Deb Weinkauff

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Deb Weinkauff

September 3, 2021 - January 17, 2022

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. At this year's event, we welcomed back all of our 2020 artists. 

Since 2009, CoA has invited participating artists to paint “en plein air” (outside on location) for a week at the canyon. The works produced from this year's event are available for view and purchase online and at historic Kolb Studio for a four-month sale and exhibition lasting through January 17, 2022. For a private appointment to view the gallery at Kolb Studio, contact Kathy Duley at or (480) 277-0458. 

Shop Paintings

Save the date! Next year's Celebration of Art will be from September 10, 2022, through January 16, 2023. The opening weekend will take place at the South Rim between September 16 -18, 2022. Are you an artist interested in participating? Apply online now.

Cody DeLong begins to paint Grand Canyon
An artist holds up a painting with Grand Canyon Conservancy booth in the backdrop
An artist puts the final touches on her painting of Grand Canyon
A painting on an easel stands before Grand Canyon
A crowd of people under tents at the Grand Canyon Conservancy's Celebration of Art event

Schedule of Events

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

View this year's studio paintings in the Celebration of Art online catalogue.

Studio paintings will be available for purchase through an online intent to purchase form. By submitting the form, there is no guarantee that you will be selected to purchase the painting. All submissions will be entered into a random drawing for each painting. Celebration of Art sponsors will be drawn first and given the first right of refusal to purchase a piece. All winners will be contacted Sunday morning, September 19, to confirm the purchase. 

View the Catalogue

Bid in our online auction between Friday, September 3, and Saturday, September 18, 2021. The auction will close promptly on Saturday, September 18, at 6:00 p.m. Arizona Time.

Winners will be determined at the close of the auction. 

Start Bidding

Where: All over the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Artists Paint Grand Canyon

Artists will be at the South Rim painting "en plain air," where park visitors will have the opportunity to watch the artists paint as they seek to represent the shifting light and shadow, amazing landforms, and extraordinary colors of this vast landscape. Most artists prefer to paint mornings and evenings when the canyon is most vibrant.

Please practice physical distancing while observing the artists and respect their space.

Kolb Studio

Preview the Celebration of Art exhibition early by private appointment only. Attendees can purchase art during this time and submit an Intent to Purchase form for studio pieces. To reserve a time, please click here.

The cost is $50 for each 30-minute viewing appointment. Please note, there is a maximum of six members per group, per appointment, to provide an intimate viewing of the exhibition.

Verkamp's Visitor Center from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Arizona Time.

Artists can be found painting between Verkamp's Visitor Center and Thunderbird Lodge in the village for a group Paint Out. This is a great time for visitors to ask questions and engage with artists while they are creating their beautiful plein air paintings. We will be sharing a live feed of this event on Facebook and YouTube for those who cannot join in person.

All completed paintings will be available for purchase on-site until 6 p.m.

Online and at Kolb Studio

All available artwork is available for sale online at 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. For a private appointment at Kolb Studio to view the artwork, contact Kathy Duley at or (480) 277-0458

We are seeking several new talented artists with plein air experience at Grand Canyon to participate in the 14th Annual Celebration of Art. The event will be from September 10, 2022, through January 16, 2023. The opening weekend will take place at the South Rim between September 16 -18, 2022. 

Applications can be submitted online through January 15, 2022.


2021 Participating Artists

View the 13th Annual Celebration of Art Catalogue

Explore studio pieces from this year's participating artists in the digital 13th Annual Celebration of Art catalogue.

Celebration of Art Sponsors

Premier Sponsor
Lisa Spragens 


Kaibab Sponsors

Jeanne & Nigel Finney

Tyson Winarski


Coconino Sponsors

Teresa Kline

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

Amy & Mark Schiavoni

Stephen Watson


Vishnu Sponsors

Anonymous in honor of Arline Tinus

Loven Contracting


If you are interested in sponsoring the 13th Annual Celebration of Art, view our sponsorship guide and email Lynn Donahue at



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