Terri Attridge

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Terri Attridge

September 1, 2023, through January 15, 2024

All work produced during this year's event is available for purchase online and in store at Kolb Studio through January 15, 2024. Proceeds from the sales support the goal of funding an art venue at the Grand Canyon's South Rim.  

About the Event

Celebration of Art (CoA) is a wonderful tradition at Grand Canyon National Park, providing a vibrant experience for visitors, a venue for artists inspired by the canyon, and a successful fundraiser to benefit a dedicated art venue at the park. 

Founded in 2009, CoA invites participating artists to paint "en plein air" (outside on location) for a week at the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Artists are tasked with capturing the ever-changing colors and light as the sun moves across the intricate layers of the canyon. 

The 15th Annual Celebration of Art was a grand success! This year featured 24 plein air artists who spent a week painting at Grand Canyon. Check out our Flickr album to view all the amazing moments.

Want to participate in the 16th Annual Celebration of Art? Applications are open now through January 15, 2024. The event is open to all artists 18 years and older with plein air experience and experience painting the Grand Canyon from the rim. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to each applicant no later than February 9, 2024.

For questions regarding the event, contact Kathy Duley at kduley@grandcanyon.org or (480) 277-0458.

A group of artists stand together outside in front of pine trees.
Photo description: Participating artists from the 13th annual Celebration of Art
Artist Peggy Immel paints stands next to her painting of Desert View Watchtower
Photo description: Celebration of Art artist Peggy Immel painting at Desert View Watchtower
Michelle Condrat paints the canyon plein air
Photo description: Celebration of Art artist Michelle Condrat painting the canyon
Looking down onto a gallery floor of paintings along temporary walls
Photo description: Celebration of Art exhibition inside historic Kolb Studio

Current and Upcoming Celebration of Art Events

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

Plein Air at Grand Canyon
Saturday, September 9–Saturday, September 16, 2023

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

Friday, September 15, 2023

3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Between Verkamp’s Visitor Center and Thunderbird Lodge, Grand Canyon National Park

Sunrise Painting

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Sunrise–10:00 a.m.

Between Mather Point and Trailview Overlook

Grand Opening of the Celebration of Art Exhibit 

Sunday, September 17

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. 

Kolb Studio

Online and at Kolb Studio

Exhibit at Kolb Studio will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

All available artwork will be available for sale online at shop.grandcanyon.orgwith proceeds going towards a fund to establish a dedicated art venue at the South Rim. 


2023 Participating Artists

View the 15th Annual Celebration of Art Catalog

Explore studio pieces from the 15th Annual Celebration of Art catalog.

2023 Celebration of Art Sponsors

Coconino Sponsors 

Jeanne and Nigel Finney

Terri Kline 

Elizabeth and Stephen Watson

Picerne Fine Art Collection Courtesy of Doreen, David and Danielle Picerne

Amy and Mark Schiavoni


Vishnu Sponsors

Teresa Gavigan and Larry Besnoff

Andrew and Pamela Kerr

Loven Contracting

Tyson Winarski


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Tag Grand Canyon Conservancy in your photos and include #CelebrationofArt. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for artist interviews, event updates, and views from the South Rim.

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