A Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Grand Canyon National Park September 14, 2013 – January 20, 2014
The Grand Canyon Association and Arizona Public Service are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park. This event features twenty-six artists from around the country who have created a studio piece for the exhibition and will paint plein air during the week before the exhibit opens.
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. Artists will be at the North and South Rims and, for the again this year at Phantom Ranch and Indian Garden September 14-20.
Long before there was color photography, artists like Thomas Moran and Gunnar Widforss contributed to capturing the beauty and mystery of Grand Canyon through art. It was their paintings that helped communicate to the world the need for preservation of such a special place. In 2009, the Grand Canyon Association rejuvenated this idea and brought artists to the South Rim for a week of painting and appreciation of art in the canyon. Today, Celebration of Art exposes tens of thousands of people to live artist renderings at Grand Canyon. It has become the model for outdoor art events in National Parks.
Event Schedule Plein Air at Grand Canyon September 14 – 20, 2013 North and South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Quick Draw and Auction Friday, September 20, 2013 9:00 am – noon
Grand Opening Reception and Sale Saturday , September 21, 2013 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kolb Studio
Exhibit and Sale September 21, 2013 – January 20, 2014 Kolb Studio