn, Bruce Horn, Fred Calleri, Mike Frick, George Averbeck and Shane McDermott, Connie Townsend, George Lamont Mancuso & former sheriff Joe Richards.
Brandy’s gives back to our community, supports the arts and local artists while providing a beautiful gallery/restaurant for Northern Arizona. “Not only are we serving made-from-scratch delicious food everyday, Brandy proudly supports the community by displaying many local artists each year. In addition, for three months out of the year, Brandy’s displays the art of Coconino High School, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy and Lou Corp.”
In 2013, Brandy’s celebrated its 20 year anniversary. The July celebration included an outdoor art market where local artists set up booths in the parking lot. Some artists also did demonstrations. The event also included face painting, games for kids, food, and raffles that benefitted other non-profits in the community.
July featured a retrospective art show of eight artists who have exhibited at Brandy’s through the years, including local painters Shonto Begay, Connie Townsend, Joe Richards, Catherine Sickafoose, Roberta Rogers, and Mike Frick, photographer Debbie Leavitt and well-known glass artist, George Averbeck.
For the 20th Anniversary, Flagstaff Live ran a feature cover story on Brandy’s Restaurant. The Arizona Daily Sun also covered the event.