Cave Creek hosts annual art festival

STAFF REPORT~ 3/14/2012

Cave Creek will host the 11th annual Festival of Fine Art from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday – Sunday at Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek.
Along with works of art from 100 artists from around the country visitors will experience live music, Southwest cuisine and wine tasting at one of the largest open-air fine art shows in the Southwest.
The high standards for acceptance into this juried show ensure art enthusiasts will experience collectors-quality, artwork in a variety of mediums and styles.

The Sonoran Arts League, boasts more than 450 members and is the oldest and largest arts league in Arizona. The non-profit organization actively advances art, artists and art education through leadership and service.

This year the 11th Annual Festival of Fine Art is being produced in partnership with Vermillion Promotions, one of Arizona’s top rated producers of Fine Art, Wine & Culinary Festivals for over 25 years.

“We are thrilled to be associated with such a prestigious organization as the Sonoran Arts League, said Candy Vermillion, Managing Director of Vermillion Promotions. “ As a patron, I have attended the League’s Festivals and Studio Tours for many years and I have always been deeply impressed with their high standards and diverse group of talented artists”.
Many of the participating artists at this year’s festival work primarily out of their home studios and through galleries, so this is a rare opportunity to interact with the artists and select art to purchase directly from them. Art styles will include works on canvas, copper relief, bronze and stone, paper art, glass, exquisite hand-crafted jewelry, ceramic and mixed media treasures.

Arizona Wine Growers, Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Jerome Winery, and Kokopelli Winery will be on held for wine enthusiasts.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Patrick Ki performing on the slack key guitar as well as Sonoran Jazz group, Dulce VAS.
Stagecoach Village is located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road. For information call 623-734-6526 or visit and