A Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park
September 8, 2018 – January 21, 2019
Grand Canyon Association is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park.
Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon is a wonderful tradition at Grand Canyon National Park, providing a vibrant experience for visitors, a venue for artists inspired by the canyon, and a successful fundraiser to benefit a dedicated art venue at the South Rim. Art plays a critical role in the appreciation of our national parks, and this event helps to keep the artistic tradition part of the Grand Canyon experience.
Since its inception in 2009, Celebration of Art has invited participating artists to paint “en plein air” for a week at Grand Canyon. The works produced during this time are shown alongside studio-produced pieces at the historic Kolb Studio in an exhibition and sale that extends for four months.
During the week of September 8-15, 2018 visitors will have the opportunity to watch the 22 painters and 2 sculptors create artwork along the South Rim as they interpret the ever-shifting light and shadow, amazing landforms, and vibrant colors of this vast landscape. In addition, there will be free artist demonstrations scheduled at various locations at the canyon throughout out the week.
On Saturday, September 15 from 8 to 10 am the artists will be participating in a Quick Draw along the South Rim from Verkamp’s to Kolb Studio, with an auction of their work at 11:00 a.m. at the Bright Angel Trailhead.
The Celebration of Art exhibit and sale opens at 11:00 a.m. on September 16, 2018 and will be open daily through January 21, 2019 at the historic Kolb Studio at the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Admission is free and open to the public.