Events: Arizona - Phoenix - Scottsdale
- 29th Annual Celebration of Fine Art
- 01.12.2019 - 03.24.2019
- - Scottsdale
- Art Events
The Celebration of Fine Art, the West’s premier art show and working studio, will open in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Saturday, Jan. 12 with 100 acclaimed and emerging artists selected from Arizona and throughout the country. The show, where art lovers and artists connect, will be open daily through Sunday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nearly 30 years ago, the Celebration of Fine Art transformed the way people experience art when it debuted in downtown Scottsdale. Now a linchpin in Arizona’s art, culture and tourism scene, the Celebration of Fine Art hosts 100 of the country’s top artists and sees nearly 50,000 visitors from around the globe on average each year.
The Celebration of Fine Art takes place in north Scottsdale under the signature “big white tents” and features 40,000-square-feet of working artist studios and works of art. The juried, invitational show has come to be recognized not only for its exceptional art, but also its welcoming experience and interactive atmosphere.
The popular Art Discovery Series, in which guests get to hear and learn from a panel of artists on various topics, will be held each Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the 10 weeks. In year’s past, each session has brought hundreds of guests face-to-face with artists to learn about topics ranging from metal working to history in art. During the panel discussions and live demos, attendees discover how artists research their works of art for accuracy and intrigue. The conversations will be accompanied by wine and cheese to compliment the topic.
Styles at the show range from realistic to impressionistic, Western realism, abstract to contemporary. The outdoor sculpture garden will return with nearly 100 pieces of life-sized and monumental sculpture as well as shared work space where visitors can see wood turning, welding, kiln firings, and bronze pouring demonstrations weekly.
The show is open to guests of all ages. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, and children under 12 are admitted for free. Tickets are all-event passes, good for the entire 10-week show during which attendees will have the opportunity to see art transform and meet the artists.
What: 29th Annual Celebration of Fine Art
When: Saturday, January 12 – Sunday, March 24, 2019
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
Where: Hayden Rd. and the Loop 101 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, children under 12 are admitted at no charge. The Celebration of Fine Art ticket is an all-event pass that is good for all 10 weeks.