Arizona Fine Art Expo beginning Jan. 22
SCOTTSDALE – Renowned artists from around the world will make the beautiful Sonoran Desert in north Scottsdale home for 10 weeks as they create original pieces of fine art in the Arizona Fine Art Expo.
The Arizona Fine Art Expo begins Friday, Jan. 22 and runs through Sunday, April 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily under the white tents at 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jomax Roads, next to MacDonald’s Ranch. Season passes cost $10; season passes for seniors and military are $8; and children under 12 are free. Parking is free.
The event features 120 patron-friendly working studios within a 44,000 square-foot space, where guests have a rare chance to meet the artists, see them in action, and learn about their inspiration and techniques. Several local artists will be included in the expo.
Throughout the 10 weeks, artisans will sketch passionately in pencil, charcoal and pastels; sculpt and fire clay; drill, chisel and carve stone; paint in all media; delicately scrape and etch on scratchboard, stain and etch gourds; design lost wax casting; solder and weld jewelry; assemble mosaics, and more. Art is for sale, and commissions are welcomed.
Patrons can stroll throughout one of the Valley’s largest sculpture gardens, which includes a Koi pond with waterfall surrounded by natural desert. Other highlights include a café, wine tastings, garden parties, book signings, live music every weekend, and more. In addition, the non-profit American Healing Arts Foundation will provide free art classes for veterans during the show.
For 34 years, Thunderbird Artists has played a very important role in uniting gifted artists with patrons across the world by producing award-winning fine art and fine wine festivals. A family-run business, Thunderbird Artists’ success and the encouragement of artists prompted the birth of the Arizona Fine Art Expo 12 years ago.