Fine Art - Robin Damore at work
Robin Damore at work

Entering its 34th year, Celebration of Fine Art is Arizona’s longest-running art show. It gathers 100 wide-ranging artists who spend 10 weeks creating work in front of visitors.

Guests can ask questions while they work and observe demonstrations of woodturning, welding, and glass blowing. The one-acre sculpture garden features nearly 100 pieces, and the cafe serves meals and wine. View a digital version of the program at https://bit.ly/3Su3ix9.

Dates: January 13–March 24, 2024

Keepsies, Jenny Stewart, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in; Celebration of Fine Art

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The Celebration of Fine Art has established a rich history in Scottsdale, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world each year who come to experience the uplifting spirit of connection that is unique to the show. Recognized by its signature “big white tents” and distinctive sculpture garden, the show houses 40,000 square feet of diverse works of art ranging from realist to impressionistic, Western realism, and abstract to contemporary across all mediums from stone to metal, wood to glass, and canvas.

Elizabeth Butler, "Kumquat Safari," 2022, oil and copper leaf on board, 30 x 60 in.
Elizabeth Butler, “Kumquat Safari,” 2022, oil and copper leaf on board, 30 x 60 in.

“Very early on, we recognized that the Celebration of Fine Art was much more than an art show––it was an enchanting place where people would come to be uplifted by the art and the connection,” said Susan Morrow Potje, co-owner and show director. “Over our 34-year history, we’ve consistently heard from visitors and artists that it’s the experience, and spirit of discovery and connection that keeps them coming back. It’s truly a magical place that has to be experienced, as words alone are not enough to describe it.”

Matt Sievers with Visitors at the Celebration of Fine Art
Matt Sievers with Visitors at the Celebration of Fine Art

The Celebration of Fine Art is a juried, invitational show that has come to be recognized for its diverse array of exceptional art, but more importantly for its interactive and uplifting atmosphere that encourages connection between art lovers and artists. It’s the unique atmosphere and opportunity to learn, connect and engage that has made the Celebration of Fine Art a true destination and tradition for a diverse range of art lovers who come to simply admire art or expand their collection.

The show is also home to the ever-popular Art Discovery Series, a live and interactive series in which guests get to learn about the adventures, stories, and processes that shape art. Each week, artists discuss specific topics such as sculpture making, metalworking, jewelry, abstract art, and historic- and culturally influenced art, to name a few.

David Jackson, "Carolina Landing," oil, 18 x 24 in.
David Jackson, “Carolina Landing,” oil, 18 x 24 in.

Throughout the 10 weeks, guests can also catch artist demonstrations of their process, attend an Art Discovery Series, which is held each Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., walk the outdoor sculpture garden, which features nearly 100 pieces of life-sized and monumental sculpture, and enjoy lunch or wine in the cafe.

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. For those who can’t make it to the show, the Celebration of Fine Art also features artists on its online marketplace.


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