The 2013 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art (South Rim) will be held from September 14, 2013 through January 12, 2014.
Hosted each year by the Grand Canyon Association, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is an annual event that includes 6 days of art-related events followed by a 3-month long exhibition in Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
The exhibit opens with a reception on September 21, 2013, from 11am to 1pm, which is free and open to the public.
The Celebration of Art features 26 artists from around the country who engage in a plein air competition and exhibition. Park visitors have the opportunity to watch the artists paint as they seek to represent the shifting light and shadow, amazing land forms, and vibrant colors of this vast landscape.
Each artists brings a completed studio piece with them and then creates more artwork on the South Rim, on the North Rim, at Phantom Ranch and at Indian Garden during the “Plein Air at the Canyon” and Quick Draw events that take place in the historic district of Grand Canyon Village. During the auction that follows the Quick Draw event on September 20, 2013, park residents and visitors have the opportunity to bid on the work and to bring a piece of Grand Canyon home.
Proceeds from this event will support the goal of funding an art venue at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This permanent home will ensure that future generations of park visitors will be able to view the stunning art collection in the Grand Canyon National Park Museum and Grand Canyon Association Collections.
For more information about the 2013 Celebration of Art, please visit the official Grand Canyon National Park website.