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16th Annual Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park

Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon continues its tradition of captivating visitors and supporting artists inspired by the canyon while raising funds for an art venue at the South Rim.

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art chalk painting easel on canyon edge 2017 Terri Attridge

Grand Canyon, Ariz.Grand Canyon Conservancy Grand Canyon, Ariz. — Grand Canyon Conservancy is thrilled to announce the 16th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park, taking place from September 7th to January 20th, 2025. Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon continues its tradition of captivating visitors and supporting artists inspired by the canyon while raising funds for an art venue at the South Rim.  

From September 7th to 14th, artists will paint “en plein air” (outside on location) along the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, capturing its breathtaking beauty firsthand. On Saturday, September 14th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., a Collectors' Reception (ticketed event) will take place at Kolb Studio and is an opportunity to meet the artists and acquire unique pieces. 

The Exhibit and Sale will open to the public on Sunday, September 15th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Kolb Studio, showcasing the works of participating artists. Additionally, the Exhibit and Sale will continue at Kolb Studio and online through January 20th, 2025, providing art enthusiasts with an extended opportunity to purchase pieces inspired by Grand Canyon. 

An online gallery will feature all artwork available for purchase, providing art enthusiasts worldwide with access to this unique collection. The online sales gallery will go live the week of September 16 at shop.grandcanyon.org

"We are excited to welcome both artists and visitors to the 16th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art," said Mindy Riesenberg, Director of Marketing & Communications, Grand Canyon Conservancy. "This event not only celebrates the grandeur of Grand Canyon but will also support the talented artists who draw inspiration from this remarkable landscape." All events and times are subject to change. Please visit grandcanyon.org/coa for event updates and links to all online activities. 

Event Schedule:* 

Online Auction
August 23 - September 6, 2024
Paintings featured are original pieces framed and specifically selected by each artist. 

Plein Air at Grand Canyon 
September 7 to 14, 2024
Most artists prefer to paint in the morning and evening when the canyon is most vibrant. 
Various locations along the South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park 

Artist Paint Out
September 13 3:00 – 6:00 p.m
Participating artists will take part in a “Paint Out” along the South Rim from Verkamp’s Visitor Center to Thunderbird Lodge. Completed paintings will be available for purchase on-site.

Sunrise Painting
September 14 6:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Celebration of Art artists will participate in a “Sunrise Painting” between Mather Point and Trail View Overlook.

Collectors’ Reception 
September 14 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (ticketed event) at Kolb Studio 
Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase unique works of art, mingle with the artists, and enjoy light appetizers and drinks. 

Exhibition and Sale  
September 15, 2024–January 20, 2025 
Kolb Studio and online at shop.grandcanyon.org

*Unless otherwise noted, events are free with park admission and open to the public. 

Please visit our website for information and updates at: https://www.grandcanyon.org/coa  

2024 Artists: 
Elizabeth Black, Boulder, CO 
John Cogan, Farmington, NM 
Michelle Condrat, Salt Lake City, UT 
Robert Goldman, Prescott, AZ 
Bruce Gomez, Denver, CO 
Gregory Heil, Parker, AZ 
Margaret Larlham, San Diego, CA 
Russell Johnson, Prescott Valley, AZ 
John Lasater, Siloam Springs, AR  
Kirk Larsen, Hicksville, NY
Peggy Immel, Taos, NM 
Tim McDavid, Houston, TX 
Bonnie McGee, St. George, UT 
Deborah McAllister, Cottonwood, AZ 
James McGrew, Lake Oswego, OR  
Betsy Menand, Gunnison, CO 
Marcia Molnar, Prescott, AZ 
Anton Nowels, Phoenix, AZ 
Jose Luis Nunez, San Diego, CA 
Julia Seelos, Redwood City, CA 
G. Eric Slayton, Prescott, AZ 
Dawn Sutherland, Flagstaff, AZ 
Paula Swain, Teasdale, UT  

Guest Artist: 
Peter Holbrook (in memoriam)

About Grand Canyon Conservancy: Grand Canyon Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, raising private funds, operating retail shops within the park, and providing educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region. Our members fund projects including trails and historic building preservation, educational programs for the public, and the protection of wildlife and their natural habitat. Grand Canyon Conservancy inspires generations of park champions to cherish and support the natural and cultural wonder of Grand Canyon. For more information, visit www.grandcanyon.org.  

Originally Published: 03-06-2024 Last Updated: 04-09-2024