Terri Attridge

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Terri Attridge

September 1, 2023, through January 15, 2024


If you are interested in sponsoring the 15th Annual Celebration of Art, view our sponsorship guide and email Sherri O'Neil at soneil@grandcanyon.org.



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. 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 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.

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

Sunrise Painting

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Sunrise–10:00 a.m.

Between Mather Point and Trailview Overlook

Online and at Kolb Studio

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. 

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 kduley@grandcanyon.org or (480) 277-0458

2023 Participating Artists

2023 Celebration of Art Sponsors

Coconino Sponsors 

Elizabeth and Stephen Watson

Terri Kline 

Amy and Mark Schiavoni

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

Jeanne and Nigel Finney

Vishnu Sponsors

Tyson Winarski

Loven Contracting

Teresa Gavigan and Larry Besnoff

Follow #CelebrationofArt on Social Media

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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