Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Sep 28th – Jan 15th 2024

Celebration of Art (CoA) is a beautiful tradition, 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 alive at Grand Canyon. This year's online auction kicks off Friday, September 1, 2023.

Founded in 2009, CoA invites participating artists to paint "en plein air" (outside on location) for a week at the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Artists are tasked with capturing the ever-changing colors and light as the sun moves across the intricate layers of the canyon. Paintings produced during this special event are shared with the public during a four-month sale and exhibition online and at Historic Kolb Studio.

This year's event will kick off with an online auction on September 1, an on-site component September 9-15, and an exhibition and sale September 17, 2023, through January 15, 2024. We will be welcoming back some of our veteran artists and several new additional artists this year. Check back soon for a complete list of who will be joining us this year.

Please visit the website for event updates and links to all online activities.

  • Location Grand Canyon National Park South Rim
  • Grand Canyon National Park South Rim
  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona 86023

This is a subheading

This is a heading

This is a summary.