• View of Grand Canyon National Park at sunset from the South Rim

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

Historic Kolb Studio Art and History Exhibits

Collage of 6 Artists doing "Plen Air on the Rim" September 8-12, 2012
Grand Canyon Celebration of Art: "Plen Air on the Rim" September 13-21, 2014 -Exhibit at Kolb Studio: September 21, 2013 - January 20, 2015
Paintings on display in exhibit

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Exhibit

2014 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
September 13, 2014 - February 8, 2015

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 opened with a reception on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 12 noon to 2 pm, which was free and open to the public.

The Celebration of Art featured over 25 artists from around the country who engaged in a plein air competition and exhibition. Park visitors had 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 artist 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 took place in the historic district of Grand Canyon Village. During the auction that followed the Quick Draw event on September 20, 2014, park residents and visitors had 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 2014 Celebration of Art contact:


view of kolb studio

Kolb Studio on the Rim

Kolb Studio
Once the home and business of the Kolb Brothers, pioneering photographers and filmmakers at Grand Canyon, this rambling, Victorian era building (1905) is currently being restored to its original splendor through the help of donors. Learn more... The studio showcases the Kolb Brothers Exhibit and the annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art exhibit.

Kolb Studio is located in the Village Historic District at the renovated Bright Angel Trailhead. Open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (winter hours)

Additional Visitor Centers

Exhibits at Kolb Studio are sponsored by the Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon National Park.

For more information on this exhibit and the Grand Canyon Association and its programs, please visit http://www.grandcanyon.org

Thumbnail of Winter 2014 Village Transit Map.

South Rim Transit Map

Winter 2014 (Nov. 30, 2014 through Feb 28, 2015)
South Rim Village Transit Map
(2.8 MB PDF File) letter-size paper (4 pages)

as one large page 22.5" x 17"
(1.8 MB PDF file)


Kolb Brothers historic photos slide show.

The Amazing Kolb Brothers - Historic Photos

Returning February 2015
The Amazing Kolb Brothers

A Grand Life at the Grand Canyon !

At first glance, Kolb Studio appears to be an old house perched on the rim of the canyon.

However, if you step inside, or see it from the Bright Angel Trail on your hike out of the canyon, you get the sense that it is much more than that.

This is the Victorian home of the Kolb Brothers who created a lasting legacy of adventure, exploration, family love, and amazing Grand Canyon photography that will last as long as the Canyon itself.

  • See Unusual Antique Cameras
  • Watch Their Movie That Played Continuously for 61 Years
This exhibit is presented by the Grand Canyon Association, Cline Library and Grand Canyon National Park. Additional funding is provided by the Babbitt Foundation, Pink Jeep Tours, Las Vegas and Sedona and Ms. Penny Schultz.
View of exhibit in Kolb Studio

Kolb Brothers exhibit returns in February 2015

Exhibit returns February 2015

Take a virtual tour of the exhibit here.

Photos of Kolb Studio and recent historic renovation work

Kolb Brothers Collection at Northern Arizona University

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