Arizona’s longest-running art show, Celebration of Fine Art, returns to Scottsdale on Jan. 18 for its 30th year with 100 acclaimed and emerging artists from throughout the country. The 10-week-long world-class event will be open daily through March 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Celebration of Fine Art is a juried, invitational show that is recognized for its diverse array of exceptional art and its inviting and interactive atmosphere that encourages connection between art lovers and artists. Over the course of its 30-year legacy, the show has welcomed more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world, many of whom have made the show an annual tradition.
Recognizable by its signature “big white tents,” the 40,000-square-foot interactive studio, showcases 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. The show is also home to the popular Art Discovery Series, a live and interactive event in which guests get to hear about the adventures, stories and processes that shape art. Artists discuss topics such as metal-working, jewelry making, abstract art, sculpture and more.
“Three decades ago, my parents had a small space and a big vision: to change the way art lovers and artists connect. That vision has guided us over the years, and we continually strive to create a place where people from all walks of life can meet and interact with artists and see their work come to life in front of their eyes,” says Susan Morrow Potje, co-owner and show director. “Thanks to their incredible vision, we’ve been able to grow the Celebration of Fine Art into something bigger than we could have ever dreamed. To uphold their legacy has been an honor, and I look forward to what the next 30 years have in store.”
Throughout the 10 weeks, guests can also catch artist demonstrations of their process, attend an Art Discovery Series, held each Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and walk the outdoor sculpture garden, which features nearly 100 pieces of life-sized and monumental sculpture. In the outdoor sculpture garden guests can also see woodturning, welding, kiln firings and bronze pouring demonstrations weekly.
30th Annual Celebration of Fine Art
Jan. 18 – March 29
Hayden Road and Loop 101 in Scottsdale
For more information, visit celebrateart.com.