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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 2, an on-site component September 10-17, and an exhibition and sale September 18, 2022, through January 16, 2023. We will be welcoming back some of our veteran artists and several new additional artists this year. See below for a complete list of who will be joining us this year.
For questions regarding the event, contact Kathy Duley at email@example.com or (480) 277-0458.
Unless otherwise noted, events are free with park admission and open to the public with CDC guidelines in place.
View studio paintings from this year's participating artists in the Celebration of Art online catalogue. A digital version will be released in August (subject to change).
Bid in the online auction between Friday, September 2, and Saturday, September 17, 2022.
The online auction launch and close times will be announced later this year.
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.
Artists will paint together along the rim together for a special Paint Out event. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 277-0458.
Jeanne and Nigel Finney
Picerne Fine Art Collection, Courtesy of Doreen, David, & Danielle Picerne
Amy & Mark Schiavoni
Elizabeth and Stephen Watson
John H. Glanville
Bonnie Kaufman and Peggy Reiner
Anonymous in honor of Arline Tinus
Explore studio pieces from last year's participating artists in the digital 13th Annual Celebration of Art catalogue. To purchase a physical copy of the catalog, shop our online store.