Now entering its 33rd year, Celebration of Fine Art is Arizona’s longest-running art show. It brings together 100 artists from across America, all invited to spend 10 weeks creating pieces in front of visitors. Their works range widely in both aesthetics and media.
Guests are invited to ask questions as the artists work, and these encounters are complemented by weekly demonstrations of woodturning, welding, kiln firing, and glass blowing, as well as exhibitors’ talks every Friday. Everyone is welcome to explore the one-acre sculpture garden, which features nearly 100 pieces, and to enjoy meals and wine in the cafe on site.
In 1991, inspired by California’s Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, Tom and Ann Morrow collaborated with Scottsdale officials and the community to open CFA’s “big white tents” for the first time. Now encompassing 40,000 square feet of covered space, the event is carried on by Tom’s daughter Susan Morrow Potje and her husband, Jake. Susan Potje notes, “There’s no place where art comes to life like the Celebration of Fine Art.”
For those who cannot make it to Scottsdale before March 26, 2023, visit the website to browse and buy CFA artists’ newest creations.
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