Arizona’s Longest-Running Art Show will open January 13, 2018 with 100 fine-art artists and working studios

Celebration Of Fine Art Returns for 28th Year this January


The Celebration of Fine Art, the West’s premiere art show and working studio, will open in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Saturday, Jan. 13 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 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Nearly three decades 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 now 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. It’s a juried, invitational show, and has come to be recognized not only for its exceptional art, but also its welcoming experience and interactive atmosphere.

“The Celebration of Fine Art is unique in that it gives guests the rare opportunity to not only discover new mediums, but also connect with artists face-to-face and learn about the story behind their work,” said Susan Morrow Potje, co-owner and show director. “Each year, everything we do is about fostering that connection, sharing the stories of the people behind the art, and building the relationships between generations of art lovers and artists –– it’s a beautiful thing!”

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 – 5 p.m. throughout the 10 weeks. Last year, the series brought hundreds of guests face-to-face with artists to learn about topics ranging from color theory to manipulating metal. The conversations this year include a Q&A portion and 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 woodturning, 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.


28th Annual Celebration of Fine Art


Saturday, Jan. 13

Sunday, March 25, 2018

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily


Hayden Rd. and the Loop 101
in Scottsdale, Arizona.


$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. Visit the website to purchase 2 for 1 tickets in advance or mention that you saw this in Desert Ridge Lifestyle to receive 2 for 1 admission!


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