10th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art 2018

2018 Online Exhibition and Event Images

View paintings still available for purchase and check out photos from the event and live coverage on social media. 


About the Event

Celebration of Art 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 South Rim. With help from our generous sponsors and collectors, we have raised more than $1 million thus far.

Art plays a critical role in the appreciation of our national parks, and this event helps to keep the artistic tradition part of the Grand Canyon experience. Since its inception in 2009, Celebration of Art has invited participating artists to paint “en plein air” (outside on location) for a week at Grand Canyon. The works produced during this time are shown alongside studio-produced pieces at the historic Kolb Studio in an Exhibition and Sale that takes place over four months.

To purchase artwork from the exhibition or schedule a group tour at Kolb Studio, contact Kathy Duley at kduley@grandcanyon.org or (480) 277-0458

Save the Date!

The 11th Annual Celebration of Art will take place during Grand Canyon National Park's Centennial, September 7-15, 2019. 

We currently are seeking artists for next year's event, apply now.  


Female paints on a canvas in front of Grand Canyon

Presenting Sponsor

Coconino Sponsors

Teresa Kline

Janet and Ed Sands

Vishnu Sponsors

Anonymous in honor of Arline Tinus

Loven Contracting

The Picerne Fine Art Collection, courtesy of Doreen, David, and Danielle Picerne

Tyson Winarksi

 

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Anne Dowling at adowling@grandcanyon.org or (928) 863-3883.  

REVIEW OUR SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES


View the 10th Annual Celebration of Art Catalog


Participating artists


Schedule

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

This event features artists from around the country who will engage in plein air demonstrations and an exhibition. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch the artists paint as they seek to represent the shifting light and shadow, amazing land forms, and vibrant colors of this vast landscape.

 

ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS

Sunday, September 9, 4:00 - 6:00p.m - Mather Point Amphitheater 

Monday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Desert View Watchtower

Tuesday, September 11, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Mather Point Amphitheater 

Wednesday, September 12, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Desert View Watchtower

Thursday, September 13, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - El Tovar

Meet plain air artists and mingle with fellow event attendees at Verkamp's, Friday, September 14 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 

All artists paint along the rim between Verkamp's and Kolb Studio

Artists will have two hours to complete a painting of Grand Canyon. Viewers will be able to watch as blank canvases rapidly transform into stunning scenes.

Bright Angel Trailhead

Go home with a work of art! Immediately following the Quick Draw, the paintings that have been created will be auctioned off to the public. Proceeds will go towards establishing a dedicated art venue at the South Rim. 

Kolb Studio

Join us for the grand opening of the Celebration of Art exhibition. Each of the participating artists has painted a studio painting for Celebration of Art. These paintings will be exhibited along with the plein air work they paint during the event, and all works will be for sale. Proceeds will go towards a fund to establish a permanent art venue at the South Rim.

Kolb Studio

Each of the participating artists has painted a studio painting for Celebration of Art. These paintings will be exhibited along with the plein air work they paint during the event, and all works will be for sale. Proceeds will go towards a fund to establish a dedicated art venue at the South Rim. 

Media Sponsors

Thank you to our supportive partners. 

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Press Coverage


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