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Arizona Fine Art Expo presents ‘Up Close with Royal Arabian Horses’


SCOTTSDALE – This Saturday, the Arizona Fine Art Expo will welcome special guests from the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show.

The north Scottsdale event will open early at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, for ‘Up Close with Royal Arabian Horses,’ a special event featuring two magnificent Royal Arabian horses. The two-hour event also will feature a lively Quick Draw, where artists have a brief timed period to draw the horses, and several artists will plein-air paint them. Refreshments will be available, as well.

“This is a rare chance to see these radiant horses up close, learn about their history, and see how artists recreate their striking beauty,” said Judith Combs, CEO of the award-winning Thunderbird Artists and CEO/Partner of Arizona Fine Art Expo. “Come join us for breakfast and then spend the afternoon touring through artist studios or relaxing in our sculpture garden.”

The Arizona Fine Art Expo has come to be known as one of Arizona’s best venues for collecting fine art. 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. 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; 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.

With the exception of the ‘Up Close with Royal Arabian Horses’ event, when the Expo will open early at 9 a.m., the show runs daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through April 3, 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.

For more details about participating artists or events during the show, call (480) 837-7163 or visit