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The Spring Issue of Art Connection Has Arrived!

Before we head into the official start of summer, let’s take a few moments to savor the final days of spring! The latest issue of Art Connection, our quarterly magazine, celebrates all things spring as well as how art impacts our well-being. In this spring issue, you’ll find: A spotlight on artist Adolfo Girala Vitamin A(rt): […]

In the News: So Scottsdale

Always in vogue, artist Barbara Rudolph’s “Bougie Birdies” graced the cover page of So Scottsdale’s “Now” editorial feature.

In the News: Scottsdale Airpark News

Scottsdale Airpark News visits the Celebration of Fine Art to learn about the 33-year-history and how the show has evolved.

In the News: Fox 10

Fox 10’s Tom Ferguson took a stroll through the big white tents in this fun interview with several Celebration artists.

In the News: Scottsdale Progress

In this interview with the Scottsdale Progress, Susan and several artists talk about the show’s history and how it has grown over the past 32 years.

In the News: NBC 12 News

Eight years ago the Rupperts started making sculptures out of felt material from cowboy hats that would otherwise end up in the landfill, giving it new life. And in this interview with 12 News, the artful duo shares how they got their start and some of the interesting ways their art is being used.

In the News: Scottsdale Independent

The Scottsdale Independent heralds the opening of the 31st annual Celebration of Fine Art. Over the past 31 years, we have welcomed more than 1.5 million art lovers into the big white tents. Learn what makes us a destination for art collectors and enthusiasts year after year. Read the full article here.

In the News: Phoenix New Times

We were honored to be featured in the Phoenix New Times as one of the best live and virtual things to do around Phoenix. Read the full article here.

In the News: Arizona Foothills Magazine

Arizona Foothills Magazine names Susan Morrow Potje, Co-Owner and Show Director of the Celebration of Fine Art, a “trendsetter to know,” and sits down with her to learn what motivates and inspires her, what she loves about Arizona and why she’s so passionate about her job. Read the full article here.

In the News: AZ Central

The Celebration of Fine Art has deep roots in the Scottsdale area. Founders Tom and Ann Morrow started the show 31 years ago, at a time when most art was shown in traditional galleries. Today, Susan Morrow Potje and her husband, Jake, continue the tradition. We shared with AZ Central how the show has grown […]

In The News: Fox 10 Visits The Celebration of Fine Art

Take a tour inside the “big white tents” with Fox 10’s Tom Fergus.

In The News: North Valley Magazine

This year, we may be celebrating art six feet apart, but the spirit of connection and joy is more alive than ever. North Valley magazine’s Christina Fuoco-Karasinski gives a peek inside the 31st annual Celebration of Fine Art –– what’s new this year and what favorite traditions make a return. To read the full article, […]

In The News: Phoenix Business Journal

What all goes into putting on the Celebration of Fine Art? We sat down with the Phoenix Business Journal to discuss just that. We also shared a bit of the show’s history in addition to key figures that highlight the show’s success and overall impact. Read the article here.

In The News: Scottsdale Independent

The business side of art is one we rarely get to talk about –– so we were delighted to chat with Scottsdale Independent on what it’s been like to grow and sustain a 30-year-old art business! The article covers how the show has successfully grown and flourished from its humble beginnings in 1989, the challenges […]

In the News: North Valley Magazine

A love of art and a vision to bring an immersive experience to patrons in Scottsdale led show founders Tom and Ann Morrow to create the Celebration of Fine Art, now celebrating its 30th year. Read the full feature here.              

In The News: ArtBeat Magazine

Ask any local and they will probably know, through osmosis at least, that arts and culture are Scottsdale’s superpower. There is no better example of this supremacy than the longest running art show in Arizona – Celebration of Fine Art – which begins January 18th and runs for 10 weeks, closing at the end of […]

In The News: Fox 10’s Cory McCloskey Visits the Celebration

What happens when one of the Valley’s most beloved newscasters, Fox 10’s Cory McCloskey, gets around a group of artists? Well, let’s just say there’s never a dull moment!

