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If you are interested in sponsoring the 15th Annual Celebration of Art, view our sponsorship guide and email Sherri O'Neil at email@example.com.
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. Paintings produced during this special event are shared with the public during a four-month sale and exhibition online and at Historic Kolb Studio.
This year's event will kick off with an online auction on September 1, an on-site component September 9-15, and an exhibition and sale September 17, 2023, through January 15, 2024. We will be welcoming back some of our veteran artists and several new additional artists this year. Check back soon for a complete list of who will be joining us this year.
For questions regarding the event, contact Kathy Duley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 277-0458.
Unless otherwise noted, events are free with park admission and open to the public.
Bid online for artist paintings between Friday, September 1, and Saturday, September 16, 2023.
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
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Between Mather Point and Trailview Overlook
All available artwork will be available for sale online at shop.grandcanyon.org, with proceeds going towards a fund to establish a dedicated art venue at the South Rim.
Kolb Studio is open to the public daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Private appointments will be available to view the artwork. For details, contact Kathy Duley at email@example.com or (480) 277-0458.
Michelle Condrat, Salt Lake City, UT
Chris Fanning, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Russell Johnson, Prescott Valley, AZ
Margaret Larlham, San Diego, CA
John Lasater, Siloam Springs, AR
Deborah McAllister, Cottonwood, AZ
Mark Monsarrat, Redwood City, CA
Jose Luis Nunez, San Diego, CA
Julia Seelos, Redwood City, CA
Matt Sterbenz, Chandler, AZ
Dawn Sutherland, Flagstaff, AZ
Elizabeth and Stephen Watson
Amy and Mark Schiavoni
Picerne Fine Art Collection Courtesy of Doreen, David and Danielle Picerne
Jeanne and Nigel Finney
Teresa Gavigan and Larry Besnoff