Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Sep 7th – Sep 15th

  • HoursParticipating artists paint daily (Sept 7-14) on-site at locations of their choice along the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
  • AdmissionFree
Grand Canyon Conservancy’s 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 an art venue at the South Rim. 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 for four months, both in-person and online.

Visitors can watch the artists paint along the South Rim as they interpret this vast landscape's ever-shifting light and shadow, striking landforms, and vibrant colors. In addition, there are free artist demonstrations scheduled at various locations at the canyon during the week.

Highlights include an Artist Paint Out on September 13th from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Verkamp's Visitor Center, Sunrise Painting between Mather Point and Trail View Overlook on September 14th from 6:00 a.m. - 10 a.m. and a public Grand Opening at Historic Kolb Studio at 1:00 p.m. on September 15th. Visit grandcanyon.org/coa for event information.
  • Location South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
  • Village Loop Drive
  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona 86023

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