In the News: Scottsdale Progress

With the Celebration of Fine Art now in its 30th year, the Scottsdale Progress recently highlighted how the show got its start, what sets it apart from other fine art shows and how the community has embraced its unique model of connecting artists to art lovers under a 40,000 square foot tent. Read the article […]

In the News: Desert Ridge Lifestyles

Our neighbors in Desert Ridge shared the exciting news… the Celebration of Fine Art is BACK for the 30th year! Learn what to expect under the show’s famous “big white tent,” including works of art in every medium from 100 acclaimed and emerging artists from around the United States. Read the article here.

In the News: AZ Redbook

This winter, AZ Redbook chats with Susan Morrow Potje about what’s in store for the 30th anniversary of the Celebration of Fine Art, including the storied history of the show, what types of art visitors can expect to see and the latest on the popular Art Discovery Series. “Three decades ago, my parents had a […]

IN THE NEWS: East Valley Tribune

Artists come from near and far to participate in the Celebration of Fine Art. Special thanks to The East Valley Tribune for highlighting several artists from right here in our backyard! “The Celebration of Fine Art transformed the way people experience art when it debuted in downtown Scottsdale nearly 30 years ago. Now a linchpin in Arizona’s […]

In the News: FOX 10

FOX 10’s Cory McCloskey stopped by the 29th annual Celebration of Fine Art to share what makes the show so special, and highlight several of the artists visitors can meet. He also showed off several paintings and sculptures while chatting with Susan Morrow-Potje. Take a peek:

In the News: Scottsdale Independent

Thanks to the Scottsdale Independent for highlighting this year’s Celebration of Fine Art, including a handful of artists who reside in Scottsdale. Take a peek at the article below. “Equal parts gallery, working studio, and art show, it’s no wonder the Celebration of Fine Art has been drawing art lovers from across the country for […]

Celebration of Fine Art Returns to AZ Jet Center Event

At the Celebration of Fine Art, we’re all about creating environments where art lovers and artists connect, and on January 16 we’ll be doing just that at the AZ Jet Center. Come join us from 4 to 7 p.m. and visit with four Celebration of Fine Art artists––Pete Tillack, Hannah Friel, Heidi Rosner, and Cary […]

In the News: Modern Luxury Scottsdale

Susan Potje was recognized among Scottsdale’s Most Dynamic Women. “Like father like daughter, Potje is just as passionate about art as she is about people, and sees her role in the success of the festival as being a leader to the team and the artists…”

In the News: Jetset Magazine

The 10-week event enables visitors from around the globe to admire and acquire an unsurpassed selection of artwork in all mediums and styles. Plus, show guests have the opportunity to enjoy the hour-long Art Discovery Series each Friday starting at 4 PM.

In the News: Fine Art Connoisseur

Tyson works in various media sculpts in bronze, paints in oil, and creates highly complex black and white drawings using white pencil over black substrate. A motivated creator, he recently won first place in sculpture at the International Art Renewal Center Salon.

In the News: Northeast Valley News

With the theme titled “Where art lovers and artists connect,” the event brings in artists from across the United States to set up working studios while interacting with art lovers about their work.

2018 Opening Night Sneak Peek

The Celebration of Fine Art, the West’s premiere art show and working studio, is back for its 28th year! Take a sneak peek into the opening night and find out why art lovers come back year after year.

In the News: Arizona Republic

What you’ll notice as you walk through the show is every space is unique to the artist. They start with the same basic two walls, and they create their own space that reflects both their personality and their work.

Fox 10’s Cory McCloskey Visits The Celebration

Nearly every year Fox 10’s Cory McCloskey comes out the Celebration of Fine Art. If it’s possible, he makes us laugh more each visit.

From Around the Show

We took a walk around the show to see what the artist were currently working and we never cease to be amazed by the talent in the tent.

What a great opening week!

The first week of the 2014 Celebration of Fine Art is coming to an end! It has been a wonderful week of welcoming both old and new collectors and many wonderful visitors.

Countdown to Celebration: By The Numbers

We’re often asked how much goes into the Celebration of Fine Art…how many people does it take, how long does it take, just what…

Countdown to the Celebration: See the Show in 60 Seconds

The Celebration of Fine Art is now just six days away! See the show in 60 seconds.

Countdown to the Celebration

The Celebration of Fine Art kicks off in just days! Are you ready?


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