Verde Valley Wine Trail Painted Barrel Artist
Ellen Jo Roberts
The Verde Valley Wine Trail, sponsored by
the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce
and participating area businesses, is
home to the Painted Artists Barrel project.
Local artists are enlisted, and the finished
barrels are installed throughout the
Verde Valley. After spending the year on
display, the barrels go to auction and the
proceeds benefit the Yavapai College
viticulture program, to further encourage
the growth of wine making in the Verde

Ellen Jo Roberts, a Clarkdale Arizona
artist, has painted two barrels for the
project: in 2010 for Verde Canyon
Railroad, and 2012 for the Sedona
Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center.