Called “One of the West’s Premier Art Events” by Art & Antiques Magazine, the Celebration of Fine Art show takes place for the 31st year January 16-March 28, 2021. This juried, invitational show and art sale is where art lovers and artists connect, featuring 40,000 square feet of working studios and works of art by 100 renowned and emerging artists from across the country. 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 4PM.
Seasoned art collectors and first-time buyers alike find the experience engaging and comfortable. Art lovers truly get to know the people making the art they love, and can even watch them work. Artists are creating continuously within their studios alongside thoughtfully curated galleries that not only invite conversation, but encourage visitors to return again and again. New works of art emerge frequently during the show, giving visitors even more opportunities to fufill Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s prescribed daily requirements of artistic beauty while they search out artwork that will inspire for years to come.
The Celebration of Fine Art Continues
This year, the Celebration of Fine Art continues outside of our “big white tents” with our new online marketplace. We’ve created a space for art lovers to continue to connect with artists as we wrap one season and prepare for the next
Take a minute to explore new, unique pieces from artists you love and discover artists you’ve never seen throughout the entire year.
Celebration of Fine Art
The Celebration of Fine Art can be experienced under our “big white tents” in Scottsdale, Arizona for 10 weeks between January and March every year. As one season wraps and we prepare for the next, connect with our artists in our online marketplace, available year-round.
Follow artists you love or discover new artists in online shops that feature the same variety of mediums as you would experience at our annual show.
Each Friday from 4 to 5pm, discover the inspiration, techniques and stories behind the creation of art. Enjoy wine, cheese and artistic dialogue at informative panel discussions and demonstrations with Celebration artists.
The Celebration Cafe is a relaxing place to take a break during your art explorations at the Celebration of Fine Art. Our visitors compliment our cafe frequently by telling us all about our top-quality food. Guests rate our cafe as second only to the high-quality artwork.
The Celebration of Fine Art Sculpture Court has become one of the most anticipated showcases of life-sized and monumental sculpture in the West. Visitors will find a wide variety of subjects and styles as the stroll through the one acre courtyard. In addition, guests enjoy almost daily demonstrations of bronze pours, wood turning and other art creations in our center courtyard work area. Take a moment to sit and enjoy the sculpture while enjoying the backdrop of Scottsdale’s beautiful McDowell Mountain Range.
Tom and Ann Morrow held the first Celebration of Fine Art show in 1991, after being inspired by California’s Laguna Beach Festival of Art in the late 1980s. Decades later, the show and its “big white tents” continue to offer an unrivaled experience—part gallery, part working studio, and part art show, all set in an upscale and intimate, yet inviting, comfortable, and interactive environment. Purposefully informal, yet always professional, the Celebration of Fine Art encourages conversation and friendships between artists and patrons while also fostering camaraderie among the artists, who enjoy the professional stimulation they find working alongside each other.
Since 2004, Tom’s daughter Susan Morrow Potje and her husband, Jake, have helmed the show. They always ensure a full spectrum of fine art and craft is represented, and they continue to support the Celebration of Fine Art’s culture as a place where art lovers and artists connect. With an annual average attendance of more than 50,000, this remarkable show has grown to reach far beyond the city limits, attracting visitors from around the world and artists from throughout the country.